Major League Lacrosse
Loyola U. alum Sawyer named Rookie of Week after debut
Former Loyola University standout Mike Sawyer scored a goal and assisted on two more in his professional debut for his hometown Charlotte Hounds on Friday at the Hamilton Nationals, earning Major League Lacrosse Rookie of the Week honors. His first assist came just over eight minutes into the second quarter as he fed Jovan Miller for the fifth goal in a 6-0 Charlotte run. He then scored his first professional goal 44 seconds into the fourth quarter, with the feed coming out of a familiar stick, that of fellow Loyola alumnus Eric Lusby (Severna Park). The Hounds would eventually lose in overtime, 16-15. Sawyer's three points are thus far tops among rookies.
Cortland's 5-run rally ends Salisbury's title bid
After traveling through the elimination bracket in the NCAA Division III Championship, the top-ranked Salisbury softball team's journey to the national championship series was halted as SUNY Cortland rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim a 7-6 victory over the Sea Gulls (42-4). Junior Briana Barca's two-run double capped a five-run rally for the Red Dragons (35-16), who will play seventh-ranked Tufts in the championship round next Monday. For Salisbury, Sarah Alpaugh went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Harley Hill was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Kathryn Larson gave up five hits but only one run over the first two innings. Rachel Johnson, who had pitched six innings earlier in the day in a 1-0 win over Texas-Tyler, gave up eight hits, three walks and six runs, five earned, in four-plus innings against the Red Dragons. Salisbury had broken a 2-2 tie with four runs in the top of the sixth inning. Hill singled in a run, Hannah Mills walked to force in a run, Paige Knussman had an RBI single and Lindsay McCabe walked to bring in another run.
Terps' Reed, White chosen to All-ACC second team
Maryland senior left-hander Jimmy Reed and sophomore Charlie White were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference baseball team, the league announced Monday. Reed, who finished 6-4 with a 2.33 ERA, and White, who led the ACC with 39 stolen bases and hit a team-high .350, were named to the second team. It is the second straight season Maryland has had a player named to the All-ACC team; Brett Harman earned the honor last season. Reed posted career highs in wins (six) and strikeouts (74), and ranked 10th in the ACC in ERA (2.33), while ranking eighth in strikeouts. He is one of six ACC pitchers to throw two or more complete games this season and one of six pitchers to throw a complete game shutout. White led the conference with 39 stolen bases, ranked fifth with 75 hits, finished eighth with a .350 batting average, and ranked 10th with a .449 on-base percentage. He became the first Terp to win an ACC Player of the Week honor since 2002. White's 39 stolen bases are the highest single-season total in school history, surpassing Larry Long (33, 1998). For his career, White has swiped 61 bases, one shy of the program record.
More Division I: Towson will open play in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Park at noon. Making their second straight appearance in the tournament, the fourth-seeded Tigers (25-28, 14-13) will play No. 5 seed Northeastern (28-24, 12-15) for the fourth game in a row. Northeastern earned a berth in the tournament by beating the Tigers on the final day of the regular season, 6-3. ... Coppin State sophomore David Hamlett was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Tournament team. Hamlett hit .400 during the Eagles' four games and led the team with seven RBIs. He added two doubles and two triples and had a slugging percentage of .800 during the tournament. Hamlett drove in four runs in the Eagles victory over Bethune-Cookman in CSU's tournament opener and then added two more RBI in a 7-3 win over North Carolina A&T.
Division III: Johns Hopkins seniors Ryan Zakszeski and Jeff Lynch, junior Tyler Goldstein and sophomore Justin Drechsel were named to the D3baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region team. Zakszeksi is the first Blue Jays player to earn first-team honors since the regional award began last season. ... McDaniel senior pitcher Zach Jones was chosen to the d3baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region third team.
7 locals to make bid for spot on U-16 national hoops team