Walkwithapurpose seeks fifth win in a row
Multiple-stakes winner Walkwithapurpose has been installed as the even-money favorite to win today's feature at Laurel Park, the one-mile, $150,000 Caesar's Wish Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Walkwithapurpose has won four consecutive races, including the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship and the Wide Country Stakes at Laurel. Owned by Sagamore Farm, the daughter of Candy Ride is trained by Ignacio Correas. Jeremy Rose has been her jockey during the winning streak. "She is exactly where we want her to be at this point," Correas said. "We feel she is really talented and has continued to step up every time she runs. She has done things so easy and has already won at the distance. We are looking forward to the next step in her career and hopefully she delivers [today]."
No. 10 N.C. State gets past UMBC, 5-3, in baseball
No. 10 North Carolina State (8-1) rallied to a 5-3 baseball victory against UMBC at the Caravelle Resort's Baseball at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in the Retrievers' season opener. The meeting was the first ever between the programs. UMBC led 3-1 going into the bottom of the sixth.
More baseball: Behind a career-high 10 strikeouts from Jimmy Reed and a two-run home run from Jordan Hagel, Maryland (6-3) extended its winning streak to six games with a 6-0 victory over visiting Princeton (0-1). It was the Terps' second shutout of the season and second in four games. Reed (2-1, 1.50 ERA), a senior left-hander, held the Tigers to four hits over six innings. In three starts, he has struck out 21 batters in 18 innings. ... Junior shortstop Hunter Bennett had three hits and drove in two runs as Towson (5-2) used 14 hits to roll to a 9-3 victory at Duke (4-4). Senior right-hander Mike Volpe (2-0) allowed two runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in six innings. ... Mount St. Mary's (3-6) dropped an 8-7 decision to Michigan (3-4) in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Mount's Andrew Clow scored three runs and went 3-for-5.
Women's soccer: Maryland graduated seniors Becky Kaplan and Olivia Wagner and rising sophomore Ashley Spivey (McDonogh) were among the 45 student-athletes named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference academic team.
Softball: Washington College named senior shortstop-outfielder Lindsey Glascock (Glenelg) and second baseman Shaelan Nottingham as captains.
Women's swimming: Washington College sophomore Emily Goodchild (St. Mary's) was named to the Centennial Conference all-sportsmanship team.
Major League Soccer
United's De Rosario suspended for two matches
Major League Soccer has suspended D.C. United star Dwayne De Rosario for the first two matches of the season and fined him an undisclosed amount for "violent conduct that endangered the safety of his opponent" in the preseason finale last weekend. De Rosario will miss tonight's away match against the Houston Dynamo and the March 9 home opener against Real Salt Lake. The league's five-member disciplinary committee made the decision earlier this week, and commissioner Don Garber denied De Rosario's appeal Thursday. De Rosario head-butted Philadelphia Union midfielder Danny Cruz early in the second half last Saturday at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. After being grabbed from behind by Brian Carroll in an increasingly testy match, De Rosario turned and shoved the Philadelphia captain. Cruz, De Rosario's former teammate in Washington, intervened. As other players converged, De Rosario headbutted Cruz on the nose. He received a red card.
—Steven Goff, The Washington Post
Tryouts for ballgirls, ballboys next Saturday
The Orioles will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2013 season at Oriole Park beginning at noon March 9. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested are invited to try out. Applicants should dress casually, bring a glove and use the Home Plate Plaza entrance on the southwest corner of the ballpark. Resumes are recommended. Free parking will be available in Lot A. In addition to being able to handle a glove and field ground balls, interested candidates should be personable, customer-service oriented and available to work the entire 2013 season.
Museum Madness bull and oyster roast is March 23