Charles Co. eliminated from Ripken World Series

Loyola coach Baloga wins Mid-Amateur by five strokes

August 21, 2010|By Sports Digest

The Ohio Valley champions from Lexington, Ky., defeated the Maryland champs from White Plains in Charles County, 1-0, to reach the U.S. final at the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen. Maryland pitcher Austin Mitchell pitched a complete game, allowing two hits and striking out eight. Winning pitcher Michael Flora gave up one hit in five innings. T.J. Ross scored the lone run in the second inning. Lexington will face Ocala today at 3 p.m.

Ocala (Fla.) 4, Norwalk (Conn.) 1: Brandon Reitz pitched a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts, as the Southeast champion improved to 5-0 by defeating the New England champion. Ocala center fielder Kirby McMullen had a double, triple and RBI. Catcher Angel Camacho and left fielder Hagan Samson each had a double.

Dominican Republic 4, Japan 2: The Dominican Republic rallied with four runs in the top of the sixth to defeat previously unbeaten Japan and earn a spot in today's International final at noon. Dominican Leudy Santana struck out 16. Japan scored its runs in the first inning.

Mexico 17, Republic of Korea 0: Humberto Moreno, who batted ninth, had two doubles, a second-inning home run and five RBIs to lead Mexico into the International final. Pitchers Francisco Miranda, Gerardo Haro and Luis Urias combined to give up just two hits and struck out nine. Mexico, which finished with 16 hits, scored in each of the first four innings, including seven runs in the third.

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Loyola coach Baloga wins Mid-Amateur by five strokes

Loyola golf coach Chris Baloga of Hillendale Country Club shot a 3-under-par 69 and a record-setting 36-hole total of 135 in winning the Mid-Amateur championship of the Maryland State Golf Association at Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville. The 9-under total also set a record. The old marks were 136 and 8-under, respectively. Travis Russell of Redgate Golf Course in Rockville was second at 70-70—140, followed by Bill Jenner (White Plains Golf Club) and Andrew Rice (Baltimore Country Club) at 142 in a field reduced to 63 after the first-day cut at 78. Baloga will play in the U.S. Amateur starting Monday in University Place, Wash.

Harding's late basket moves Mystics into tie for first place

Lindsey Harding's driving basket with 8.8 seconds left gave the host Washington Mystics a 75-74 victory over the Liberty, ending New York's 10-game winning streak and creating a three-way tie for first place in the WNBA Eastern Conference among the Mystics, Liberty and Indiana Fever at 21-12. Washington holds the tiebreaker of a better head-to-head record. If the Mystics defeat the Atlanta Dream (19-14) on Sunday, they will clinch the conference title.

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Bayhawks' Poillon, Evans and Smith make All-MLL

Midfielder Peet Poillon (UMBC), defender Michael Evans (Johns Hopkins) and faceoff specialist Alex Smith (Boys' Latin) of the Chesapeake Bayhawks were selected to the All-Major Lacrosse League team in voting by general managers and head coaches. The Bayhawks will play the Boston Cannons at noon today in a semifinal at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Horse racing: Hero's Reward (9-5), who hasn't won since last year's Mister Diz Stakes, is back to defend his title today at Laurel Park in the six-furlong, $50,000 sprint on the grass for Maryland-breds. Natural Seven (6-1), second last year, is back again, too.

Boys basketball: The city's best players will take the court today at The Madison Square Dome in East Baltimore.'s sixth anniversary celebration will feature seven games, starting with youth boys at 1 p.m and leading up to the showcase event for seniors at 8:30 p.m. For more, see Matt Bracken's blog post at

Track and field: Sydney Robinson, a 9-year-old fourth-grader at Pointers Run Elementary in Columbia, took the girls sub-bantam gold medal at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Championships on Aug. 2-8 in Norfolk, Va. She won the preliminary flights with a jump of 11 feet, 5 inches and the final in 13-11.75.

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