White Plains rides 9-run third inning to 12-5 victory in Ripken World Series

August 17, 2010|By Sports Digest

Cal Ripken World Series

White Plains rides 9-run third inning to 12-5 victory

The Maryland state champs from White Plains scored nine runs in the third inning for a 12-5 win over Willamette Valley, Ore., at the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen on Monday. Outfielder Brett Konzen went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. David Larson recorded the win for White Plains (2-1), giving up just one run in three innings of work against the Pacific Northwest champions (1-1).

Ocala Highlands (Fla.) 10, Mineral Area (Mo.) 0: Brandon Reitz led the way for the Southeast Regional champs, going 2-3 at the plate with a home run and striking out eight batters in 31/3 innings.

Lexington (Ky.) 9, Emmorton 1: The Ohio Valley champs scored seven runs in the final two innings to earn their second win in as many games.

Bear (Del.) 10, Emmorton 0: Trevor Powers pitched five innings with five strikeouts and hit the only home run of the game for the Mid-Atlantic Regional champs (1-1), who dropped the Harford County representatives to 0-3.

Japan 10, Republic of Korea 0: Japan scored seven runs in fourth inning to earn its second straight 10-0 victory.

Mexico 15, Canada 0: Mexico improved to 3-0 as Luis Urias hit two home runs. Canada's record dropped to 0-3.

Dominican Republic 7, Australia 2: Australia (0-3) started out strong in the first inning with two runs, but the Dominican Republic (2-1) shot back with five runs total in the second and third innings.

Lexington (Ky.) 7, Mineral Area (Mo.) 2: T.J. Ross hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning for Lexington (3-0). The Midwest Plains Regional champs dropped to 0-2.

Norwalk (Conn.) 11, Mountain Home (Ark.) 1, 4 innings: David Balunek homered and scored three runs as the New England Regional champs (2-0) dropped the Southwest Regional representatives to 0-3.

Orioles

Roberts to host 5th annual bash Sunday at Arundel Mills

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will host the fifth annual Brian's Baseball Bash at Dave and Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Fans will have the chance to interact with Roberts, other Orioles players and local sports stars while enjoying a night of games and food. Proceeds from Brian's Baseball Bash will support the University of Maryland Hospital for Children's Pediatric Cardiopulmonary and Child Life Programs. The event will also include silent and live auctions, which will feature items from many local businesses, Maryland football tickets, memorabilia from the Ravens as well as autographed jerseys from Cal Ripken Jr./b>., Eddie Murray, Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer and other major league superstars. Tickets to the event must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $200 for adults and $150 for children 12 and under. To order tickets, fans should call the UMHC at 410-328-3637.

Et cetera

Bowie's Charles has TD, but U.S. falls to Canada, 31-18

Shawntese Charles of Bowie caught a first-half touchdown pass but Canada jumped out to a 19-6 lead and rode a late surge to a 31-18 victory over the U.S. to earn the gold medal at the International Federation of American Football Flag Football world championships in Ottawa on Sunday. The U.S. team, composed of athletes from the Independent Women's Football League, finished 6-4 overall. On the men's side, the U.S. earned its first gold, defeating Denmark, 35-19. The men finished 8-0 for the tournament, outscoring opponents 329-199.

UMBC softball: Four players committed to join the team this fall: pitcher-outfielder Katie Ferguson of North East; shortstop-third baseman Jessica Warner (Huntingtown); utility player and pitcher Kayla Martinez (Arundel), a three-time All-Metro selection by The Baltimore Sun; and infielder-outfielder Amy Metcalfe of Westminster, who will transfer from Iona.

Loyola men's swimming: Incoming freshman Julian Brice will compete for his native Saint Lucia in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle this week at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. This is the first year of the quadrennial Youth Olympic Games, which are run by the International Olympic Committee.

UMBC men's soccer: The team's 8 p.m. game Friday, Oct. 15 at UMBC Stadium. will be featured in prime time on the Fox Soccer Channel as part of the sixth season of the NSCAA College Game of the Week.

D.C. United: The club has signed 18-year-old defensive midfielder Conor Shanosky from its academy. Shanosky will train with United's first team; however, he will not be eligible for selection until the 2011 season.

Golf: Brendan McKinney put up rounds of 72-71—143 and won the annual Publinx championship, held over two days at Pine Ridge and Mount Pleasant golf courses. The even-par total put his seven strokes clear of his closest challengers, David Jagodzinski and Andrew Hill. This was part of a three-tournament program over the weekend sponsored and conducted by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation. At Forest Park Golf Course, Al Medlin won the Seniors title for the sixth time, shooting a par-matching 71, while Tara Kramer, a teacher and coach at Roland Park Country School, won her first Women's crown with an 87. Meg Giusti, playing her home course at Montgomery Country Club in Laytonsville, shot 1-over-par 73 and took a commanding four-stroke lead halfway through the 42nd annual Maryland State Women's Senior championship.

—From Sun staff and news services

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