Ryan Archibald of John Carroll was named Gatorade Maryland Baseball Player of the Year on Tuesday. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior utility infielder and right-handed pitcher led the Patriots (20-6) to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference tournament. Archibald batted .538 (35-for-65), hitting seven home runs with 30 RBIs, 27 runs, five stolen bases, a .590 on-base percentage and a 1.590 slugging percentage. On the mound, Archibald went 3-1 with a save while striking out 38 batters and walking just 10 over 272/3 innings. Archibald has donated his time to organizing the first annual Josh Hamer Memorial Scholarship Tournament and Home Run Derby, where he and teammate Grant Astle raised over $10,000 to go toward a scholarship fund dedicated to honoring Hamer, a John Carroll student who died in a car accident in 2017.
Justify impresses in hard workout ahead of Belmont
If Justify is feeling any fatigue in the runup to his Triple Crown bid, he did not show it Tuesday morning when he breezed a half mile in a brisk 46.8 seconds at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The hard workout was Justify's first since he won the Preakness on May 19, and he might breeze again early next week as he prepares for the June 9 Belmont Stakes . Trainer Bob Baffert had flown in from California to observe the workout. "American Pharoah looked like that," he said, referring to his 2015 Triple Crown winner. "That's what you want to see with another week to go before the Belmont." Baffert also flew in one of his favorite riders, Martin Garcia, to handle the workout, though Mike Smith will be aboard Justify in the Belmont. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion could face as many as 10 horses in the 1½-mile endurance test as he attempts to become the 13th Triple Crown winner in history. That field of challengers is led by returning Derby contenders Bravazo, Hofburg, Vino Rosso and Noble Indy and third-place Preakness finisher Tenfold. The post-position draw will be held next Tuesday at Citi Field , home of the New York Mets.
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Baltimore Golf Week begins in lead up to Mayor's Cup
Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation is hosting Baltimore Golf Week featuring the Mayor's Cup, a one-week celebration of golf in Baltimore. Continuing through Sunday, Baltimore City golf courses are holding events to celebrate golf and raise funds for YouthWorks, Baltimore City's summer jobs program providing employment to thousands of youth and young adults. Featuring the ValStone Partners $1 million dollar hole-in-one contest at the Pine Ridge Golf Course Driving Range, a $50,000 hole-in-one contest at Forest Park Golf Course, a long drive contest at Mount Pleasant Golf Course, chipping and putting contests at Clifton Park Golf Course, and a FootGolf outing at Carroll Park Golf Course, Baltimore Golf Week will culminate with a tournament Sunday at Forest Park Golf Course to determine the winner of the first Mayor's Cup. For more information on all the events, go to classic5golf.com.
Men's college golf: Maryland senior David Kocher and sophomore Peter Knade and Loyola Maryland seniors Brendan Peel and Ethan Wall earned PING Division I All-Northeast Region honors.
National Women's Soccer League: Washington Spirit midfielder-defender Rebecca Quinn, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NWSL draft, was called into Canada national team training camp ahead of a friendly June 10 against Germany in Hamilton, Ontario.
Soccer tournament: The Central Maryland Soccer Association will sponsor the Father's Day Soccer Challenge on June 16-17 in Baltimore. Single age level competition is available for Under-8 through U-15 and the dual ages of U-16 and U-18. All teams are guaranteed three games in a round robin or championship bracket. To register online, go to gotsoccer.com. The registration deadline is today.