Convissar-led Terps rout George Mason in baseball
Kyle Convissar (Severna Park), Anthony Papio and Charlie White each had three hits and Maryland had 17 in all in a 16-1 rout of host George Mason in baseball. The 16 runs were the most by the club since a 21-run outburst against Duke on April 14 last season. Convissar drove in four runs for the Terps (18-15) to increase his team-leading total to 32. Papio added three RBIs one day after having three against Virginia Commonwealth. White stole two bases and has 32 this season, one short of tying the school record for steals in a season set by Larry Long (Howard) in 1998. Jake Stinnett held the Patriots (12-21) to four hits over five innings with four strikeouts to improve to 3-3.
More baseball: David Hamlett hit a two-out, walk-off single, lifting Coppin State to a 7-6 victory over Navy on Wednesday at Joe Cannon Stadium. Coppin State (10-19) trailed 6-5 entering the bottom of the ninth inning before rallying to record its second victory of the season over Navy (17-17) in as many tries. The win pushes the Eagles' winning streak to five straight, their longest since 2010. ... Kurt Wertz homered in the sixth and seventh innings as visiting Towson (17-16) earned a 12-7 victory over Mount St. Mary's (6-21). Nick Walker went 3-for-4 with two doubles for the Mount.
Hall of Fame: Johns Hopkins will induct nine members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies April 20 at the Newton White Athletic Center, bringing the number of members to 150. The inductees are: Krissy Brinsley, Class of 2002, swimming; Kelly A. Carver, 1993, lacrosse; John P. Del Monaco, 2000, soccer; David Eikenberg, 1991, basketball; A.J. Haugen, 2000, lacrosse; George E. Kennedy Jr., swimming coach; Steven Paul Milo, 1999, baseball; Sarah Parola, 2001, soccer; Don Zimmerman, 1976, lacrosse. Brinsley is unable to attend this year's ceremony, so she will be honored in 2014. Individuals interested in attending should contact Lewis Williams in the Blue Jays Unlimited office at 410-516-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Softball: Salisbury sophomore Rachel Johnson was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Pitcher of the Week.
Tennis: For the first time in its 10-year America East Conference history, UMBC will host the America East championships. The event will run April 26-28 at the UMBC Tennis Complex. Seedings will be announced April 24. ... Mount St.Mary's senior Matthew Blake was named Northeast Conference men's Player of the Week.
Tavon Austin accepts invitation to draft
Former Dunbar star Tavon Austin is about to take his elusive multidimensional style to the NFL. The West Virginia wide receiver and projected first-round selection has accepted an invitation to attend the draft in New York at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, according to the league. Word of Austin's invitation and acceptance had been known for weeks, but this is the first official confirmation. Austin has been projected as the St. Louis Rams' 16th overall pick of the first round by ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. ESPN and NFL Network will broadcast the draft live.
For more of Aaron Wilson's blog post on Austin's draft prospects, go to baltimoresun.com/ravensblog.
Jockey Pino to receive Woolf Award at Santa Anita
Mario Pino, Maryland's all-time leading jockey, will receive the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award on Sunday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Pino, 51, who recently moved from Howard County to Florida, is 10th on the all-time win list with nearly 6,500. In a vote of jockeys nationwide, he outpolled fellow riders Javier Castellano, Perry Compton, David Flores and Rodney Prescott for this year's award, which honors riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport. It honors George "The Iceman" Woolf, who died after a spill at Santa Anita in 1946.
NHL: Brooks Laich will meet with another doctor after a consultation with groin specialist Michael Brunt, Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates said. Oates declined to comment when asked whether surgery was being considered for the forward. George McPhee Laich, 29, has missed three games since he suffered a lower-body injury last Thursday that is affecting his groin.
—Katie Carrera, The Washington Post