Digest: Fisher lifts Towson baseball past UNC Wilmington in CAAs

May 24, 2013|Sports Digest

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Fisher lifts Towson past UNC Wilmington in CAAs

Third baseman Zach Fisher homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to lead fourth-seeded Towson to a 13-11 victory over top-seeded UNC Wilmington on Thursday in the CAA baseball tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. The Tigers (27-28) will face either William & Mary or James Madison in the winners' bracket at noon today, while the Seahawks (37-20) will play an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. today. Fisher hit a grand slam in the sixth that put Towson ahead to stay and then added a two-run shot in the eighth that proved to be the difference in the game. He has three home runs in two games of the tournament after not hitting a homer during the regular season. Also contributing to the 15-hit attack for the Tigers were shortstop Hunter Bennett, who was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, and Peter Bowles, who was 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs.

College track and field: UMBC sophomore Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown) moved her school record in the 100-meter dash even lower as she finished 13th overall in 11.46seconds in the preliminary round of the NCAA East Regionals at North Carolina A&T. Coppin State sophomore Melissa Caddle advanced to the quarterfinals in the 400 meters; she finished third in 53.58. Coppin State senior Jibri Victorian won his 400 hurdles heat to advance to the quarterfinals, finishing in 51.54 ... Salisbury freshman Luke Campbell qualified for Saturday's final in the 400-meter hurdles at the Division III Championships in La Crosse, Wis., running a personal-best of 52.36 seconds to finish in fourth place.

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