Cal Ripken World Series
Ky., Md. among teams in elimination round
Lexington, Ky., held off a late surge from Raleigh, N.C., and won, 3-1, on Wednesday to advance to Friday's elimination round at the Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series in Aberdeen. The National Division win gave Lexington a 3-1 record in pool play and a berth in the next round. Raleigh, which had the tying runs in scoring position in the sixth inning, finished at 2-2. Winning pitcher Austin Dick went the distance, striking out five, walking three and scattering five hits. Clifton Park, N.Y. (3-1), qualified for the semifinals with an 11-1 drubbing of Waite Park, Minn. (2-2). Payton Johnson's three-run homer capped a four-run first inning. Tri-Counties, Texas, lost its bid to win the American Pool, falling, 4-2, to Oahu, Hawaii (4-0), and slipping out of Friday's semifinals. Texas' loss was Charles County's gain, as the Maryland state champion grabbed the second seed behind Oahu. Kennewick, Wash. (1-3) finished with a 7-4 win over Hudson, N.H. (1-3). Japan (5-0) used a two-run, opposite-field homer to left by Taisei Takeoka to earn a 2-1 victory against Mexico (4-1) and earn the top seed in the International Division. Takeoka was the winning pitcher in relief, throwing 32/3 scoreless innings. Martin Madrid, the second batter in Mexico's lineup, homered off the foul pole in left in the first inning and didn't allow a baserunner through 41/3 innings. The Dominican Republic (3-2) assured itself of the No. 3 seed in the International semifinals with a 14-2, four-inning rout of Canada (0-5). Korea (2-3) earned a spot in the elimination round with a 7-0 victory over Australia (1-4). For more details and updates, go to exploreharford.com.
—Randy McRoberts and Dewey Fox, The Aegis
Suns raise more than $6,000 on Nick Adenhart Night
The Hagerstown Suns announced that more than $6,000 was raised on Nick Adenhart Night at Municipal Stadium on Tuesday. The proceeds from the silent auction and a portion of ticket sales will go to the Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund. Adenhart, who grew up in Hagerstown, was killed in 2009 in an automobile accident shortly after being called up to pitch for the Los Angeles Angels. The fund supports nonprofit youth baseball organizations.
Swimming: Austin Surhoff of Cockeysville finished sixth in the men's 200-meter medley at the World University Games in Shenzen, China. Hungary's Laszlo Cseh won gold in 1 minute, 57.86 seconds. Surhoff finished in 2:01.04.
Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers signed 6-foot-1 Mike McKenzie, a former Meade High and Anne Arundel Community College player; 6-4 Briane Rock, a two-time All-Air Force team member; and 6-3 Terry Daniel of Cincinnati's Hughes Center High School.
Baseball: Sean Forman, founder of Baseball-Reference.com, will speak at the 150th consecutive monthly meeting of "Talkin' Baseball," Sept.10 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. For information, call 410-740-1145.
Youth baseball: The U-14 Gambrills Outlaws Travel team will hold tryouts for its fall/spring team the last two weeks of August. The Outlaws will play in the Baltimore Metro league and participate in five to six tournaments. Call Jeff Cheatwood at 443-474-5384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheerleading: Tryouts for open spots on Maryland Marlins All-Stars will be held from 6p.m. to 7 p.m. next Wednesday. For information, call 410-796-2244, email email@example.com or go to marylandmarlins.com.
Men's college soccer: UMBC was picked in the America East preseason coaches poll to finish second behind Boston University. … Mount St. Mary's was picked in the Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll to finish fifth.
College tennis: Washington College named Adam Cranford, a 2011 alumnus, Lauren Donnelly and Conrad Olson assistant coaches.
College baseball: Frostburg State graduate assistant Anthony Williams was named coach of Pittsburgh-Greensburg.
Women's college rowing: Washington College named Allison Murphy an assistant coach.
College water polo: Navy is No. 15 in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's preseason poll.
College multimedia: Loyola will offer free video of most home events for the 2011-12 season beginning with Monday night's women's soccer game against Maryland. Go to LoyolaGreyhounds.com.
—From Sun staff and news services
NHL PRESEASON GAME
Sept. 20, 7p.m.
Details: At WashingtonCaps.com and 1st MarinerArena.com