Towson baseball coach Mike Gottlieb picked up his 700th career victory as the Tigers defeated host Kennesaw State, 6-5, on Saturday to take the series from the Owls. Redshirt junior first baseman Chris Henze finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs and redshirt sophomore outfielder Colin Gimblet (Calvert Hall) and redshirt junior infielder Colin Dyer each added three hits and drove in a run. Redshirt junior right-hander Kevin Ross (1-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over 52/3 innings. Redshirt junior left-hander Matt Golczewski (Patterson Mill) retired all five hitters he faced to earn his first save of the season.
More baseball: Sophomore right-hander Taylor Bloom of Crofton did not allow a run in seven innings, but visiting Maryland fell, 4-1, to Iowa. The Terps (10-12) led until the eighth, when Iowa scored four runs to put the game out of reach. Sophomore infielder Kevin Biondic homered in the fourth inning for Maryland's lone run.
Softball: Maddy McIntyre hit a two-run walk-off home run to center field in the seventh inning to give Ohio State (17-7 Big Ten, 2-0) a 4-3 victory over Maryland (7-22, 0-2). Sarah Calta (St.Paul's) was 3-for-4 for the Terps, including a game-tying triple in the top of the seventh inning.
Soccer: ESPN's Taylor Twellman (Maryland) and George Solomon, director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, will moderate a panel, "The Future of Soccer: The College Game," on April 5 in the Eaton Theater of Knight Hall on the University of Maryland campus. The panel will include Maryland men's coach Sasho Cirovski, North Carolina women's coach Anson Dorrance, Washington Post soccer reporter Steven Goff, NCAA executive vice president Oliver Luck, National Soccer Coaches Association of America programs director Rob Kehoe, D.C. United director of digital content Lindsay Simpson (Maryland) and Sporting News writer and former Baltimore Sun columnist David Steele. The event is free. Registration, at go.umd.edu/april5-collegesoccer, is recommended because space is limited.
Men's lacrosse: CCBC-Essex remained third in last week's National Junior College Athletic Association coaches poll behind No. 1 Nassau Community College (6-0) and Onondaga CC (3-1). Howard CC (4-1) stayed fifth and Anne Arundel CC (5-2) sixth.
Women's lacrosse: Howard CC (4-0) moved up from fourth to second in the NJCAA coaches poll behind Monroe CC (1-0). Harford CC (3-0) dropped from third to fourth and Anne Arundel CC (4-1) stayed fifth.
California Chrome wins $10M Dubai World Cup
California Chrome won the $10 million Dubai World Cup by five lengths Saturday. The winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness finished second last year in the world's richest horse race. This time, the 5-year-old was ridden by Victor Espinoza, who was aboard American Pharoah for last year's Triple Crown sweep. California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, won $6 million and tops the earnings list after his third straight victory. The winner covered the approximately 11/4 miles in 2 minutes, 1.83 seconds. Mubtaahij of Ireland was second on the dirt track, followed by Hoppertunity of the United States. Frosted, the only horse to beat American Pharoah, was fifth.
Road to the Derby: Gun Runner punched his ticket for the Kentucky Derby, pulling away for a commanding victory in the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Gun Runner stayed near the lead until the top of the stretch, where he found an opening near the rail and was unchallenged over the final yards under a strong ride by meet-leading jockey Florent Geroux to pick up 100 Derby qualifying points. Tom's Ready, one of two entries owned by Gayle Benson, wife of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, was second and Dazzling Gem third. Tom's Ready earned 40 points and Dazzling Gem 20.
Laurel Park: Mrs. Frank Wright's homebred and graded-stakes winner Lady Sabelia needed the entire stretch to wear down Disco Chick to win the $75,000 Primonetta Stakes. The 6-year-old mare has won 11 of 20 career starts (eight at Laurel) and has placed first, second or third in 18 of those 20 starts. The daughter of Majestic Warrior has earned $740,465. Ridden by Horacio Karamanos, Lady Sabelia raced third down the backstretch while Dallas Cowgirl and Willa On the Move runner-up Disco Chick raced past an opening quarter in 22.79 seconds. After Disco Chick and jockey Trevor McCarthy took the lead and went the half in 45.88 seconds, Karamanos moved Lady Sabelia three-wide around the turn and took aim at the leader. Lady Sabelia paid $3.20. Love Came to Town was disqualified from third to fourth for causing interference down the stretch. Fourth-place finisher Sweet On Smokey was placed third. Karamanos won three races. Along with Lady Sabelia he won the second aboard Great Smoke ($5.60) the sixth with first-time starter Proud to Say ($13.80). Trevor McCarthy, who rode the first three winners on Friday's program, won three more Saturday. McCarthy won the first with Pagan Power ($2.60), the fifth with Tequila Hero ($9.60) and the 10th with First Bid ($12.60).
Cal Ripken to be sports marshal at Shenandoah, Va., festival
Former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. has been selected as the sports marshal for the 89th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Virginia. Ripken's selection was announced Friday in Winchester. The festival runs from April 22 to May 1, according to a report from The Winchester Star. Ripken, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, will be the featured speaker at the sports breakfast April 30 and will ride in a parade.
More baseball: The New York Yankees assigned first baseman Chris Parmelee, who hit .216 in 97 at-bats for the Orioles last season, to minor league camp.
Major League Soccer: Michael Barrios scored his first two goals of the season to help FCDallas (3-1-0) beat host D.C. United, 3-0. United (0-2-2), which has scored just two goals in four games this year, is winless is its past six matches dating to last season. United finished the game with 10 men after Marcelo Sarvas received a red card for an elbow in the 65th minute.
Swimming: Honors swimmer Courtney Kalisz and honors contributors John Ferrari, James "Jim" Pusateri and Russell Kim Williams will be inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame on April 9 in a ceremony that starts at noon at Bryn Mawr Fieldhouse, 5600 Cottonworth Ave. Those interested in attending should email John Cadigan at email@example.com by Saturday.
Cycling: This year's 10th Wilmington (Del.) Grand Prix will be the eighth stop on USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour. The event is set for May 13-15. For more information, go to wilmgrandprix.com or call 302-545-8305.