Stinnett, Maryland blow out No. 11 N.C. State, 10-0

March 22, 2014|Sports Digest

College baseball

Maryland blows out No. 11 N.C. State, 10-0

Jake Stinnett struck out a career-high 14 batters and held No. 11 North Carolina State to two hits through five innings to lead Maryland past the Wolfpack, 10-0, Friday night at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium in College Park. Stinnett's 14 strikeouts are the most in an Atlantic Coast Conference game this season and the most by a Terps pitcher since 2008. Stinnett struck out nine of the first 17 batters he faced, including striking out the side in the fourth. "Coach [Jim] Belanger and I've been working on throwing that two-seam [fastball], particularly into right-handed hitters to make them uncomfortable," Stinnett said. "I had that going today. It really helped me. Defense was spectacular today, as always. It was a great team win." The senior from Vista, Calif., entered the evening five strikeouts shy of N.C. State's Carlos Rodon for the conference lead. By the end of the night, Stinnett had outdueled the Wolfpack ace and taken over the top spot. Stinnett held the Wolfpack to four hits over eight innings issuing only one walk to earn his third win of the season. "That's how you establish yourself on the national scene," Terps head coach John Szefc said. "All of those guys sitting behind home plate with the radar guns were still sitting there in the eighth inning. That is tribute to Jake." The Terps (14-6. 3-4 ACC) benefited from four errors by the Wolfpack (14-6, 3-4 ACC) in scoring eight unearned runs against Rodon to drop his record to 2-4. The junior lefty, widely considered a possible first overall pick in the June draft, went 42/3 innings and surrendered six hits, walked four and struck out eight. Maryland broke open a two-run game in the home half of the fifth with six runs in the frame. The big blow of the inning was delivered by shortstop Blake Schmit. With the bases loaded and three runs already across, Schmit cleared the bases with a double to left-center to put the Terps up 8-0.

College wrestling

Terps' Sheptock advances to NCAA title match at 184 pounds

Maryland wrestler Jimmy Sheptock moved into the final round of the NCAA championships Friday night in Oklahoma City with a 3-2 decision against Jack DeChow of Old Dominion. Sheptock, the top seed at 184 pounds, beat Blake Stauffer of Arizona State in the quarterfinals Friday morning to advance to the semifinals. Sheptock will face Penn State's Ed Ruth in the championship match this morning. Gabe Dean With a win, Sheptock would be the first to win a national title at Maryland since Gabe Kline in 1969. Maryland's Christian Boley lost by fall to Kyven Gadson of Iowa State at 197 pounds Friday night, preventing him from gaining All-Anerica status. He advanced to the wrestleback quarterfinals with a 5-1 decision over Braden Atwood of Purdue. Kyven Gadson Shyheim Brown and Spencer Myers saw their seasons end with losses in the wrestlebacks Friday morning, at 141 and heavyweight, respectively.

More: Mathew Miller (Edgewood) fell short of earning All-America honors when he dropped a 10-6 decision to fifth-seeded and fifth-ranked Matt Brown of Penn State in the wrestlebacks. Miller came one match short of the medal round.

College swimming

Hopkins women win 800 free relay, drop to 3rd place

The Johns Hopkins women's swim team claimed its fourth relay title, the 800 freestyle, but fell to third place after Day 3 at the NCAA Division III championships in Indianapolis. The Blue Jays also took second in the 100-yard backstroke, as they picked up 57 points Friday. Four-time defending champion Emory remains in first place with 411.5 points while Kenyon is in second with 299. Hopkins sits just one point behind Kenyon and is 22 points ahead of fourth-place Denison. Senior Taylor Kitayama earned her second top-three finish and first silver of her career in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.48.

Division III men: Johns Hopkins won its second straight NCAA title in the 800-yard freestyle relay and picked up 53 points on Day 3 of the championships. The Blue Jays sit in fourth place with 183 points. Denison remains in first with 374 points, followed by Kenyon with 346 and Emory with 202.5.

Auto racing

Justin Boston wins pole for today's ARCA Mobile 200

Justin Boston (Boys' Latin) will start on the pole for today's ARCA Mobile 200 after recording the fastest time during pole qualifying. Boston, in the No. 25 ZLOOP Computer & Electronics Recycling Toyota, won his third Menards pole award, with the other two coming at Salem Speedway in 2013. Boston is looking for his first career ARCA victory. He is in his second season on the tour.

Horse racing

Laurel will host Conniver, Johnson stakes today

The Conniver and Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, both $100,000 races, are on the nine-race card at Laurel Park today. The former is for Maryland-bred fillies and mares, the latter for 3-year-olds and up. Tell a Great Story is the 7-5 morning line favorite in the 7-furlong Conniver. The Bluegrass Cat filly won her debut race at Laurel, later scored in the Go For Wand at Delaware and last raced in the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks on July 13. Forest Boyce (Garrison Forest) will ride for trainer Ignacio Correas. 1/8 miles. Mr Palmer, a son of Pulpit, is the 5-2 program choice for the 11/8-mile Harrison Johnson.

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