Club releases its 2010 spring training schedule
The Orioles on Tuesday announced their 2010 spring training schedule, which will open March 3 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. After 14 years in Fort Lauderdale, the club is training in Sarasota for the first time since 1995 and will play 16 home games in 2010 at its new spring facility. The team's first workout for pitchers and catchers is Feb. 18, and the first full-squad workout will be Feb. 23. All workouts before the start of exhibition games are free and open to the public. The Orioles will host 10 opponents at Ed Smith Stadium, including the Boston Red Sox three times; the Rays, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates twice each; and the Detroit Tigers, Florida Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays once. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for Ed Smith Stadium at orioles.com, by calling 888-329-3365 or through the Orioles' box office in Sarasota (in person or by fax or mail). Multigame, season or group ticket plans can be purchased by calling 941-954-4101. The Orioles will conclude the exhibition season April 3 against the Mets in Sarasota. The team will hold a final workout April 4 in Sarasota before breaking camp. They will hold a workout April 5 at Tropicana Field before the regular-season opener against the Rays on April 6. For full schedule, see Scoreboard.
Barker, Cassidy spark UMBC women's victory over Navy
Chelsea Barker and Carlee Cassidy combined to score 30 points, 15 each, to power the host UMBC women's basketball past Navy, 59-51. The Midshipmen (6-3) led 24-22 at the half before being outscored by a 10-point margin in the second half. Three Navy players - Kristin Bowen, Cassie Consedine and K.C. Gordon - each finished with nine points.
Salisbury 68, Hood 65: : Sophomore guard Glen Charlton scored a career-high 23 points, and the host Sea Gulls defeated the Blazers to win their home opener. Senior forward Kylie Hall (Lansdowne) had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and senior forward Janay Johnson (Catonsville) scored nine points in the victory. Junior guard Chante' McKinney contributed nine assists to go with eight points. Salisbury (3-0, 1-0 Capital Athletic Conference) opened its season with three wins for the first time since 2005. Hood fell to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in CAC play. After the Blazers rallied to tie the score at 24 with two minutes left in the first half, the Sea Gulls went on a 7-2 run to take a 31-26 halftime lead. Hood closed the gap in the second half, taking its first lead three minutes in, but Salisbury then went on a 9-0 run to recapture the advantage and off the Blazers the rest of the way.
Women's soccer: : Frostburg State forward Lauren Russell was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Offensive Player of the Year, and fellow Bobcat Amanda Wharton was chosen as Rookie of the Year as the ECAC announced its Division III South All-Stars. Russell and freshman forward Wharton were named to the first team; Frostburg senior midfielder Lauren Lentine was selected to the second team. The three are the first ECAC All-Stars in the history of the Frostburg women's soccer program. ... Loyola graduate-student forward Theresa Ferraina and senior back Heather Cooke were named ECAC Division I second-team All-Stars.
Men's soccer: : Salisbury senior forward Kyle Sterling was named to the ECAC Division III South All-Star first team. Sterling led the Sea Gulls in points (41), goals (16), assists (nine) and game-winning goals (four). ... Loyola senior forward Jamie Darvill and senior defenseman Tennant McVea were selected to the ECAC Division I All-Star second team.
Mariners re-sign standout defensive lineman Foley
The Baltimore Mariners of the American Indoor Football Association re-signed defensive lineman Adam Foley, who was a key member of the team's defense last season, which led the league in turnover margin. A late-season addition for the Mariners in 2009, Foley quickly became a factor on the defensive line. He had six tackles in seven games, and finished second on the team with 4.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks. He also added two tackles and one tackle for a loss against the Reading Express in the first round of the playoffs.