MASN to broadcast six O's spring games
MASN announced that it will televise six Orioles spring training games, all in high definition, beginning with the Grapefruit League opener at 7p.m. March 5 against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota, Fla. MASN will broadcast five more games from Ed Smith Stadium, the team's spring training home: March 11 against the Boston Red Sox (1p.m.); March 18 against the New York Yankees (7p.m.); March 23 against the Red Sox (1p.m.); March 24 against the Washington Nationals (1p.m.); and April 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays (1p.m.). All afternoon games will be replayed on the same day in prime time. In the broadcast booth, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, a former Oriole, and play-by-play voices Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter will be Orioles Hall of Fame shortstop Mike Bordick, who will make his MASN debut as a color analyst.
Men's college track and field: Frostburg State senior sprinter Patrick Pinchinat was selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week.
Women's college track and field: Hood freshman Alexandra Dystant (Arundel) was named CAC Track Athlete of the Week. Dystant ran for a school record (2 minutes, 29.62 seconds) in the 800 meters at the State Farm Games hosted by West Virginia on Saturday.
Men's college swimming: Loyola junior Brennan Morris, a Lutherville native, earned his sixth Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week honor this season.
Women's college swimming: Frostburg State freshman Hannah Edler was named CAC Athlete of the Week.
College gymnastics: Senior Kacy Catanzaro was honored as the Eastern College Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week.
Women's college tennis: UMBC sophomore Kim Berghaus is ranked No. 111 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Berghaus, the 2011 America East Rookie of the Year, is also ranked No. 20 in the Atlantic region.
More college swimming: The No. 5 Johns Hopkins men defeated No. 6 Stevens Tech, 158-99, on Saturday, breaking two pool records. In the 200-yard medley relay, sophomore Joe Acquaviva, senior Timothy Nam, junior Carter Gisriel and sophomore Anthony Lordi won in 1 minute, 33.19 seconds, topping the pool mark by 1.61 seconds. Swimming exhibition in the 400 free relay, junior Dylan Coggin, junior Tyler Woods, sophomore Ben Tillar and Lordi swam a time of 3:06.04 to set the other men's mark. On the women's side, the fourth-ranked Blue Jays topped 11th-ranked Stevens Tech, 160-97, on Saturday and also set two pool records. Sophomore Taylor Kitayama, senior Annie Tsay and freshmen Kylie Holden and Ana Bogdanovski set the mark in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.27. Kitayama added her second win of the day as she won the 200 backstroke in 2:03.57 to best the pool record by more than three seconds.
Men's college squash: Navy freshman Andrew McGuinness teamed with B.G. Lemmon, the nation's 10th-ranked under-19 singles player, to win their second consecutive team title in the U-19 Open Division at the U.S. Junior Doubles Squash Championships. McGuinness also became the first three-time U-19 Open mixed doubles champion after he captured his third consecutive title by teaming up with Olivia Feichter.
—From Sun staff and news services