Wake starts fast, beats Maryland in baseball
Wake Forest scored seven runs in the second inning to defeat host Maryland, 7-4, in their series finale Sunday. Demon Deacons starter Austin Stadler, who improved to 4-2, held the Terps scoreless over six innings allowing four hits while striking out four. Maryland (14-9, 3-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) received a strong outing from Brandon Casas out of the bullpen after starter Jake Stinnett departed after 12/3. Casas kept the Terps in the game by going 51/3 innings with four strikeouts and surrendering one run. The Terps' Kyle Convissar finished 1-for-3 to extend his streak of reaching base to 20 games The Demon Deacons improved to 14-12, 3-6 in the ACC).
More baseball: Albany freshman Ryan Stinar (North Harford) went six innings in his first college start, yielding just one earned run, and Derek Zielinski shut out out host UMBC (5-9, 3-3 America East) for the following three innings as the Great Danes (6-10, 3-3) won, 5-2, to clinch the series win. UMBC freshman Riley Stephenson fell to 0-3 on the year after surrendering five earned runs on eight hits over four innings. ... Host UMES (5-19, 2-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) lost, 8-2, to Norfolk State (7-15, 2-4) in the rubber game of their series.
Softball: Sophomore Tawny Cevora threw a no-hitter in the nightcap, and Notre Dame of Maryland claimed its first wins of the season as it defeated visiting College of New Rochelle, 20-5 and 17-0, in nonconference play. Cevora finished with three strikeouts in her first career shutout. In the opener, sophomore Ashley Fallon (Kenwood) had eight strikeouts. Offensively, the Gators (2-7) were led by junior Laura Kaufman (Loch Raven) with seven total RBIs on four hits, including a double and two triples. She also scored five runs. The Blue Angels fell to 2-6 overall. ... Host Maryland (14-16, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) held off Virginia, 6-5, to complete a series sweep. The Terps have won 17 of the past 20 meetings with the Cavaliers (12-15, 1-5). Maryland tied the game at 1 when freshman Juli Strange hit a solo home run to right center to lead off the bottom of the third, and the Terps broke the tie in the bottom of the fourth with five runs. ... Rachel Gavigan belted a three-run homer to lead host Mount St. Mary's (7-14, 2-2 Northeast Conference) past Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-1, in the opening game of a doubleheader. The Knights (10-10, 2-2) won, 11-2, in the nightcap. ... Host Towson (15-17-1, 0-3 Colonial Athletic Association) lost, 3-1, to James Madison (21-7, 3-0) to end their three-game series.
Women's bowling: Two-time defending national champion UMES swept Hampton, 4-0, to claim its sixth MEAC championship at AMF Lanes in Chesapeake, Va. The match will air on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m. April 1. The Hawks' Anggie Ramirez and T'nia Falbo earned All-Tournament honors, and Ramirez was named the Tournament's Most Valuable Performer. UMES' Kristina Frahm was named the championship's Most Outstanding Coach.
Men's swimming: The Johns Hopkins men's swimming team added a silver medal in the 400 freestyle relay and a school record to its four-day haul at the NCAA swimming and diving championships Saturday night in Shenandoah, Texas. The Blue Jays piled up 76 points on the final day of the event to finish in fourth place with 316 total points. Kenyon took home the title with 499.5 points, followed by Denison (428 points) and MIT (334 points) to round out the top three. The fourth-place finish is Hopkins' best since finishing as the runner-up in 2008. In the 100-meter freestyle, senior Dylan Coggin placed fourth in the championship final, missing out on third place by three-hundredths of a second. He bested his own school record, set in the morning time trial, as he touched in 44.28 and earned first-team All-America honors.
Women's swimming: Johns Hopkins junior Taylor Kitayama and sophomore Ana Bogdanovski earned the maximum seven All-America honors at the NCAA swimming and diving championships in Shenandoah, Texas, and the Blue Jays picked up 81.5 points, two medals and two school records on the final day of the event en route to a fifth-place finish. The Blue Jays totaled a program-record 290 points over the course of the four-day championship to match. The fifth-place finish matches a program best and is Hopkins' best finish since 2002. In all, Hopkins won one NCAA relay title, collected eight medals and broke 11 school records.
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