Berlin Little Leaguers drop first game in Bristol, now 2-1

Little League baseball

Berlin All-Stars drop first game in Bristol, now 2-1

The Berlin All-Stars came into their third game Monday morning at the Little League World Series Mid-Atlantic Region tournament with a 2-0 record and in the apparent driver's seat. Meanwhile, Capitol City from Washington came in 0-2, needing to win to avoid elimination from pool play. And though a late comeback had Berlin within one run of victory, the team suffered its first loss of the tournament, 11-10. The teams combined for 20 hits in the game, including seven extra-base hits. However, by the end of the third inning, D.C. led, 10-3, and it was not enough for Maryland to overcome. Berlin starter Billy Wheatley lasted just two innings on the mound, allowing six hits and seven runs before being pulled before the third inning. Berlin would rally with two outs in the fourth, with a two-run single by Matt Kinsey, a two-run triple by Wes Powell and a passed ball that then scored Powell. Berlin would again rally in the sixth with two outs on a Jack Rosenberg two-run triple by Jack Rosenberg. But Rosenberg tried to score on the play and was thrown out at home plate, ending the game. Capitol City's Robert Reynolds racked up four RBIs on four hits, with a homer in the second inning and singles in the first, third and sixth. Next for Berlin is a matchup against undefeated Lionville (Pa.) at 10 a.m. today. With a win, Berlin will advance to Friday's semifinals.

Men's basketball

Streetball Classic tour stops at Towson on Saturday

The Ball Up "Search for the Next" Streetball Classic tour will stop at Towson's Tiger Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m., pitting some of the area's best street basketball players against the Ball Up All-Stars. Two players from the Baltimore region will be selected as Most Valuable Players of the game and will have the opportunity to win a professional contract. Sebastian Telfair and Sam Cassell (Dunbar) will serve as guest coaches. Tickets can be purchased at

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Calvert Hall's Caringi named PDL's best U-21 player

UMBC rising senior Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) won the Premier Development League's Young (under-21) Player of the Year Award, the soccer league has announced. Having already received Player of the Week honors twice during the season, Caringi also was one of three finalists for the Most Valuable Player Award. In addition, he was selected to the PDL All-League team as well as the All-Eastern Conference team. Playing for the hometown Baltimore Bohemians, Caringi led the squad to a second-place finish in the Mid-Atlantic Division, recording 16 goals and five assists for a total of 37 points in just 12 games. Caringi and the Retrievers open their season at home against Seattle on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

Men's college basketball: Kevin Noon has been tabbed as UMBC's director of basketball operations. Brian Johnson, who served the team in that capacity last season, will now be an assistant coach on Thomas' staff. Noon arrives from Miami, where he served as a graduate assistant for Jim Larranaga's squad that captured both the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and conference tournament championships. Noon was responsible for assisting in opponent scouting, video operations, individual player workouts and statistical analysis. Noon played collegiately at Rider, where he walked on as a senior after acting as a team manager for three seasons. Following his senior year in which he posted the highest GPA in the MAAC, Noon was awarded the Richard H. Bubacz Award for leadership, sportsmanship and scholarship. He graduated from Rider in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in English writing.

Women's college lacrosse: Three players with Baltimore-area ties have joined Richmond's 2013-14 roster. Attacker Emily Castle was a four-year letter-winner and starter at Annapolis, finishing as the team's leading scorer all four years. A three-year starter and letter-winner at Mount Hebron, attacker Haley Sutton led the squad in goals her senior season and was named to the 2012 All-County first team. They are joined by defender Devani Smith, a four-year starter at Broadneck and captain of the squad her senior season. She was selected to the All-Anne Arundel County second team as a junior.

Capitals: Single-game tickets for the 2013-14 season go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased on the phone at (202) 397-SEAT, on the web at, at the door at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at all local Ticketmaster outlets, including the Verizon Center box office. In addition, through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31, the Capitals will pay all convenience fees for individual tickets purchased, excluding processing and delivery fees. Verizon Center has been sold out for 181 consecutive Capitals games, including playoffs. The first home game of the season is set for Thursday, Oct. 3, against the Calgary Flames. For more information, contact (202) 266-CAPS, or visit

Baseball: Aviva Kempner, the writer, director and producer of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," will speak at a meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. For more information, call (410) 740-1145.

Flag football: The BullDog Flag Football League, which is sanctioned and certified by the United States Flag & Touch League, will hold its 23rd season this fall. For information, go to

Minor league basketball: The Bay Area Shuckers of the American Professional Basketball League will hold an open tryout Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Leadership Through Athletics, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne. Registration and check-in starts at 12:30 p.m. The registration fee is $40. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. Players may preregister for $30 through Aug. 14 at

Women's football: The Baltimore Charm (3-1) of the Legends Football League defeated the host Omaha Heart, 12-6, on Saturday to finish No. 1 in the Northeastern Division and the Eastern Conference. The Charm will receive a bye to the Eastern Conference championship game in Los Angeles on Aug. 24. This is the first playoff appearance for the Charm, who are coached by former Washington Redskins wide receiver Gary Clark. The Charm will take on either the Philadelphia Passion or Atlanta Steam.

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