Gregory Bruno pitched a perfect game and Steven Martinez hit a two-run double as New York topped Maryland, 4-0, in the Mid-Atlantic Regional final of the Little League World Series in Bristol , Conn. Bruno had 12 strikeouts in the six-inning game for Mid Island Little League of Staten Island, N.Y., which will represent the Mid-Atlantic in the World Series, which begins Thursday. Berlin Little League 11-12 All-Stars had advanced to the regional round after winning the Maryland State Championship.
Varsity girls lacrosse
Five locals named to U.S. U-19 training team
Five local girls lacrosse players were named Sunday to the training team for the United States women's under-19 national team that will compete for the world championship next summer. McDonogh's Maddie Jenner and Emma Schettig, Bel Air's Elizabeth Hillman, Bryn Mawr's Olivia Rubin and Hannah Leubecker, a home-schooled student from Forest Hill, made the team after three days of tryouts at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks. Jenner, The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year as a junior, and Rubin have signed with Duke. Hillman is headed to North Carolina. Schettig and Leubecker have committed to Maryland.From 110 players invited to try out, coaches selected 36 to the training team and it will be further whittled down to compete in Peterborough, Canada, next August. Jenner, Hillman and Rubin — all first-team All-Metro selections this past spring — have graduated and are benefiting from a rule change allowing players who will have completed a year of college to be on the team for the first time. Schettig and Leubecker will be high school seniors in the fall. The team will train for the first time Oct. 5-8 at the Team USA Fall Classic in Sparks.
— Katherine Dunn
Bel Air's Kalisz sweeps IM titles at Pan Pacifics
Bel Air native Chase Kalisz (Fallston) picked up another victory for the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships, taking the 200 individual medley in 1 minute, 55.40 seconds Saturday in Tokyo. Kalisz completed a sweep of the Pan Pacs gold medals after winning the 400 IM on Thursday. Kalisz's 1:55.40 time was a lifetime best, surpassing his 1:55.56 effort at the 2017 FINA World Championships. Kalisz's time also marked the fastest 200 IM swim in the world this year. Bethesda native Katie Ledecky , the Olympic and world champion and world record-holder in the 400 freestyle, won that race in 3:58.50 on Saturday. The win made up for finishing third Thursday in the 200 freestyle, a rare loss for the reigning Olympic champion in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle.
Laki awarded win in $100K Polynesian at Laurel Park
Hillside Equestrian Meadows' Laki became a stakes winner for the second time in his career when he was elevated to victory following the disqualification of favored Lewisfield for interference in deep stretch of Sunday's $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong Polynesian was the fourth of five races in the 3-year-old and up dirt sprint division of the revived Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship (MATCH) Series. Late afternoon rain forced Sunday's final two races off Laurel's turf course and necessitated a refund in the 20-cent Rainbow 6, which will have a carryover of $10,137.79 for the return of live racing Thursday.
Men's college basketball: Maryland beat the Netherlands "B" National team, 75-66, on Saturday in Vicenza to finish their 10-day, three-game trip to Italy undefeated. Jalen Smith (Mount Saint Joseph) was named Most Valuable Player after finishing with 12 points and several rebounds, while Darryl Morsell (Mount Saint Joseph) and Serrel Smith Jr. both finished with 15 points apiece.
WNBA: Ariel Atkins scored 26 points, Elena Delle Donne added 23 and the Washington Mystics (20-11) won their sixth straight, 93-80 over the Dallas Wings (14-17). Kristi Toliver (Maryland) added 17 points for Washington.