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Wake's Itzoe saves best for last in cycle

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Sophomore outfielder Josh Itzoe hit for the cycle for Wake Forest in dramatic fashion. After a single, double and triple, Itzoe (Calvert Hall) homered in his final at-bat in the Deacons' 18-4 win over Hartford.

* Junior Brett Seidel (Fallston) is Georgetown's fourth-leading hitter (.270) and has two home runs and nine RBIs in 20 games. . . . Freshman Brian Sanders (Cardinal Gibbons) is vying for an infield spot for King's.

Softball

Another King's freshman, leadoff hitter Jennifer Baker (North Carroll), leads the club in batting (.458), on-base percentage (.567) and walks (six) and is tied for the lead in hits (11) and runs (nine). . . . Catcher Diana Hargis (Notre Dame Prep, Catonsville CC), Florida Atlantic's top hitter (.462), was voted Trans America Athletic Conference Player of the Week based on 19 hits, including eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 11 RBIs in 12 games. . . . Outfielder Heather Smith (Glen Burnie) has a .291 average, six RBIs and four stolen bases in 19 games for East Carolina. . . . Sophomore Stacy Necessary (Chesapeake-AA) went 2-for-3 and knocked in the winning run with a squeeze bunt in Kutztown's 5-4 win over defending NCAA Division II champion Merrimack.

Basketball

A three-time captain, Ben Harlee (Lake Clifton) averaged 12.8 points as a senior and concluded his Northeastern career No. 10 in scoring (1,190 points), No. 2 in three-pointers (149) and No. 4 in steals (180). He was the first Northeastern player to play 100 games, score 1,000 points and make 100 three-point shots. Harlee helped Northeastern improve from 5-22 last season to 18-11 this year, the best turnaround in Division I.

* Sophomore Rich Rhinehart (Towson Catholic) was second in scoring (12.4), rebounding (8.0) and assists (2.1) for Shippensburg. . . . Kerry Rogers (Parkville) had eight points and 15 rebounds in 12 games as a sophomore reserve for Rochester Institute of Technology.

Women's lacrosse

Jennifer Bass (Maryvale Prep) has her own Cornell record in her sights. After scoring a school-record 46 goals last year as a junior, meriting honorable mention All-America, Bass scored five goals in the opening victories over Penn and Vermont.

* Junior JoAnn Binko (Perry Hall) had eight goals and two assists as Ithaca beat Bloomsburg, 11-8, and Lock Haven, 11-10. . . . Kirsten Sadler (Centennial) is second in scoring at Gettysburg (2-2) with 13 goals and four assists. . . . Two anchors of the Mary Washington defense that's allowing just over six goals a game are Jen Wassif (Severn) and Inga Fredland (Annapolis).

Men's lacrosse

Andy King (Loch Raven), who had 11 saves against Towson State, and Jason Johnson (Loyola), who has a 52.0 saves percentage and a 4.6 goals-against average, are sharing time in goal for Penn State. . . . Sophomore Brad Baker (Fallston) has 12 points and junior Vincent Geppi (Mount St. Joe) has eight for 0-4 Lehigh. . . . Bryan Riehl (Loyola) had seven ground balls as Hobart opened its 97th season, but first in Division I, with a 15-10 win over Army. . . . Bill McLean (Towson) contributed one goal as Mary Washington nipped No. 18 Lynchburg, 10-9, in triple overtime for its biggest lacrosse win in school history. McLean leads Mary Washington with 11 goals in six games.

Miscellaneous

Junior Tracie Miller (Severna Park) tied for fifth with a career-high 9.70 on the balance beam as Rhode Island finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference gymnastics meet. . . . Cecelia Youngblood (Dulaney) is one of nine Penn State fencers who qualified for the NCAA championships this week at Notre Dame. . . . Michigan's representatives on the Academic All-Big Ten Conference list (3.0 GPA or higher) include Richard Dopp (Oakland Mills), gymnastics; Brian Freeman (Oakland Mills), wrestling; and Jorge Molina (St. Paul's), gymnastics. . . . Gary Carpenter (Arundel) is No. 2 on East Carolina's golf team with a 76.4 average. . . . Mark Gabriele (Calvert Hall) concluded one of the most successful swimming careers in James Madison history (three school individual records and a share of four relay records) with a 28th in the 100-yard butterfly, a 29th in the 200 fly and a 42nd in the 200 individual medley in the NCAA championships. . . . Tina Rankin (Glenelg) won the hammer throw for Cornell in the Long Beach Invitational and California-Irvine Invitational.

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