UM baseball team extends win streak to 9
Four pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts while holding Delaware to four hits, and the Maryland baseball team won its ninth straight with a 2-0 victory Tuesday afternoon. Senior Michael Boyden, making his first start of the season, struck out a career-high nine in five innings for the Terps (10-1), and relievers Charlie Haslup, Korey Wacker and Jimmy Reed shut down the Blue Hens (5-7) the rest of the way. Boyden (2-0) cruised through the first four frames, striking out the side in the second and setting down two by way of strikeout in the third and the fourth. Between a one-out walk in the first inning and another in the fifth, Boyden retired 12 in a row. Delaware didn't record its first hit until there were two outs in the fifth, marking the second game in a row a Maryland pitcher took a no-hitter that deep in the game. Brett Harman also did it Sunday against Manhattan.
More college baseball: Towson freshman right-hander Taylor Clarke was named the co-winner of the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week award. ... Salisbury fell three spots to No. 9 in the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 poll.
College softball: No. 7 Salisbury (5-3) suffered two narrow defeats at the hands of visiting Christopher Newport (5-3), 4-3 and 5-1. Also, the Sea Gulls rescheduled their doubleheader against Lynchburg, which was postponed Sunday because of inclement weather, for March 8 at 2 p.m. The Sea Gulls will now host the games. ... Washington College sophomore catcher Kylie Nottingham was chosen as the Centennial Conference Player of the Week. ... McDaniel freshman Caroline Brehm was named Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Towson football: Pro Bowl tackle and former Tiger Jermon Bushrod of the New Orleans Saints will be the featured speaker at the Gridiron Gala, the Tigers' 2011 Colonial Athletic Association championship celebration, on April 20 at the Valley Mansion in Hunt Valley.
Women's college lacrosse: Maryland junior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann (Century) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Schwarzmann scored six goals and tallied two assists on the week, including a hat trick in a 12-9 win over then-No. 6 Virginia on Friday. ... Salisbury (2-0) stayed at No. 5 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Top 20 coaches poll. The Sea Gulls collected a total of 328 points.
Men's college lacrosse: Salisbury sophomore defender Zeke Smith was named Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Also, the Sea Gulls received all of the first-place votes for the second consecutive week to maintain their No. 1 ranking in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches poll.
Women's college gymnastics: Towson senior Lindsay Poplaski was chosen as the co-winner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week award.
Mystics: Washington will match the Atlanta Dream's offer for restricted free-agent guard Matee Ajavon, who will return to the WNBA team. Under Mystics policy, terms of the contract will not be released.
Youth polo: The Maryland Girls Interscholastic Polo Team, based in College Park, took home the Girls United States Polo Association National Interscholastic Championship last weekend in Charlottesville, Va. The competition featured nine of the top high school girls polo programs from all over the map and some of the sport's best young female players. Maryland took hold of the tournament by winning games against Maui and Connecticut's teams before capping off its undefeated tournament run with an 18-15 victory over Cornell in the championship match Sunday. In addition to the team's championship win, Maryland standout player Marissa Wells was selected as a national tournament All-Star.
—From Sun staff and news services