Made Up rallied from the back of the pack to win the $47,000 optional/allowance… (Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey…)
Pimlico Race Course
Made Up makes up ground, wins feature
Eric D. Fral's Made Up rallied from the back of the pack to win the $47,000 optional/allowance feature as the even-money favorite Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Guided by leading rider Trevor McCarthy and trained by Michael Moore at Parx Racing, Made Up covered the 11/16-mile distance in 1 minute, 46.96 seconds and won off by 81/4 lengths. Wonderful Secret nipped stakes winner Firenze Feeling at the wire for second. The daughter off Bluegrass Cat paid $4.20. "We had a really good trip," McCarthy said. "I followed Rudy's horse [Firenze Feeling from Rudy Rodriguez's barn] because I knew she would run well. I had a lot of horses in the middle of the turn and I had not even asked her yet. When I swung her out wide turning for home, she just took off." The 19-year-old, who became a journeyman rider two weeks ago, has 11 multiple win-days in the first 18 days of the spring meet. He leads the jockey standings with 29 victories, 13 more than Victor Carrasco. "We are having a fantastic meet," McCarthy added. "I am very fortunate that trainers are sticking with me after I lost my apprenticeship. My agent [Scott Silver] is doing a great job. We are riding for a lot of top outfits and I feel very fortunate."
Lowe, Lewis lead Terps to 6-2 baseball victory
Second baseman Brandon Lowe went 3-for-3, including two doubles, and left fielder Tim Lewis drove in three runs to lead Maryland to a series-clinching 6-2 victory over visiting Notre Dame (17-29, 4-19 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Saturday. Lowe, who also scored twice and drove in a run, is 16-for-32 with five doubles and four RBIs in the past 10 games. Lewis' two-out, two-run single in the seventh broke the game open and put the Terps (27-19, 11-14) up by four runs. "It's nice to get the series victory on a Saturday rather than on Sunday," coach John Szefc said. "If we're doing what we're supposed to be doing, this is what we should be doing at home." Six runs were more than enough for starter Mike Shawaryn, who earned his eighth win of the season tying a Maryland single-season record. The freshman scattered four hits over 62/3 innings and retired 12 Notre Dame batters in a row after a two-out, two-run homer in the second. "Baseball is all about your starting pitchers," Szefc said. "As crazy as that sounds if you get a good start out of your pitcher, you have a good chance to win. The key to the day was that it was a come from behind win. This was a much needed win. Our pitching staff did a great job."
More college baseball: William & Mary (29-15, 13-3 Colonial Athletic Association) used 20 hits to hand visiting Towson (20-21, 2-11) a 14-7 loss. ... UMBC (13-23, 6-11 America East) lost both games of a doubleheader, falling, 4-0 and 9-3, at Hartford (26-17, 12-4).
College softball: Junior catcher Taylor Hall hit her 14th home run in the regular-season finale to move into a tie with Stevie Shore for third on UMBC's single-season list. The Retrievers (31-20, 8-9) lost, 6-1, to Albany (29-10, 14-3) and will enter the America East tournament as the fourth seed. They'll face tournament host and top seed Stony Brook on Thursday. The Great Danes are the second seed in the tournament and will face No. 3 Binghamton. ... Towson (27-23, 6-9 Colonial Athletic Association) lost its regular-season finale, 4-1, to College of Charleston (40-14, 14-4). Tigers senior third baseman Delanie Dunham went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Towson will be the fourth seed in the CAA tournament and play at top-seeded James Madison on Wednesday at noon.
Men's college golf: For the second straight year, Navy senior Chris House was named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
WNBA: The Washington Mystics waived Cierra Bravard, Kirby Burkholder, Haley Peters and Rachel Tecca. Washington will play its first preseason game Tuesday at Indiana.
Junior golf: Evan Santa of Edgewater leads the AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek in Glenwood after shooting a 3-under-par 68. Alyaa Abdulghany of Newport Beach, Calif., leads the Girls Division at 2-over 74.