Towson moves on to CAA softball title game
The Towson softball team upset third-seeded Hofstra (33-13) on Thursday night in Harrisonburg, Va., 5-4, to advance to the Colonial Athletic Association championship game. Tigers pitcher Missy McCormick earned her 17th win of the year, throwing a complete game and giving up two earned runs. She allowed eight hits and walked two. Five Towson players scored. The Tigers will face top-seeded James Madison at noon today.
More college softball: Alyssa Barker pitched her 17th complete game of the season to lead No. 4 seed Coppin State to a 2-1 victory over third-seeded Savannah State in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Ormond Beach, Fla. … No. 4 seed UMBC allowed 12 runs in the fourth inning en route to a 16-1 loss to top-seeded Stony Brook in the America East tournament opener. The Retrievers will face No. 3 seed Binghamton at 1:30 p.m. today. ... Maryland infielder Candice Beards was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team. … Coppin State shortstop Candice Van Horn earned All-MEAC first-team honors, while Morgan State outfielder Claudette Tanabe-Smith was named to the second team.
College baseball: Johns Hopkins right-hander Carter Burns, shortstop Conor Reynolds (Loyola), left fielder Colin McCarthy and catcher Jonathan Hettleman (Park) were named All-Centennial Conference selections. Burns and Reynolds earned second-team honors, while Hettleman and McCarthy received honorable mentions. Hettleman also was named the Centennial Conference's Scholar Athlete of the Year. … McDaniel first baseman Marshall Betts earned first-team All-Centennial Conference honors, while second baseman Joe Fiore was named to the second team. Third baseman Marty Windisch received an honorable mention. … The All-Capital Athletic Conference first team included Salisbury pitcher Brett Collacchi, second baseman Johnny Schiotis and outfielder Kyle Hayman, and Frostburg State third baseman Zach Weiss (Anne Arundel Community College, Chesapeake-AA). The second team included Frostburg State first baseman Rick Brady, second baseman Ricky Castro, pitcher Kenny Georgius (Westminster), outfielder Kevin Kean (Old Mill) and catcher Dylan Shupe; Salisbury first baseman Quinn Griffith, pitcher Kyle Hamby and designated hitter Bobby Sanzone (Mount Carmel); and St. Mary's pitcher Sam Beatty (Hammond).
Men's college lacrosse: Dominican University in San Rafael, Calif., announced that coach Ned Webster (Boys' Latin) has resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities. A former Notre Dame player, Webster was hired in 2005 as the second head coach in Dominican's history.
Men's college soccer: Brian Wall (Mount St. Mary's), the only coach in Hood College program history, announced his resignation.
College tennis: Navy sophomore Austin Jones and junior Calvin Mark made the All-Patriot League men's first team, while Midshipmen junior Blake Daniel made the second team. Senior Erin Snook was named to the women's first team, and senior Darien Sears and sophomore Sam Droop made the second team.
College wrestling: Navy junior Paul Rands was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I All-Academic Team.
College track and field: Salisbury sophomore Luke Campbell was named the CAC's Men's Athlete of the Year, and Sea Gulls coach Jim Jones earned his third straight outdoor men's Coach of the Year award.
NBA: Single-game tickets for Game 6 of the Washington Wizards' Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Indiana Pacers at will go on sale at 11 a.m. today. Tickets will be available at 800-745-3000, on WashingtonWizards.com and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office. Game 6 will be played Thursday night.
—From Sun staff and news services