Digest: Harman pitches Terps past No. 4 UNC, 1-0

March 19, 2012|Sports Digest

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Harman pitches Terps past No. 4 UNC, 1-0

Maryland starting pitcher Brett Harman struck out eight in eight scoreless innings and freshman K.J. Hockaday (John Carroll) went 2-for-2 with the game's only run in a 1-0 victory over No. 4 North Carolina (16-4, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Sunday. Maryland (14-6, 1-5) recorded its sixth shutout of the season — its most since 1972, when it also had six — and improved to 5-3 against ranked teams. Harman matched his season high with eight strikeouts, scattering seven hits and stranding seven Tar Heels. The senior, who hasn't allowed an earned run in four of his five starts, improved to 3-1 on the year and lowered his ERA to 1.11. North Carolina's Benton Moss (2-1) was also excellent, striking out a career-high 10 in six innings of work, and holding Maryland to four hits. Hockaday, who leads the team with a .343 batting average, worked an eight-pitch at-bat in the fourth, eventually driving a 3-2 fastball to deep center field for a double. Center fielder Jordan Hagel followed with a single through the left side.

More college baseball: Sophomore Quinn Griffith batted 3-for-5 with a double and two runs driven in, and classmate Bill Root was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as Salisbury (15-3, 7-2 Capital Athletic Conference), No. 8 in Division III, topped Mary Washington (5-9-1, 2-6) to complete a series sweep, 7-4.

College softball: Maryland (17-9) fell, 9-0, to Florida A&M (12-16) in its final game at the USF Tournament in Clearwater, Fla. Bree Hanafin led the Terps with two hits, and Lexi Carroll added one.

Boys basketball: Former Southern shooting guard Bryan Harris committed to Duquesne. Harris, who's doing a post-grad year at Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia, picked the Dukes over offers from Appalachian State, Hofstra, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris and Wofford.

Women's boxing: Baltimore's Franchon Crews will represent the U.S. April 2-7 in Canada at the Pan American Continental Championships. Crews will attend training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 25-April 1. She then will travel to Qinhuangdao, China, to compete in the world championships May 9-20.

MLS: D.C. United was outclassed from the beginning Sunday and dropped a 3-1 decision to the host Los Angeles Galaxy (1-1). Hamdi Salihi, the proven European scorer that United (0-2) had coveted over the winter, remained on the bench throughout the blustery day even though the club trailed throughout the second half. Meantime, central midfielder Branko Boskovic wasn't summoned until the 61st minute. Striker Robbie Keane scored twice for the Galaxy before United rookie Nick DeLeon answered in the 87th minute.

Steven Goff, The Washington Post

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

Wizards: Edwin Ubiles, a 6-foot-6 swingman, signed a 10-day contract.

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