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Baltimore-area sports news: Johns Hopkins baseball eliminated from DIII series; Billy Hurley qualifies for U.S. Open

Johns Hopkins baseball was eliminated from the Division III College World Series early Monday morning as they fell for the second time in two days to Birmingham-Southern, 15-4.

Earlier in the day, the team had beaten Babson for the second time in the series.


Hopkins ends its season with a 37-13 record, the sixth-highest number of wins in the school’s history. Hopkins also finished with 83 home runs, leading the nation.

Men’s college basketball: Taj Finger, a former Stanford University post player who has coached in the NBA G-League, has joined the Loyola Maryland men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, the Greyhounds’ head coach, Tavaras Hardy, announced.


Finger has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Blue, the G-League team of the NBA’s Thunder. He also spent a season as a graduate assistant coach at Georgia Tech, following a post-collegiate career in which he played five seasons in Europe and Asia.

College football: The College Football Hall of Fame FBS ballot includes E.J. Henderson (Maryland, Aberdeen), Eddie Hurt, Ray Lewis, Matt Cavanaugh. Sean Landeta (Towson State, Loch Raven) and Steve McNair are among the divisional nominees.

After graduating from Stanford with a Bachelor of Arts in communication with a focus in marketing and media studies, Finger played five professional seasons in Norway, Germany and Japan.

Men’s college lacrosse: Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse will board a flight Monday night bound for Europe where the Greyhounds will spend the next week touring Portugal.

Loyola will spend the first part of the trip in the capital city of Lisbon before heading south on the Iberian Peninsula to The Algarve region where it will play a pair of games against Lacrosse The Pond English Premier Select Team. Loyola also will play the English national team during the trip.

Women’s college lacrosse: Millersville native Amy Altig (Archbishop Spalding) was named coach at Delaware. Altig comes to Newark following nine seasons at Penn State, where she spent time as an assistant coach and most recently as the program’s associate head coach.

Golf: Naval Academy graduate Billy Hurley III shot a 36-hole total of 3 under to finish in a tie for first at U.S. Open sectional qualifying at Woodmont Country Club, earning a berth to the tournament at Pebble Beach next week.

Minor league baseball: Alex Wells of the Bowie Baysox has been selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period ending on June 2.


Wells started two games for the Baysox last week and went 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 0.61 ERA.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound left-hander made his first appearance of the week in the series finale at Erie Monday afternoon. Despite taking a no-decision, Wells held the SeaWolves scoreless over seven innings, scattering five hits and striking out six batters in his third start.

Women’s college bowling: Coppin State signed Raja Anderson and Sydney Tyler to compete for the Eagles during the 2019-20 season.

Horse racing: More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course on Sunday, June 2 to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Since 2012, the TAA has granted more than $13.8 million to accredited aftercare organizations, and more than 7,800 Thoroughbreds have been retrained, retired or given homes by accredited organizations.

-- From Sun staff and news services