Digest: Pitcher Harman, Terps take Manhattan, 9-0

March 05, 2012|Sports Digest

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Pitcher Harman, Terps take Manhattan, 9-0

Brett Harman pitched seven strong innings, Maryland's offense churned out 14 hits and the Terrapins completed a four-game sweep of Manhattan with a 9-0 victory Sunday afternoon. Maryland (9-1) outscored the Jaspers 26-4 in the series and controlled the finale, with Harman in command throughout. The senior struck out five and allowed just three hits in seven innings. It was the fourth dominant performance by a Maryland starting pitcher in as many games — the starting rotation of Brady Kirkpatrick, David Carroll, Sander Beck and Harman allowed just two earned runs in 27 innings of work on the weekend. The team's ERA dipped to 0.95. Second baseman Ryan Holland and shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez each had three-hit days, while freshman outfielder Matt Bosse went 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Bosse put the Terps on the board in the second with an RBI double and helped break things open in the fifth. With Maryland leading 4-0 and the bases loaded, Bosse drilled a 1-0 pitch off the top of the right-field wall for a triple. Freshman third baseman K.J. Hockaday (John Carroll) had a double and an RBI single. He's now tied with Tim Kiene for the team lead with four multiple-hit games.

More college baseball: Junior catcher Andrew Parker had two hits and drove in three runs as Towson (4-5) won its third game in a row, a 9-1 victory over host Navy (5-5). The Tigers took advantage of nine walks issued by six Navy pitchers. Senior center fielder Ben Winter reached base four times with two hits and a pair of walks. He scored three of the Tigers' nine runs. ... Salisbury, ranked No. 6 in Division III, scored seven times with two outs in the top of the seventh to defeat host Wesley, 9-3, and salvage a split in a doubleheader to open Capital Athletic Conference play. With the Sea Gulls down 3-2, senior Tyler Bennett got a base hit to left to score sophomore Bill Root and tie the game at 3. Junior Chris Connor followed with an RBI double down the right-field line. In the first game, the Sea Gulls (7-2, 1-1 CAC) scored three times in the bottom of the seventh, but the Wolverines (6-2, 1-1) held on for a 4-3 win.

Men's college basketball: Theodore West connected on a pair of free throws with one second left in overtime to help No. 2 Baltimore City Community College upset No. 1 Cecil College in the championship game of the Region XX tournament. It is BCCC's first regional championship under coach Terry Maczko and the school's first since 1998. The Panthers (23-10) will play in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament in Danville, Ill., March 20-24. Seedings will be released March 13.

Women's college basketball: Johns Hopkins (24-5) cut a 10-point halftime deficit to four points with just over a minute left but fell to host Tufts in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament, 55-46, on Saturday afternoon. Senior Stephanie Fong ended the game with a team-high 14 points. Senior Chantel Mattiola chipped in 13 points, and junior Alex Vassila pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

College wrestling: Four Maryland wrestlers won individual titles and seven earned automatic bids to the NCAA championships as the Terps won their second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference title and fourth championship in the last five years Saturday night in Chapel Hill, N.C. It is the Terps' 24th conference title, the most of any ACC school. Senior Kyle John (157) and redshirt sophomores Jimmy Sheptock (174) and Christian Boley (197) won their first conference championships, and sophomore Spencer Myers won his second in as many years to lead the Terps to 83 points. Virginia finished second with 73.5. The NCAA will hold the selection show for the NCAA championships on Wednesday. Seven Terrapins are guaranteed a spot in St. Louis. Four at-large bids will be handed out per weight class.

Women's college lacrosse: Freshman attack Georgia Karr (Liberty) had six goals and two assists to lead Shepherd to a 19-14 win at Tiffin on Sunday. The Rams (4-0) also got three goals and an assist from sophomore attack Nicole Ruane (Century).

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers (5-6) of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League ended a two-game skid with a 124-117 overtime win over the Toms River Shooters (3-7). Terry Hosley (31 points) and Adrian Bowie (29 points) led the Shuckers in scoring. On Saturday, the Shuckers lost at home, 116-112, to the Garden State Rebels (6-3). Jamarr Johnson had 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Hosley's 37 points led the Shuckers. Bowie added 18 points.

Capitals: Goaltender Braden Holtby was recalled from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

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