With an 18-2 win Sunday over the host Pennsylvania Roar, the Blast claimed the Major Indoor Soccer League regular-season championship. The win gave the Blast (17-3) the No. 1 seed in the MISL playoffs. The Milwaukee Wave (16-4) lost to the Missouri Comets, 9-4, on Sunday, allowing the Blast to take first place in the league. The Blast's game started slowly, as midfielder Max Ferdinand got the Blast on the board first off an assist from midfielder Drew Yates (Maryland). Ferdinand scored another goal before the end of the first quarter, giving the Blast an early 4-0 lead. Defender Pat Healey scored first in the second quarter, and forward Adriano Dos Santos followed with a goal off an assist from defender Mike Lookingland (Loyola High) to put the Blast up 8-0 at halftime. The second half picked up for the Blast when forward Aduato Neto assisted defender Lucio Gonzaga for the team's fifth goal of the night. Chris Williams After the Roar (1-19) scored midway through the third quarter, midfielder Tony Donatelli quickly answered for the Blast with a goal of his own. Ferdinand assisted Neto with 2:57 left in the quarter, and forward Diego Zuniga scored to cap the Blast's 10-point quarter. William Vanzela The Blast, which won the league title last season, will face the Syracuse Silver Knights in the MISL semifinals beginning Friday night.
Terps strike out 17 in last game of UMass sweep
Four Maryland pitchers combined to strike out 17 hitters and help propel the host Terps (8-2) past Massachusetts, 3-2, in 10 innings and complete a series sweep. The 17 strikeouts are the most by a Terps (8-2) pitching staff since Maryland fanned 19 against Army on Feb. 25, 2011. The victory also earned coach John Szefc his 250th career win. Starter Jared Price struck out a career-high 10 and held the Minutemen (0-6) to four hits and two runs over six innings. He departed in the eighth, and the bullpen pitched four innings of one-hit ball and struck out seven. Ben Brewster pitched a perfect eighth with two strikeouts, and Bobby Ruse (C. Milton Wright) took over in the ninth and struck out three in 12/3 innings. Alex Robinson pitched a perfect 10th inning with two strikeouts. First baseman LaMonte Wade (St. Paul) finished 2-for-5 with a run scored, and center fielder Charlie White added two hits and a run to pace the Terps offensively. Mike RescignoNick Cieri Blake Schmit
More Division I: Matt Nadolski Towson finished with 11 hits but was held scoreless for the three fnal innings of a 5-4 loss to Campbell in the final game of the Campbell Classic. The Tigers (6-3) outhit the Camels (9-3) 11-6, but Campbell needed only the fourth and fifth innings to score all five of its runs. Kurt Wertz Dominic Fratantuono Hunter Bennett Chris Henze Pat Fitzgerald In the seventh inning, trailing by one, Towson loaded the bases with two outs, but shortstop Hunter Bennett Ryan Thompson struck out to end the threat. Campbell and Towson each finished the Campbell Classic with 2-1 records.
Major League Baseball
Nationals' Werth out with minor strain; Harper sick
Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was scheduled to make his spring debut Sunday against the Miami Marlins but was scratched just before the game with a minor right biceps strain, according to manager Matt Williams. Left fielder Bryce Harper was sent home after reporting to the game feeling sick in the stomach. Williams said Harper is dealing with flu-like symptoms. Werth will be held out a day or two, Williams said.
— James Wagner, The Washington Post