Nats send Maxwell to Yanks, add former Oriole Meredith

Towson men rally but fall short against Drexel, 65-59

February 03, 2011|By Sports Digest

Baseball

Nats send Maxwell to Yanks, add former Oriole Meredith

The Washington Nationals traded outfielder Justin Maxwell to the New York Yankees on Wednesday and reached a minor league deal with former Orioles reliever Cla Meredith. Maxwell, 27, a Sherwood alum who was drafted by the Orioles in the 43rd round in 2001 but decided to attend Maryland instead, has a .201 batting average in parts of three seasons with nine home runs and 26 RBIs. He went to New York for minor league right-hander Adam Olbrychowski. Meredith, 27, was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in 21 games for the Orioles. The Nationals also reached a minor league deal with infielder Alex Cora, 35, who hit a combined .210 with the New York Mets and Texas Rangers. Washington sent right-hander Shairon Martis outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

Orioles: Jim Howard has been named as one of four 2011 inductees in the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame. He will be honored before a Hudson Valley Renegades game in New York on July2. Howard has been recognized in the past as the club's Scout of the Year, and now he will be immortalized with a bronze plaque. He has scouted countless players for the Orioles — and also has worked as the club's advance scout — but he's probably best known for pushing for the drafting of left-hander Erik Bedard out of a Connecticut junior college in 1999. The other three scouts to be inducted this summer are the Colorado Rockies' Jack Gillis, the Cincinnati Reds' Terry Reynolds and the Kansas City Royals' Mike Toomey, a Gaithersburg resident and former George Washington coach.

Dan Connolly

College basketball

Towson men rally but fall short against Drexel, 65-59

Visiting Towson (4-18, 0-12 Colonial Athletic Association) put together a late rally, capped by Josh Brown's 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to pull the Tigers within four, but no closer, as they lost their 11th consecutive game, 65-59, to Drexel (15-7, 7-5). Rashawn Polk had 14points for Towson, including three 3-pointers.

Division III men: Sam Burum scored a career-high 30 points to power visiting St. Mary's (17-4, 11-1 Capital Athletic Conference) to an 82-75 victory over York (13-8, 7-5). … Host Frostburg State (9-12, 4-8 CAC) went on a 9-0 run late in the second half to win, 71-65, over Hood (10-10, 6-6). … Visiting Washington College (6-14, 5-8 Centennial Conference) rallied late but fell short, 78-75, to Haverford (10-9, 7-6). … Tim McCarty had 17 points to lead host Johns Hopkins (5-15, 3-10 Centennial) to a 65-46 win over Gettysburg (11-9, 8-5). … Chris McGrew scored 21 as visiting Salisbury (8-12, 3-8 CAC) won, 69-48, over Marymount (4-16, 2-9). … Brian Gerney (13 points) hit the winning layup with 2.6 seconds left to lift host Dickinson (10-10, 8-5 Centennial) to a 62-61 win over McDaniel (11-9, 8-5). … Greg Woody (Mount St. Joseph) had 20 points, but host Stevenson (6-15, 2-10 CAC) fell, 90-64, to Wesley (14-6, 10-1).

Division I women: Visiting UMBC (13-10, 7-3 America East) shot 27 percent from the field and lost, 47-40, to Binghamton (15-8, 8-2), which took over sole possession of second place.

Division III women: Cara Thompson had 23points to lead visiting McDaniel (6-13, 5-10 Centennial) to a 73-60 double-overtime victory over Dickinson (8-11, 6-9). Thompson capped a 17-6 run with two free throws with 5.6 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. … Elaina Hummel scored 20points, including a pair of free throws with one second left in overtime, as host Frostburg State (11-10, 8-4 CAC) won, 76-73, over Hood (7-10, 2-10). Allyson Lethbridge had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers. … Sally O'Donnell totaled 17 points to power visiting Washington College (9-10, 7-7 Centennial) to a 58-52 win over Haverford (8-12, 5-10). … Visiting Salisbury (9-8, 7-4 CAC) shot 54 percent from 3-point range as the Sea Gulls won, 53-39, over Marymount (9-8, 7-4). … Gettysburg's Julie McGrory hit a jumper as time expired to force overtime, where the visiting Bullets (15-5, 10-5 Centennial) outscored Johns Hopkins (16-4, 13-3) by 10-6 and won, 61-57. … Sophie Pruden had a career-high 16 points in a losing effort, as visiting St. Mary's (10-10, 6-6 CAC) fell, 69-51, to York (11-9, 8-4). … JaQuelia Conley had 11 points as host Stevenson (2-18, 1-11 CAC) was outscored 27-16 in the first half and lost, 50-44, to Wesley (10-10, 5-6).

Et cetera

Lacrosse midfielder Layne transfers from UNC to Loyola

Men's lacrosse midfielder Chris Layne, who had six goals and two assists in 29 games over two seasons at North Carolina, has transferred to Loyola and is expected to play in 2012. Layne's brother Steve played defense for the Greyhounds from 2007 to 2010 and was the team's Most Valuable Player his senior season.

More men's college lacrosse: Senior midfielder Nick Elsmo (Severn), a second-year transfer out of Virginia, was named one of five co-captains at Delaware.

College football: Archbishop Spalding offensive lineman and captain Nicholas Allen has committed to Carnegie Mellon.

College softball: Coppin State junior Paige Arnold was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Preseason Pitcher of the Year, and senior Jade Dudley was named to the preseason first team, while the Eagles were chosen to finish fourth in the Northern Division in voting by coaches and sports information directors. Howard finished first. Morgan State was fifth and UMES sixth.

Golf: Jim Fitzgerald, the head PGA professional at Chevy Chase Club, was named the Middle Atlantic PGA Professional of the Year.

—From Sun staff and news services

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