Terps beat No. 11 N.C. State in baseball again, 7-4

Shawaryn stymies Wolfpack; White hits first career homer

March 23, 2014|Sports Digest

Colleges

Terps beat No. 11 N.C. State in baseball again, 7-4

Freshman starter Mike Shawaryn held 11th-ranked North Carolina State to one run over seven innings and center fielder Charlie White hit his first career home run to help Maryland (15-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 7-4 victory over the visiting Wolfpack (14-7, 3-5) to clinch a series win. Shawaryn scattered four hits over seven innings and struck out six, one shy of his career high, to improve to 5-0 this season. White had two hits, including a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth, that put the Terps up 6-1. "He is a money guy. He just makes big pitches when he has to make big pitches," Maryland coach John Szefc said. "He can reset himself as quickly as any guy I've been around, certainly for a freshman. He's very consistent. You know what you are getting out of Mike Shawaryn 99.9 percent of the time." Maryland and N.C. State conclude their series today at 1p.m.

More baseball: Catcher Zach Fisher (Perry Hall) had three hits and drove in two runs as Towson (11-8) erupted for season highs in runs and hits (13) en route to a 10-2 victory over Georgetown (9-11) in the second game of a three-game weekend series between the teams at Shirley Povich Park in Bethesda. The Tigers, who were held to a combined 14 hits in their three previous games, had 13 against the Hoyas. Sophomore right-hander Lee Lawler allowed two runs on four hits in five innings and earned his second win of the season. Senior left-hander Kyle Paul pitched three innings of shutout relief before Matt Golczewski threw a scoreless ninth inning.

Women's gymnastics: Maryland finished second in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League championship meet in Durham, N.H., with a 195.700 score. Towson finished eighth with 193.375. ... Ursinus senior Monica Durham (Catonsville) earned All-America status in the all-around competition Friday night at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships in Ithaca, N.Y. She finished eighth with a score of 37.250 and advanced to the vault finals.

Women's swimming: Towson senior Kaitlin Burke (Loch Raven) was 11th in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division I championships in Minneapolis and garnered honorable mention All-America status for the second consecutive year. Her time was 16 minutes, 04.30 seconds. Towson senior Cassie Sorna was 23rd in 16:13.82. Towson senior Melanie Rowland was 22nd in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:56.76. UMBC freshman Emily Escobedo was 32nd in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:11.15.

Men's swimming: Johns Hopkins coach George Kennedy was named one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune 500 Magazine. He is No. 36 on the list, which also includes Pope Francis, Michael Bloomberg, Bill Clinton, Gabrielle Giffords and coaches Mike Krzyzewski, Gregg Popovich and Dawn Staley.

Softball: UMBC freshman Jessica Holte was named America East Conference Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season. ... Junior Shannon Bustillos hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to give Maryland (2-23, 1-4 ACC) a 12-11 victory over North Carolina (15-12, 8-2) in the second game of the doubleheader. The Tar Heels won the first game, 11-5.

Women's bowling: UMES' Mariana Alvarado, Megan Buja and Victoria Jones (Western) were named to the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first team. The Hawks' Sara Pelayo was named Rookie of the Year.

Women's track and field: Maryland's Thea LaFond was named the Most Valuable Women's Field Performer in the ACC championships Friday after leading all participants with 25 points. LaFond finished with a gold medal in efforts included gold medal showings in the pentathlon (4,244 points) and triple jump (43 feet, 61/2 inches), as well as a fourth-place showing in the high jump (6-0).

Auto racing

Boston has car problems, finishes 20th in ARCA race

Pole-sitter Justin Boston of Baltimore finished 20th in the ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway. Grant Enfinger won the race on the half-mile track, earning his second straight victory by dominating from start to finish. Boston (Boys' Latin) had trouble with the rear end of his car early in the race. He led the first 13 laps until Enfinger took over and stayed in front for 185 of the next 191 laps.

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