Former Orioles closer Ray is released by Mariners

Hutsell leads MAPGA Pro

Shriver wins MSGA Mid-Am

August 17, 2011|By Sports Digest

Baseball

Former Orioles closer Ray is released by Mariners

The Seattle Mariners released former Orioles closer Chris Ray. He had been on the disabled list since Aug. 1, retroactive to July 30, with a strained right shoulder latissimus dorsi. Ray went 3-2 with a 4.68 ERA in 29 relief appearances this season, his sixth in the majors. He was released to make room on the 40-man roster for pitcher Danny Hultzen, the second overall pick of the 2011 draft.

Cal Ripken World Series

Charles County loses, needs help today

Hudson, N.H., scored a run on a balk in the top of the sixth inning to upset Charles County, 4-3, in American Pool action Tuesday night at the 2011 Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series in Aberdeen. The loss, in the last game played on Day4 of the tournament, put a snag in Charles County's run to Friday's U.S. semifinals, but the Maryland state champion (2-2) could still slide in if Oahu, Hawaii, (3-0) beats Texas, Tri-Counties, this afternoon. In the National Pool, Clifton Park, N.Y., hit three home runs in an 8-4 victory against previously undefeated West Raleigh, N.C. The teams are in a four-way tie at 2-1 in the National Division with Waite Park, Minn., and Lexington, Ky., heading into today's final day of pool play. The Harford County host Bel Air Braves were shut out for the fourth straight time, losing, 9-0, to Waite Park in their final game. Kyle Bright and Jordan Ly had Bel Air's hits. Mexico and Japan improved to 4-0, setting up a game at 8 tonight for the top seed in the International semifinals. Mexico earned a 4-1 victory over the Republic of Korea (1-3). Japan cruised to a 6-1 victory against the Dominican Republic (2-2). For updates and more details, go to exploreharford.com.

Randy McRoberts and Dewey Fox, The Aegis

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Hutsell leads MAPGA Pro; Shriver wins Mid-Am

David Hutsell, PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club and the recently crowned PGA Professional national champion, shot a 4-under- par 68 to follow up his 67 in the first round at Trump National-DC in Potomac Falls, Va., to lead the Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Championship by four strokes after 36 holes. PGA director of instruction John O'Leary of Hidden Creek CC is second after a second-round 67.

More amateur golf: Will Shriver of Green Spring Valley Hunt Club parred the third extra hole to defeat Chris Baloga of Hillendale Country Club for the championship of the Maryland State Golf Association's Mid-Am tournament at Towson Golf & Country Club. Loyola University alumnus Shriver (72-69) and Loyola coach Baloga (70-71) had tied at 141 at the end of regulation. While Baloga, the defending champion, was stringing pars, Shriver birdied the 17th to force the playoff. Leader Brad Foxwell of Pine Ridge Golf Club bogeyed the last two holes to slip back to 71-71—142, third among the 47 players who survived the first-round cut at 77.

WNBA: Cappie Pondexter scored a game-high 26 points as the host New York Liberty held off the Washington Mystics, 69-66. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) had 25 points for the Mystics.

Women's basketball: Maryland senior Lynetta Kizer had five points and a rebound as Team USA (3-0) routed Great Britain, 85-33, to advance to the medal quarterfinals at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China. The Americans (3-0) will face Finland (2-1) at 8:30a.m. Thursday.

Roller Derby: The Roller Girls conclude their regular home season Saturday, as Junkyard Dolls and Speed Regime meet in the first bout, followed by the Charm City Roller Girls All Stars against the Dairyland Dolls of the Mad Rollin' Dolls of Madison, Wis. It's Charm City Cakes Fan Appreciation Day. Doors at Du Burns Arena open at 5:30p.m. Tickets: $12. Go to missiontix.com.

Major League Soccer: D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius was named Player of the Week.

Women's college soccer: Penn State junior midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) was named to Soccer America's Preseason All-America roster and TopDrawerSoccer.com's Top 100 Upperclassmen. … Towson senior goalkeeper Jocelyn Papciak (Atholton) was named to the Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association team. … Navy was picked to finish fourth in the Patriot League. Arundel forward Caprice Kelty and defender Kahra Kelty were named members of the Midshipmen's Class of 2015.

College softball: Charlotte Morgan, the first pick in the 2010 National Pro Fastpitch League draft and a former All-American at Alabama, was named pitching coach at Maryland.

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