Digest (May 18): Brigade turned aside by Atlantic City Blackjacks

The Baltimore Brigade (2-2) were upended, 48-41, by the Atlantic City Blackjacks (2-2) on Saturday night at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in their first road game of the season.

Baltimore rallied for 22 points in the fourth quarter, ending the game with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Joe Hills and a 2-point conversion by wide receiver Brandon Collins.


Brigade quarterback Shane Boyd surpassed the 5,000 career passing yards milestone, finishing with 22 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns. For the second consecutive week, Baltimore picked up two sacks. Defensive linemen Justin Lawrence and Royce LaFrance hauled in sacks against Blackjacks quarterback Randy Hippeard in the first half. Linebacker Joe Goosby led the defensive with seven total tackles, six solo. Defensive backs Josh Victorian and Joe Powell both tallied six solo tackles as well. Wide receiver Milton Williams III passed the 1,000 career receiving yards milestone.

The Brigade return home to Royal Farm Arena on May 26 at 3 p.m. to take on the Philadelphia Soul.

College baseball: Maryland defeated Iowa, 8-4, to win the series over the Hawkeyes on Friday night and followed up with a 10-8 victory Saturday to earn a berth in the Big Ten tournament, which begins Wednesday. Redshirt sophomore Zach Thompson gave up two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts for the Terps on Friday.

College softball: UMBC was eliminated in the NCAA tournament, bowing to Notre Dame, 2-0, on Saturday. The Retrievers, who lost their opening game to Oklahoma on Friday night, finished the season 30-24.

College track and field: Salisbury’s Jamie Farley (Pasadena resident) and Kyleigh Dumas will compete in the NCAA Division III championships in Geneva, Ohio, next weekend. Farley will compete in both the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash at this year's championships. Dumas will represent the maroon and gold in the pole vault. … Stevenson’s Dereck Davis (100-meter dash), Kimberly Hammond (long jump) and Patrick Watson (3,000-meter steeplechase) also will compete in the NCAA championships. .. Johns Hopkins senior Alex Mollick, junior Matthew Su and sophomore Jared Pangallozzi all earned bids to the NCAA championships.

Men’s college tennis: Johns Hopkins sophomore Vishnu Joshi has been added to the NCAA Singles Championship it was announced this week. This will be his second straight year competing at the championships.

-- From Sun staff and wire services