Johns Hopkins knocked out of College World Series with 23-8 loss to Cortland

May 31, 2010|By Sports Digest

No. 1 Johns Hopkins allowed eight runs in both the second and fifth innings as its season came to an end with a 23-8 loss to No. 9 Cortland in a Division III College World Series elimination game in Grand Chute, Wis. The Red Dragons (38-9-1) pounded out 26 hits and benefited from three Blue Jays errors, all in the second inning. Chris Huisman (Archbishop Spalding), Brian Youchak and John Swarr all hit solo home runs in the sixth inning, setting a Division III College World Series team record for homers in an inning. Greg Harbeck took the loss for Hopkins to fall to 8-1 on the season. Harbeck allowed six runs, five earned, in 11/3 innings. The Blue Jays finished the season with a record of 44-7, setting a school record for victories.

HONORS: Juniata senior shortstop Andrew Kriss (John Carroll) and catcher Greg Hoffman (Dulaney) were named to the All-Landmark Conference first team, and Catholic sophomore second baseman Tim Mierzwa (Reservoir) made the second team. Kriss also made the American Baseball Coaches of America Division III All Mid-Atlantic team.

More colleges

Mount's Christiansen is first NEC Defensive Player of Year

Mount St. Mary's sophomore first baseman Liz Christiansen received the inaugural Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year award for softball and was named to the All-NEC first team with senior third baseman Amanda Buckel (North Carroll). Sophomore shortstop Taylor Beebe was named to the All-NEC second team.

College TENNIS: Brendan Kincaid, who coaches the Salisbury men and women, was named national Assistant Coach of the Year and Atlantic South Region Coach of the Year.

NAVY: Senior swimmer Adam Meyer won the NAAA Sword for Men for excelling in men's athletics during his years of varsity competition, and senior swimmer Tara Chapmon won the Vice Admiral Lawrence Sword for Women for excelling in women's athletics. Junior quarterback Ricky Dobbs earned the Thompson Trophy Cup, which goes to the midshipman, male or female, who has done the most during the year to promote athletics at the academy. Senior Justin Langan of the squash team was awarded the men's Coaches' Calvert Award for perseverance during his career. Senior swimmer Thuy-Mi Dinh won the women's Coaches' Calvert Award.

WNBA

Mystics' Langhorne ties career high with 16 rebounds in win

Maryland product Crystal Langhorne scored 17 points and tied a career high with 16 rebounds, and the host Washington Mystics withstood a late run in a 69-65 win over the Connecticut Sun. Nakia Sanford added four of her 11 points in the final three minutes as the Mystics (4-3) led by at least three throughout the late stages of the game. Monique Currie scored 18 points and Lindsey Harding had 10 points and nine assists to help end a three-game skid.

Arena football

Mariners roll, 57-39, go to 10-0, clinch playoff berth

Led by five touchdown passes from E.J. Nemeth, including four to Scorpio Brown, the visiting Mariners (10-0) defeated the Richmond Raiders, 57-39, to clinch their second straight American Indoor Football Association playoff berth. The Mariners can clinch the conference championship by beating the Erie Storm at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena.

Pro soccer

Palace Baltimore falls, 2-0,

in 'worst performance'

Crystal Palace Baltimore lost, 2-0, to the league-leading Austin Aztex on Saturday night at UMBC Stadium. Jamie Watson and Maxwell Griffin scored for the Texas club (6-1-2), which solidified its hold on first place in the USSF D-2 Pro League. Baltimore is 3-5-1. "It was our worst performance in the past six games, for sure," Palace Baltimore coach Jim Cherneski said. "We need to look at the tape, but we sat back too far and they caused us some problems. That said, we have to finish our chances, make their keeper make the save." Palace's next match is at Miami FC on June 9.

—From Sun staff and news services

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