In a picture taken with an underwater camera, Elizabeth Pelton… (FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT,…)
Towson native Pelton reaches FINA final in 100m backstroke
Towson native Elizabeth Pelton qualified for the finals in the 100-meter backstroke Monday at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Pelton finished in 59.44 seconds, good for the third-best qualifying time. She will swim in the final tonight.
Roberts is first Coppin State player in Cape Cod league
Right-handed pitcher Michael Roberts became the first player from Coppin State to join a team in the Cape Cod Baseball League on Sunday, as he was added to the Cotuit Kettleers' roster. Roberts finished his stint in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League with the Hamilton Joe's with a 0.71 ERA with 12 hits and two earned runs in 251/3 innings. He joins the Kettleers — who are in second place with a playoff berth clinched — for their final seven regular-season games.
Youth: The Maryland Monarchs under-18 baseball club from Gambrills won its second National Amateur Baseball Federation senior championship Sunday in Struthers, Ohio. Isaiah Pasteur (Winters Mill) hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning with the bases loaded to secure a 7-6 victory over Youngstown (Ohio) Creekside Fitness for the championship. It is the second NABF championship for the Monarchs, who last won it in 2009 and have gone 12-0 over their two summer tournaments. The Anne Arundel County-based team had five All-Tournament selections: Pasteur, first baseman Tim Fallon (Huntingtown), outfielder Jon Lucido (St Paul's), pitcher Koby Overstreet (North County) and left fielder Ray Sample .
Mystics' Latta chosen as WNBA Player of the Week
Washington Mystics guard Ivory Latta was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season after starring in a victory over conference-leading Chicago Sky on Wednesday. She recorded her first doubledouble of the season with 18 points and 13 assists to help the Mystics come back to win, 82-78, after trailing by as many as 21.
Men's soccer: Baltimore Bohemians forward Peter Caringi (UMBC, Calvert Hall) led the way in the United Soccer Leagues' Premier Development League awards by earning both the Scoring Champion and Golden Boot honors. Caringi had 16 goals and 37 points in 12 games.
College football: Johns Hopkins senior offensive tackle Armand Jenifer received Ben Cranston preseason All-America honors from D3football.com and Phil Steele's College Football Preview while senior center Ben Cranston (Loyola High) was named to the D3football.com team.
Orioles: Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will serve as a drop-off site for the Oriole Advocates Cardboard to Leather (C2L) program. Under the program, gently used and new baseball and softball equipment is collected and sent to underprivileged youth in developing countries, such as Afghanistan, Aruba, Belgrade, Belize, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Iraq, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. The C2L donation box will be located inside Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. Equipment will be accepted during regular museum hours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and until 7p.m. on days the Orioles play at home. C2L accepts a variety of equipment, including uniforms, bats, gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and baseballs.
Minor league basketball: Season tickets are on sale for the Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League. Ticket prices for the team's nine home games start at $59, and the Shuckers play at Severn and Annapolis Area Christian School. More information is available at bayareashuckers.com.
—From Sun staff and news services