Little League World Series
Berlin falls in regional semi to Lionville, Pa.
Berlin lost to Lionville, Pa., on Saturday, 9-3, in a Mid-Atlantic semifinal of the Little League World Series in Bristol, Conn. Losing pitcher Hayden Snelsire went three innings and allowed seven runs on six hits. He was replaced in the fourth by Matt Kinsey, who allowed two runs. Lionville did most of its damage in a five-run fourth inning. Snelsire, Billy Wheatley and Cole Gursky all scored on errors after the fourth. Ryan Duncan led Berlin with two hits, and Snelsire, Wheatley and Zach Pletcher each had one. Lionville pitching held the Berlin all-stars to five hits and struck out 14. Berlin finished with a 2-3 record. Lionville will play Newark, Del., in the Mid-Atlantic championship tonight at 6.
Justin Boston picks up sixth-place ARCA finish
Justin Boston (Boys' Latin) finished sixth in the ARCA Primera Plastics 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. It was Boston's 11th top-10 finish in 15 races in his rookie ARCA season. The 23-year-old fell to sixth in the second half of the race, after racing to as high as second in the first 50 laps. The finish keeps Boston in fourth place in the ARCA points standings, but it moves him within 35 points of third-place Tom Hessert, from a 50-point margin before the race. Hessert finished eighth. Boston's next race is next Sunday at the Allen Crowe Memorial 100 in Springfield, Ill.
Spirit gets third win, second straight, 1-0 over Seattle
The Washington Spirit won its third game of the National Women's Soccer League season and second straight, defeating the visiting Seattle Reign FC, 1-0. Diana Matheson had the game's lone goal in the 83rd minute after breaking through the Seattle defense and beating goalkeeper Hope Solo to the far post. Reign midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) received a yellow card in the 86th minute for a reckless foul. She had all three of Seattle's shots on goal. The win marks the first time the Spirit has won consecutive games.
Major League Soccer: D.C. United fell to host Philadelphia Union, 2-0. United was held to four shots on goal in its 16th loss of the season. Philadelphia's Zac MacMath (Maryland) had his eighth shutout of the season for Philadelphia (10-7-7). His teammate, forward Connor Casey, scored two goals, each on assists from midfielder Sebastien Le Toux. D.C. United fell to 3-16-4.
College football: Towson held its first scrimmage of the preseason, finishing the 80-play game with four touchdowns and a field goal. Sophomore quarterback Connor Frazier led the opening drive, completing five of seven passes for 50 yards in 14 plays. Running back Darius Victor (Northwestern) finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown. Senior quarterback Peter Athens completed six of six passes for 106yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore linebacker Joe McCargo (Old Mill) had an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. Kicker D.J. Soven had a 48-yard field goal. The Tigers open their season against Connecticut on Aug. 29.
Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series: Charles County defeated Mountain Home, Ariz., 12-0, scoring four times in the first, second and fourth innings, in pool play of the youth baseball tournament in Aberdeen. Starter Ryan Calvert was named Player of the Game with nine strikeouts, one walk and one hit in four innings of work. … Pacific Southwest, from Laguna, Calif., defeated New England, from New Milford, Conn., 11-6. New England took the lead in the first, 1-0, but gave up seven runs in the second and third. Pacific's lead was reduced to three in the fifth, but a two-run sixth cemented the final. … Ohio Valley of Lexington, Ky. defeated the Midwest Plains of Mineral Area, Mo., 7-1. Lexington scored twice in the first, second and third and got one run in the fourth. Mineral Area scored in the first. … South Korea's two pitchers, Hyeon-Su Kim and Ju-Young Kim, combined for a no-hitter in a 10-0 victory over the Dominican Republic. … Last year's champion, Japan, earned a 14-1 win over Canada, scoring 11 runs in the first inning. The game was stopped after four innings because of a mercy rule. … Mexico defeated Australia, 11-1. Bryan Castro struck out nine and held Australia to three hits. ... The Piedmont, Del., team edged the Hickory Hornets from Harford County, 1-0, in the first game of pool play Friday night. Winning pitcher Seth Bialecki scored the lone run on a single in the top of the fourth.
Women's college soccer: Maryland's Red-White preseason scrimmage ended in a 1-1 tie. Senior forward Hayley Brock scored in the first half for the white team, and sophomore forward Gabby Galanti scored in the second half for the red team. The Terps, who lost in the final 16 of the NCAA tournament last season, host an exhibition with Loyola on Friday. ... Navy announced that nine newcomers have joined the program for this season, including two from Maryland: freshman midfielder Alison Norris (La Plata) and sophomore midfielder-defender Courtney Mason (Damascus).