Wade's 3-run triple in 7-run 5th helps Terps pull past JMU, 10-5
The Maryland baseball team broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the fifth inning with seven runs sparked by a bases-clearing triple by LaMonte Wade (St. Paul's) to defeat host James Madison, 10-5, Wednesday. Michael Montville added two RBIs for the Terps (5-3), and Jordan Hagel and Blake Schmit both finished 2-for-3. Schmit scored three runs and hit Maryland's first home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning. James Madison fell to 2-6.
More baseball: Chris Kashangaki had two hits for Coppin State, but Jacob Mayers and Bret Williams each drove in three runs leading host Richmond (6-2) to a 13-0 victory over the Eagles (1-5). ... St. Mary's catcher-first baseman Jared Eaker was named Capital Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week.
Four Terps on All-ACC academic football team
Maryland fullback Tyler Cierski, offensive lineman Bennett Fulper, linebacker Cole Farrand and punter Nathan Renfro were named to the 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference academic football team. It's Fulper's third selection, Cierski's second and Farrand's and Renfro's first . The Terps had the fourth-most selections in the ACC, behind Duke (21), Clemson (six) and North Carolina State (five). Athletes needed to have earned a 3.0 GPA in the previous semester and have a cumulative 3.0 average to be considered. Cierski rushed for 10 yards on 10 carries in limited action last season, Farrand finished with a team-high-tying 78 tackles and Renfro punted 75 times with an average distance of nearly 40 yards. Fulper, who will graduate in the spring, started 22 times in 31 career games.
—Josh Vitale, The Baltimore Sun
Men's basketball: Sean Farr (Dunbar) had 17 points and eight rebounds to help the Baltimore City Community College men's basketball team (20-9) to an 85-74 victory against the College of Southern Maryland (9-19) Tuesday night in the Panthers' final tuneup before Friday's 6 p.m. game against Harford Community College in the Region XX Tournament in Hagerstown. ... Washington College sophomore guard Stephen Poarch and Johns Hopkins sophomore forward George Bugarinovic were named to the All-Centennial Conference second team. Johns Hopkins sophomore guard Jimmy Hammer and McDaniel senior forward Tyler Rudd (Glen Burnie) made honorable mention.
Softball: Cat Clifford had the lone hit in each game for Mount St. Mary's (0-5), which was swept by host North Florida (14-4) in a doubleheader, 9-0 in five innings and 8-0. ... Morgan State junior Jordan Eades (Franklin) was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Apprentice McCarthy wins four times at Laurel Park
Apprentice jockey Trevor McCarthy matched his career-high day by winning four times Wednesday at Laurel Park and trails meet leader Yomar Ortiz, also an apprentice, by one victory in the standings. McCarthy, 18, the son of former rider Mike McCarthy, won aboard Avie ($8.40-1st), Plowshare ($19.80-second race), Hanky Doodle ($7.80-eighth) and Twin Cities ($3.20-ninth), giving him 36 victories. Ortiz, 21, was winless Wednesday for just the second time since Feb. 9.
WNBA: The Washington Mystics acquired center Kia Vaughn and a second-round draft pick (17th overall) from the New York Liberty in exchange for the first-round pick (seventh overall) that they received from the Atlanta Dream. Vaughn, a 6-foot-4 center from Rutgers, was drafted by the Liberty eighth overall in 2009 and has averaged 5.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 129games.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United has parted ways with designated player Hamdi Salihi and midfielder Lance Rozeboom. Salihi, who joined the club in 2012, appeared in 22 games with only 10 starts. Rozeboom, who was selected in the second round of 2012 MLS supplemental draft, did not make any appearances after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament early in the season.
—From Sun staff and news services