Officials to unveil citywide baseball tournament Thursday
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will be joined Thursday by Baltimore City Schools CEO Andrés Alonso and Tim Holley, Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association vice president and Baseball Sport Committee chairman, to announce the President's Cup — a citywide baseball tournament designed to bring together the city's public and private school teams. Young said he pushed to create the President's Cup as a way to showcase youth baseball, which has been on the decline in many cities, including Baltimore, for much of the past decade. "During my childhood, baseball was the one sport that crossed racial and socioeconomic lines to unite the city's youth," Young said. "With the President's Cup, we're looking to re-create the unifying magic of the sport to bring together youth from different backgrounds." On April 2, a welcome event for the President's Cup will be held at Sports Legends Museum to celebrate the city's rich baseball history. Tournament play will begin April 9 and continue through April 16, when the championship game will be held at Camden Yards. The private schools taking part are Boys' Latin, Friends, Gilman, Mount St. Joseph and St. Frances. On April 7, Baltimore City Public Schools' Office of Interscholastic Athletics will choose the top three public schools to participate in the tournament.
Girls basketball: No. 1 Archbishop Spalding (28-4) has accepted an invitation to play in the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational April 1 and 2 at Georgetown Prep's Hanley Center in Bethesda. The girls semifinals will be held April 1 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., with the championship the following day at noon. The semifinals will be broadcast live on ESPNU with the title game on ESPN2. Others in the four-team field: Riverdale Baptist, which the Cavaliers defeated, 69-58, in December at the Breezy Bishop Classic, and Hollywood Christian and Dr. Phillips, both from Florida.
Jones leads No. 1 Terps women to 19-5 rout of Stony Brook
Brandi Jones scored a career-high four goals and Karri Ellen Johnson (Broadneck) and Sarah Mollison each had three to power No. 1 Maryland (9-0) to a 19-5 win over host Stony Brook (3-5) on Tuesday. The Terps jumped out to a 7-0 lead before the Seawolves scored their first goal at the 21:14 mark. Jones completed her hat trick during the run.
More women: Kelly Custer recorded her second hat trick of her career to lead host Towson (3-4) to a 13-10 decision over Temple (1-6). Custer, who has eight goals on the season, earned both hat tricks against the Owls. After trading goal for goal in the first half, 7-7, Towson outscored Temple, 6-3, in the second half. … Ali Kapustin (Marriotts Ridge) scored three goals, and visiting Frostburg State (2-6) broke a five-game losing streak with a 19-3 win over Methodist (2-6). The Bobcats limited the Monarchs to one goal in the second half. … Allison Terry (Catholic) had a game-high four goals in a losing effort as host College of Notre Dame (1-6, 0-2 Colonial States Athletic Conference) fell, 11-7, to Gwynedd-Mercy (5-3, 2-0). … Salisbury stayed at No. 1 for the fifth consecutive week in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's weekly Top 20 poll. The Sea Gulls (9-0) garnered 18 first-place votes and 398 total points.
Men: Brett Schmidt scored a career-high five goals to power visiting Mount St. Mary's (3-3) to a 21-7 win over Virginia Military Institute (2-6). The 21 goals represent the most in a game by the Mount since a 21-5 win over Siena on April 22, 2001. … Rory Averett had five goals to lead host Goucher (4-4) to a 12-6 win over Washington & Jefferson (2-2). Goucher led, 6-1, at the half. … Navy senior midfielder Andy Warner was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. Teammate Harrison Chaires (Centennial), a freshman attackman, was honored as the Rookie of the Week.
Zbikowski, ex-MMA champion Grummet to fight Saturday
Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is scheduled to fight Caleb "True Grit" Grummet in Atlantic City on Saturday. Grummet, 29, has only fought one professional boxing match —which ended in a draw — but he is a former Xtreme Cagefighting Middleweight champion in mixed martial arts. Zbikowski is 2-0 as a professional boxer, recording first-round knockouts both times. This is his second fight since the NFL lockout began. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50, are available at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com.
D.C. United: The club announced it will play an international friendly against English Premier League side Everton Football Club on July 23 at RFK Stadium. It will be the first meeting between the two clubs, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.