Women's college lacrosse
No. 3 Loyola women rally for 14-12 win over Louisville
Mary Heneberry (Dulaney) scored her fifth goal of the game to tie the score at 10 with 10:45 left in regulation, and the No. 3 Loyola women's lacrosse team scored the next three goals on the way to a 14-12 victory over visiting Louisville. Marlee Paton had four goals for the Greyhounds, and Kerry Stoothoff made eight saves in net.
More women's college lacrosse: Towson took a 3-0 lead in the opening 18 minutes of the game, but visiting Drexel responded with four unanswered goals of its own to take a 4-3 lead at the half on its way to a 7-5 victory. Jess Dunn scored twice for the Tigers (5-6, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association), while Alyse Maiden and Jaclyn Klunder each had two goals for the Dragons (7-3, 1-0).
Ben's Cat on prowl for repeat in Mister Diz Stakes at Pimlico
Ben's Cat will try to stay unbeaten on the grass in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes this afternoon at Pimlico Race Course, a race he won a year ago. The improbable success of the horse, trained by King Leatherbury, was one of the more intriguing storylines on the Maryland racing scene in 2010. The former claimer, whose debut had been put on hold because of a broken pelvis, reeled off eight straight wins during his 4-year-old's campaign from May 8 through Nov. 24, including three stakes wins on the Laurel Park turf course. The gelding has not won since November but has been competitive in three stakes efforts, including a fourth-place finish in the Grade 2 General George Handicap in his last start. "His turf races are better, but I am still not convinced he is better on the grass," said Leatherbury, who ranks third on the all-time wins list with 6,315. "Every time he won was a surprise right on up the ladder. He started out at 20,000 then 25 [thousand] and went through his conditions. He has been training very well and I am very pleased." Jeremy Rose has the mount. Regular rider Julian Pimentel will be in New York to ride Norman Asbjornson in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial. Ben's Cat is the second choice on the morning line at odds of 5-2. Although he hasn't started since last June, Music City is listed as the 8-5 favorite to win. Casey Fusilier gets his first try aboard the son of City Zip. Digger (5-1), a front-running son of Yonaguska who is trained by Bruce Brown at Belmont Park, makes his turf debut in the Mister Diz. He comes into the race off a gate-to-wire win against optional claimers at Aqueduct on March 17. Mario Pino will handle the reins on the 7-year-old gelding, who has five career stakes victories on the dirt and earnings of $534,966. Heros Reward (6-1) is one of 20 Maryland-bred millionaires with $1,121,598 in the bank in 41 career starts. The son of Partner's Hero, who won the 2009 running of the Mister Diz and finished eighth in last year's edition, returns to action after a five-month absence. The gelding is an 11-time winner on the turf, including back-to-back scores in the Turf Sprint on Preakness weekend (2007-2008). Sheldon Russell rides Heros Reward for the first time for trainer Dale Capuano.
More horse racing: Pimlico officials announced Friday that the post time for Black-Eyed Susan Day on May 20 has moved from 12:15 p.m. to noon. … Uncle Mo headlines the $1 million Wood Memorial this afternoon at Aqueduct, one of three major Triple Crown prep races today. The undefeated Kentucky Derby favorite is the 1-5 morning-line choice and will face nine rivals, including two Maryland-based 3-year-olds. Toby's Corner, from Graham Motion's stable at the Fair Hill Training Center, is the 8-1 second choice. The son of Bellamy Road broke his maiden at Laurel Park in November and won an allowance race at Laurel in January before winning the Whirlaway Stakes a month later. Norman Asbjornson is from Chris Grove's Bowie Training Center barn. The son of 1998 Preakness winner Real Quiet is the fourth choice in the Wood, with morning-line odds of 15-1.
BCCC's Fraction selected to NJCAA All-America third team
Baltimore City Community College sophomore guard Micah Fraction (Montrose Christian) was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-America third team. In addition, Fraction was recognized as a member of the Maryland Junior College All-Conference First Team and NJCAA All-Region XX First Team. The 5-foot-10 point guard was second in the country in scoring at 25.1 points per game. He led the Panthers to a 20-11 record and a spot in the Region XX final of the NJCAA national tournament.
More BCCC: The top unsigned sophomores in the Maryland JUCO Conference will play in the MD JUCO All-Star Game on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the PE Center on the Liberty campus at Baltimore City Community College. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and admission is $5.
Golf: Baltimore Municipal Golf Corp. announced Friday the programs available in the 2011 Baltimore Golf Academy at its Classic Five Golf Courses. Participants are able to choose from six different programs ranging from one for beginners to one for intermediate-level players, as well as one-day clinics for golfers of all levels. Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses are Pine Ridge, Mount Pleasant, Forest Park, Clifton Park and Carroll Park. For more information or to enroll, go to classic5golf.com or contact the pro shop at the course of your choice.
College baseball: Clemson (17-12, 5-8 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored six runs in the first three innings to chase Maryland ace David Carroll in his shortest outing of the season as the Tigers cruised to a 12-3 win over the Terps (14-16, 2-11)..
Men's college track and field: Mount St. Mary's senior Tom FitzSimons finished in fifth place in the decathlon at the Texas Relays in Austin on Thursday, posting the fifth-highest score in the nation with 7,606 points. FitzSimons, who won the decathlon at both the Penn Relays and the IC4A Championships last year, topped his previous personal best of 7,198 points, set at the IC4A's at Princeton last season. His score puts him in excellent position to qualify for the NCAA championships. To advance, he needs to be one of the top 24 performers in the nation. Last year, 7,313 points was a qualifying score.
College swimming and diving: Towson senior Meredith Budner (Walter Johnson) was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Swimmer of the Year. Tigers freshman Kaitlin Burke (Loch Raven) was named CAA Rookie Swimmer of the Year.
— From Sun staff and news services