Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo talks with home plate umpire Bill… (AP photo )
Perlozzo, Mackanin not retained by Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies declined Wednesday to renew the contracts of first base coach Sam Perlozzo, a former Orioles manager, and bench coach Pete Mackanin, a former Orioles minor league manager. Third base coach Juan Samuel, a former Orioles coach and interim manager, has been offered a spot as the Phillies' first base coach. Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, a minor league manager in the Phillies' organization for the past six years, will be the third base coach and infield instructor.
Nationals: Gio Gonzalez won the Warren Spahn Award as the best left-handed pitcher in the majors, based on ERA, wins and strikeouts. Gonzalez beat out David Price and Clayton Kershaw, among others, with a major league-best 21 wins, 207 strikeouts and a 2.89 ERA. Gonzalez will start Game 1 of the Nationals' National League division series on Sunday.
National Lacrosse League
Salisbury's Bradman picked 24th overall by Swarm
Midfielder Sam Bradman (Salisbury), the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Outstanding Player of the Year, was chosen by the Minnesota Swarm with the 24th overall pick (third round) in the National Lacrosse League draft on Monday night. Bradman was also selected by the Long Island Lizards in January's Major League Lacrosse draft but chose to join the LXM Pro tour instead. The LXM Pro Tour was co-founded in late 2009 by former Maryland players Scott Hochstadt, Xander Ritz and Ritz's brother Max, along with former Johns Hopkins All-America midfielder Kyle Harrison, who won the Tewaaraton Award as the nation's top player in 2005.
Hall of Fame: Former Baltimore Thunder goalie Steve Dietrich became the 16th member of the NLL Hall of Fame on Tuesday night when he was the lone inductee for the Class of 2012. The ceremony took place at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.
Amonte Hiller wins IWLCA national coaching honor
For the fourth time in five years and the fifth time overall, Northwestern coach Kelly Amonte Hiller (Maryland) is the recipient of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association National Coach of the Year award. Amonte Hiller previously earned the honor in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011. In 2012, the Wildcats played in their NCAA-record-tying eighth straight national title game and won their seventh championship in that span. Along the way, Amonte Hiller became the winningest coach in NCAA tournament history with 32 career victories, along with two losses.
More college lacrosse: The Big East championship, in its second year, will return to Villanova in 2013. The conference's women's championship will be held at Georgetown's Multi-Sport Field. Both championships will take place May 2 (semifinals) and May 4 (finals). The men's tournament was originally scheduled for Syracuse; the change comes after the Orange announced that it is leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference and negotiated a cash settlement to depart from the conference at the end of 2013.
Golf: Steve Ford advanced to the third round of match play before being eliminated in the U.S. Senior Amateur championship Wednesday at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J. Ford, from Trappe and a Caves Valley GC member, qualified with a 148 and won two matches before losing to Jim Knoll of Sunnyvale, Calif., 3 and 2. Earlier, Marty West of Rockville and Pat Tallent, a former finalist from Vienna, Va., reached match play via an 11-for-9 playoff, then lost in the first round. Mike Occi of Clarksville was one of the playoff losers.
—From Sun staff and news services