Terps stymied in baseball by James Madison, 6-3
James Madison (15-26) used eight pitchers to scatter seven Maryland hits in a 6-3 defeat of the Terps (25-19) on Tuesday at a rain-soaked Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium. Maryland left-hander Zach Morris posted career highs in strikeouts (four) and innings pitched (six), allowing two earned runs on six hits. First baseman LaMonte Wade (St. Paul) and shortstop Blake Schmit each had two hits for the Terps.
Men's lacrosse: Goucher junior attackman Sam Morgan, senior midfielder Pierce Ingram and sophomore defenseman Andrew Foster made the All-Landmark Conference first team. Gophers sophomore midfielder Owen Demmerly, senior short-stick defensive midfielder Steve Patterson and junior goalkeeper Karl Wiszumerski made the second team, as did Catholic senior defenseman Jack Drexel (Mount Hebron). ... Fairfield senior faceoff specialist Michael Roe (Dulaney) was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Specialist of the Week, and Ohio State freshman midfielder John Kelly (Calvert Hall) was named Rookie of the Week.
Capital One Cup: After the end of the winter season, Maryland and Towson are tied for 11th among Division I men's teams in the NCAA Division I competition for the Capital One Cup, which is awarded to the best men's and women's NCAA Division I athletics programs in the country. Florida State, Connecticut and Notre Dame are ranked first, second and third, respectively.
Women's track and field: UMBC junior thrower and jumper Alisha Beeman was named America East Female Field Performer of the Week.
MPSSAA endorses Heads Up Football
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association on Tuesday endorsed USA Football's Heads Up Football safety program. The association, which includes public high schools from Maryland's 24 school districts, is the first state high school sports association to endorse the program. A news conference to formally announce the endorsement is planned for Monday at the Maryland State Department of Education in Baltimore. Maryland had already been active in the program. Landon School in Bethesda participated in a Heads Up Football pilot program last year along with 34 other high schools across 10 states. Calvert Hall football coach Donald Davis and 20 other coaches and former players participated this month in a USA Football safety workshop. Instructors at the two-day program taught participants about concussion recognition and response, heat and hydration protocols, proper equipment fitting and Heads Up tackling techniques.
For more of Alexander Pyles' blog post about the endorsement, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.
Terps' McDougle visits Giants, three other teams
Maryland cornerback and NFL draft prospect Dexter McDougle has visited the New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Detroit Lions, according to a league source. He also participated in the Ravens' local prospects day. Although sidelined for the last nine games of his senior year, McDougle took part in the Terps' Pro Day workout in College Park, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 and 4.48 seconds. McDougle also had a 37-inch vertical leap and a 10-2 broad jump with a 4.18 20-yard shuttle and a 6.84 three-cone drill.
For more of Aaron Wilson's blog post about McDougle, go to baltimoresun.com/ravensinsider.
Redskins: Coach Jay Gruden this week reiterated that he doesn't plan on running a heavy dose of read-option plays for quarterback Robert Griffin III and the offense this year. "I want to make sure that we have other things that we can do besides the read option, because it takes a toll," Gruden said on SportsTalk 570.
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post
Little's 'Smoke,' 'Demeter' 5th, 6th in Kentucky 3-Day
Frederick native Marilyn Little's RF Smoke on the Water and RF Demeter finished fifth and sixth at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event last weekend, respectively, making Little the sole rider to have two horses in the top 10 of the four-star event. Little now turns her focus back to show jumping with Old Salem Farm next on her schedule from May 6-11 and May 13-18. Raylyn Farms & Phoebe and Michael Manders' 9-year-old Wurttemburg gelding RF Smoke on the Water (Samos x Zuchtbuch Rapaula - Rapaulo) used a double clear at his first four-star event to rise from 16th place after the dressage. Team Demeter's 12-year-old Oldenburg mare RF Demeter (Rubin-Royal x Patricia) was ninth after the first morning session.
Youth soccer: The Maryland United Futbol Club is conducting a number of youth soccer tryouts in May for boys and girls in various age groups. The tryouts, for boys and girls teams from under-8 through under-16, will take place Saturday, May 17 and May 31 at Perry Hall Christian School. For more information, go to marylandunitedfutbolclub.com.
Baseball: Tim Wendel will discuss his book, "High Heat," at the regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way in Columbia. For information call 410-740-1145.