Digest: Biondic hits go-ahead homer, earns save in Terps' win

Senior Kevin Biondic hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning before recording the final out of the ninth on the mound to push the Maryland baseball team to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over visiting Northwestern on Sunday. The Terps (14-14, 2-1 Big Ten) earned their second comeback win in as many days over the Wildcats (8-14, 1-5 Big Ten). Junior right-hander Hunter Parsons allowed three runs in seven innings for Maryland. Junior right-hander John Murphy, who had pitched a scoreless eighth inning, got two outs in the ninth before Northwestern loaded the bases. Biondic entered and threw one pitch, which Connor Lind hit into left field. Will Watson was able to make a sliding catch to end the game. Watson added a pair of hits from the No. 7 spot in the lineup. Murphy's victory was the first of his season, and Biondic's save was his second.

More college baseball: Right-hander Michael Adams pitched a three-hit shutout to lead Towson (6-19, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association) to a 1-0 victory over Hofstra (12-8, 2-4). Richie Palacios stole second base in the fourth inning to get into scoring position and went to third on a wild pitch. He scored on the second wild pitch of the inning. ... Michael Coritz singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to lead Navy (22-8, 7-4 Patriot League) to a 10-9 win over visiting Lafayette (11-16, 2-4). ... Coppin State used eight shutout innings from Aaron Rea to take game one, 10-0, and then edged Norfolk State, 7-5, in 12 innings in the nightcap to sweep a doubleheader. The wins moved Coppin State (8-14-1, 7-2 MEAC ) one game ahead of the Spartans (8-17, 6-3) for first place in the MEAC Northern Division.


Maryland football

Three-star linebacker Blount commits to UM


Three-star St. Charles junior outside linebacker Kameron Blount committed to Maryland, he announced Sunday on Instagram. "Been dreaming bout playing college football since i was 7.. Will be a reality in 2019!" the Waldorf native wrote. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Blount is the second member of the Terps' Class of 2019, after three-star Ballou (D.C.) cornerback Lavonte Gater committed in late February. Rated the No. 20 prospect in Maryland in the Composite rankings, Blount also had offers from North Carolina, Navy, Rutgers, Indiana and Pittsburgh, among others.

— Jonas Shaffer

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College softball: Senior Skylynne Ellazar hit a fourth-inning home run and junior Sydney Golden pitched a shutout to seal a 1-0 win over Iowa . The victory completed a three-game sweep over the Hawkeyes (15-17, 1-4), Maryland's first Big Ten sweep since 2015. The Terps moved to 15-20 this season and 5-1 in conference play.

Major League Soccer: Felipe Gutierrez scored an early goal and Sporting Kansas City beat D.C. United , 1-0, on Saturday night. Gutierrez gave Sporting (3-1-1) the lead in the third minute with a low blast from the left side of the 6-yard box that deflected in off defender Frederic Brillant. Tim Melia had three saves for his first shutout of the season. Sporting had allowed at least two goals in each of its four previous games. United dropped to 0-3-2.

Youth soccer: Central Maryland Soccer Association will sponsor the 21st Annual Old Line State Classic on April 28-29 in Jarrettsville. The event is United States Soccer Federation sanctioned through the Soccer Association for Youth. Single age level competition is available for under-8 through U-15 and the dual ages of U-16 and U-18; The competition is 7-v-7 for ages 8-10; 9-v-9 for ages 11 & U12; and 11-v-11 for ages 13-18. All teams are guaranteed three games in a round robin or championship bracket format. The registration deadline is April 13. For additional information, go to or e-mail

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