Nationals sign 1st-round pick but not 2nd-rounder

Diggs, Reynolds added to Walter Camp watch list

July 19, 2014|Sports Digest


Nationals sign 1st-round pick but not 2nd-rounder

The Washington Nationals signed first-round draft pick Erick Fedde with a bonus worth just over $2.5 million, a deal that softened the blow from the club's inability to sign its second-round pick. Fedde, the 18th pick overall, settled on rough terms with the Nationals on Friday around 2 p.m., three hours before the 5 p.m. deadline. A right-handed pitcher from Nevada-Las Vegas, Fedde played on the same high school team as Bryce Harper, who said Fedde has "the best slider I've ever seen." But it was not all good news on deadline day, as left-hander Andrew Suarez, the No. 57 overall pick, decided to return to Miami, according to the Nationals' official Twitter account and Suarez's Instagram page. The Nationals will receive the 58th pick in next year's draft as compensation. "I think he thought he was going to sign," Miami coach Jim Morris said. "I fully expected him to sign. Returning to school felt like the best thing for him and his family." The Nationals also failed to sign ninth-round pick Austin Byler, a first baseman from the University of Nevada.

Adam Kilgore, The Washington Post


Diggs, Reynolds named to Camp watch list

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs and Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds were among 50 players named Friday to the watch list for the Walter Camp Award, given annually to the top player in college football. Diggs, a junior, was injured for much of last season, but he ranked eighth nationally in all-purpose yards per game as a freshman and had 34 catches for 587 yards and three touchdowns in the seven games he played as a sophomore. Reynolds rushed for 1,346 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2013 while throwing for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns.

Matt Zenitz, Baltimore Sun Media Group

More football: Four-star Eleanor Roosevelt offensive lineman Isaiah Prince remains interested in top schools such as Alabama, Auburn and Florida State, but Roosevelt coach Tom Green believes Maryland is Prince's top choice. "Just how often he goes up there and the way he speaks about the coaching staff and the players ... I think he would be very comfortable," Green said. "I would be surprised if Maryland doesn't end up in his final two or three schools." Prince is rated by Rivals as the state's best 2015 prospect. He already has spent a lot of time in College Park, including at a camp in June with other top recruits.

Matt Zenitz

Men's soccer: Navy coach Dave Brandt announced 10 recruits for the incoming class of 2018. The group features a player who was rated a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer (goalkeeper Mac Burke of La Plata), as well as five three-star recruits.

Field hockey: Maryland seniors Maxine Fluharty, Katie Gerzabek and junior Sarah Sprink will serve as captains this season.

Women's lacrosse: Delaware announced the hiring of Sarah Gallion (Hereford) and former Blue Hens standout Corrine Drost (Johns Hopkins, C. Milton Wright) as assistant coaches.

FIL lacrosse

Cittadino, Israel defeat Japan, earn 7th place

Casey Cittadino (Towson) had a goal and an assist, and Israel defeated Japan, 15-10, to secure seventh place at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Commerce City, Colo. Israel finished with a 6-2 record in its first world games.

More Friday FIL: Mike Gvozden (Johns Hopkins) made 12 saves, but Argentina lost to South Korea, 10-7, in the 35th-place game.

Thursday night: Attackman Curtis Dickson scored three straight third-quarter goals to break open a 5-4 game and help Canada to a 12-6 semifinal win over the Iroquois Nation. Canada will face the United States tonight for the gold medal.

Et cetera

Marylanders shine at U.S. gymnastics championships

Six titles were won Thursday on the first day of the USA Gymnastics Championships in Louisville, Ky., with two of them going to Maryland teams. Ivanna Antezana of Silver Spring and Deana Parris (Maryland) of Burtonsville won in women's synchronized trampoline, while Hannah Silverman of Clarksville, Christina Antoniades of Eldersburg and Emily Ruppert of Baltimore won for balance in the women's group competition. Second place in the latter event went to Daphne Kirschner of Rockville, Mackenzie Meyer of Silver Spring and Savannah Bentley of Annapolis.

Track and field: Broadneck graduate Matthew Centrowitz finished ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday, recording a personal best in 3minutes, 31.09 seconds. Centrowitz, The Sun's 2007 Male Athlete of the Year, finished fourth in the 1,500 in the 2012 Olympics before winning a silver medal in the 2013 World Championships.

Alexander Pyles

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