Digest: Gatorade names N. Harford's Mooney top baseball player in state

May 31, 2012|Sports Digest

Varsity baseball

N. Harford's Mooney is top player in state

North Harford senior pitcher Kevin Mooney was named the Gatorade Maryland Baseball Player of the Year on Wednesday. Mooney, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-hander who has signed a letter of intent to play at Maryland, was 9-1 with a 0.30 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 64 innings, leading the Hawks (23-3) to the Class 3A state final. A Maryland High School Coaches Association Pre-Season All-State selection, Mooney also batted .361 with 30 RBIs and a 1.191 OPS. He has a 4.06 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Football

Ravens' Webb to host celebrity softball tourney

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb will host his 3rd Annual Celebrity Softball game on Sunday at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. The game will feature members of the Ravens offense against members of the defense. Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Torrey Smith, Ed Dickson, Jimmy Smith and Cary Williams, among others, are expected to play. The gates will open at noon, with batting practice at 1 p.m. The first pitch is set for 2:30 p.m. Tickets, which start at $13, can be purchased by calling 410-297-9292.

Down Syndrome Camp: Former Ravens coach Brian Billick will help coach participants at the Ed McCaffrey Dare to Play Football Camp and Cheerleading Camp for individuals with Down syndrome Friday and Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The camp is open to males and females with Down syndrome ages 8 and up. McCaffrey, a former All-Pro wide receiver with the Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan also will work the campers. For information, go to daretoplayfootball.org.

Stewart retires: Former Ravens quarterback Kordell Stewart, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2005, officially retired at the training facility of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Stewart said he "just wanted some closure with my NFL career," according to the Steelers' website.

Et cetera

Hunt Valley's Patel wins boys U-14 golf title in Fla.

Rij Patel of Hunt Valley fired 70 and 75 to win by three strokes over Gary McCabe of Collegeville, Pa. in the Boys Under-14 Division of the Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions on the International Junior Golf Tour last weekend at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Fla.

WNBA: Lindsay Whalen's layup with one second left gave the defending champion Minnesota Lynx (5-0) a 79-77 win over the host Washington Mystics (1-2), who rallied from 24 points down. The Mystics got 20 points off the bench from Matee Ajavon and 13 apiece from Monique Currie and Noelle Quinn. Crystal Langhorne (Maryland) added 12 points, the last two coming with 25.7 seconds left to tie the game at 77. ... Kristi Toliver (Maryland) committed 14 turnovers but atoned for her mistakes by hitting a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the host Los Angeles Sparks (4-1) to a 76-75 win over the Tulsa Shock (0-4) on Tuesday night. Toliver finished with 16 points.

Baseball: Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck and three other former Orioles beat reporters at The Baltimore Sun will participate in a Sun Newsmaker Forum about the team June 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Johns Hopkins' Shriver Hall. Schmuck will be joined by ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and MASN's Roch Kubatko to discuss their thoughts about covering the Orioles during their Camden Yards era. The event is part of the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation's summer series celebrating "20 Years at The Yard." Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by contacting Whitney Edmonds at WhitneyE@BabeRuthMuseum.com or calling 410-727-1539, ext. 3033. Proceeds will benefit the foundation.

Women's lacrosse: Thirty-eight players were selected for the second and final round of tryouts July 27-29 at UMBC for the 2012-14 U.S. national team. Seven of the players are from colleges in Maryland: Towson attacker Rhiannon Coogle (North Harford), Johns Hopkins attacker Taylor D'Amore, Loyola defender Kellye Gallagher, Navy attacker Loren Generi, Navy midfielder Kelsey Henshaw, Hopkins defender Alyssa Kildare and Towson goalie Mary Teeters (Centennial). Kildare was on the 2010-11 U.S. women's national senior team.

Men's college lacrosse: Ohio State senior defenseman Joe Bonanni (St. Mary's) was named a USILA Scholar All-American.

College baseball: Stevenson senior Tony Prescott (Howard) was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-South Region first team, while Salisbury sophomore Bill Root was chosen to the second team. Sea Gulls seniors Tyler Bennett and Chris Connor and Mustangs senior Justin Anderson (Calvert Hall) picked up third-team accolades.

Triathlon: TriColumbia announced that reigning Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Champions Mirinda Carfrae and T.J. Tollakson will compete in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon. Carfrae and Tollakson will join more than 2,400 endurance athletes in a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run June 10 in Cambridge.

Tennis: Damon Gooch of Bethesda will try to repeat as the Mid-Atlantic's men's singles champion at U.S. Open sectional qualifying Saturday through Tuesday at the Tennis Center at College Park. Among the participants will be Harford Community College's Hunter McCawley (C. Milton Wright), Cornell's Alex Sidney (McDonogh) Yancy Dennis of Reisterstown and Washington College assistant men's coach Adam Cranford.

NHL: The Washington Capitals re-signed goaltender Dany Sabourin to a one- year contract extension. Sabourin, 31, went 18-12-5 with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage in 37 games with Hershey of the American Hockey League this past season.

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