Former Chesapeake-AA star Gibson wins softball honors at Tennessee
Tennessee senior Lauren Gibson (Chesapeake-Anne Arundel) was selected as the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I National Player of the Week and Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after hitting .818 with five homers, three doubles and 18 RBIs over four games. In addition, Gibson is a Top 25 Finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award.
More college softball: North Carolina State sophomore Emily Weiman (Archbishop Spalding) was named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week.
College baseball: Anthony Papio continued his clutch play with a two-out two-RBI single in the seventh to give host Maryland (22-20) a lead it would not relinquish in 5-3 victory over Liberty. ... Junior outfielder Rob McCabe gave host UMBC (11-20) its second straight nonconference walk-off win by dumping a single to left-center and driving in freshman Jesse Smith with the winning run as the Retrievers defeated Coppin State (12-26) in 12 innings, 2-1. ... Saint Augustine left fielder Jason Baytop (Manchester Valley) of the was selected as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rookie of the Year. Joining him on the All-Rookie team was third baseman Carey Cheek (St.Frances). ... Salisbury senior designated hitter Evan Graci was named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week.