Digest (March 31): Towson, Maryland baseball teams win in walk-off fashion

Towson University shortstop Richie Palacios hit a walk-off grand slam to cap a five-run ninth inning and give the Tigers a 5-3 victory over Hofstra Saturday afternoon at Schuerholz Park. After falling behind 0-2 with two on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Billy Lennox fouled off two pitches to stay alive and draw the walk to bring Palacios to the plate to send the Tigers to just their fifth victory in 24 games this season. ... Junior Nick Dunn had three hits as host Maryland (13-14, 1-1 Big Ten) earned a 6-5 win over Northwestern (8-13, 1-4 Big Ten) with a walk-off walk in the 10th inning.

Discussion: The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held April 14 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia 21044. The speaker will be David Rapp, who will discuss his book, "Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America." Call 410-992-1186 for information.



Stevenson extends MACdivision streak to 42 in row


Five players finished with multiple goals as Stevenson scored the final eight goals to pull away for a 14-3 Mid-atlantic Athletic Conference Commonwealth men's lacrosse victory against Albright at Shirk Stadium on Saturday. The Mustangs (3-5, 2-0 MAC Commonwealth) won their third straight game and also improved to 42-0 all-time in MAC Commonwealth regular season play. Albright (3-6, 1-1) fell to 0-9 against Stevenson all-time. Freshman Jacob Tatum paced Stevenson with three goals and a pair of assists, while sophomore Danny Buckwalter finished with three goals, the first three of his college career. Sophomore Ethan Christensen had two goals and three assists, with juniors JT Thelen and Chris Hammerquist each recording two goals and an assist. Junior Gray McKee had a goal and an assist, while senior Kyle Karsian added the other Mustang tally. ... Casey Grieves factored into Washington College 's first five goals and finished with a career-high 10 points as the Shoremen cruised to a 16-8 win over host McDaniel.

Women's college lacrosse: Washington College coach Heidi Pearce won her 50th career game as the visiting Shorewomen (7-2) defeated McDaniel, 24-14. ... Christopher Newport's Sarah Culver converted a free-position shot with two seconds left to lift the host Captains past the St. Mary's, 14-13.

College softball: Towson hit three home runs over two games as it split a doubleheader against rival Delaware, winning 7-4 and losing 8-4.

Horse racing: There will be a 20-cent jackpot carryover of $181,211.96 for a special live racing program Monday after the multi-race wager went unsolved Saturday for the 24th consecutive racing day at Laurel Park . A total of $46,814 was bet into the Rainbow 6 Saturday, adding to a carryover of $166,235.72 from Friday's card. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $1,321.42. First race post time Monday is 1:10 p.m. Laurel will not have live racing today, but will offer a full 16-race Latin American Racing Channel simulcast from San Isidro at 12:30 p.m.

Pro basketball: The Baltimore Shuckers dropped their third straight game to start the Central Basketball Association season with a 120-100 setback to the two-time defending CBA champion Fort Wayne Flite (2-0). The Shuckers were led by Antonio Wright (Meade) with 23 points. Terry Hosley (Parkville) contributed 22 points and Kendall Allison (Southside) added 15 points.

Pro women's soccer: A pair of late second-half goals propelled the Washington Spirit to a 2-0 victory over the Orlando Pride on Saturday before an announced 4,989 fans at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Mallory Pugh's breakaway strike in the 80th minute and Ashley Hatch's 88th-minute goal lifted the Spirit.

Girls lacrosse camps: Georgetown University will hold its spring clinic on April 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Cooper Field on the Georgetown campus. Thes clinic is open to all high school girls in the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, as well as the class of 2022. The 2018 Georgetown Hoyas Women's Lacrosse Overnight Camp will be held June 25-27. The Hoya Elite Day Camp is scheduled for July 23 from 9 a.m.-7:55 p.m. For questions, contact assistant coach Danielle Etrasco at or 202-687-6550. Register at

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