Digest (April 19): UMBC to host Delaware in fundraising soccer game

UMBC will host Delaware on Friday at 6 p.m. in the sixth annual Kicks for Chase charity game. The game is a fundraiser for The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region. Admission is free. Commemorative Under Armour T-shirts and refreshments from Papa John's and Chartwell's Dining Services will be available for sale. All money raised will go to The Arc NCR's programs to support individuals with differing abilities. To donate or order a commemorative game T-shirt, go to arcncr.org or mail a check to "The Arc NCR, 4513 Philadelphia Road, Aberdeen, MD 21001.

Minor league baseball: The Aberdeen IronBirds, Class A short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, will host 29 themed promotional nights as well as nine post-game fireworks shows. Opening Night is set for June 15 as the IronBirds host the Hudson Valley Renegades and feature a postgame fireworks display. For a full list of promotions, go to IronBirdsBaseball.com or visit the box office at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.

Boxing: Promoter Scott Wagner will be inducted posthumously into the Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame on April 29 at the venue that hosted his popular Ballroom Boxing cards, Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Wagner, who died in February of liver disease at age 49, promoted fights at the venue from 1995 to 2010. Three former professional fighters join Wagner in the 2018 class: Baltimore's Ed Griffin, super lightweight, 1991-2000 (16-9, 5 KOs); Ellicott City's Mike "Little Rock" Ricasa, lightweight, 2004-2006 (7-2, three KOs); and Rockville's Les "White Lightning" Johnson, super welterweight,1989-1994 (21-2, 15 KOs). Trainers David Sewell (Baltimore) and Hal Chernoff (Salisbury) also will be inducted, as will Baltimoreans Domenico Zannino and Warren Boardley in the amateur fighter category. J.D. Brown, who's a former adviser to Sugar Ray Leonard, and Ed Sauerhoff of Baltimore will join Wagner in being honored for their lifetime contributions to the sport in Maryland. The Ring 101 International Veterans Boxing Association sponsors the event, which starts at 2 p.m. Tickets to the ceremony are $75. Call 443-745-4801 for tickets.

Arena Football League: Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard was named the Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Washington Valor. Hippeard accounted for seven touchdowns — five passing and two rushing — and threw for 240 yards, leading Baltimore to a 61-56 win over the Washington Valor in its season opener. The Brigade are in Philadelphia on Saturday, taking on the defending-champion Soul at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center.

Men's college soccer: Navy will host its annual Danny Humphreys Alumni Game on April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility. The Mids will host a reception in the Anders Hall of Honor following the match. To register, email assistant coach Paul Killian at killian@usna.edu by April 25.

College baseball: Salisbury junior infielder Jack Berry (Reservoir) was named Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III South Player of the Week. Barry hit .455 with four home runs, nine RBI and 10 runs scored in five victories for the Sea Gulls .

Baseball: The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held on May 5 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. The featured speaker will be Ted Leavengood, who will discuss his book "Dick Bosman on Pitching." Call 410-992-1186 for more information.

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