Jockey Caitlyn Stoddard, a native of Baltimore, won the first race of her career Friday aboard the 87-1 long shot Im Charming in Pimlico Race Course's sixth race. Im Charming, making the 15th start of his career in Friday's $25,000 maiden claimer for trainer Bobby Plummer, returned $177.60. "It's quite a day," said Stoddard, who described herself as "homegrown ... crab cakes, Ravens and Orioles." "Bobby Plummer did me a huge favor putting me on this horse, and I feel like I had 300 people tapping me on the shoulder all day," the 10-pound-allowance apprentice said. Stoddard, who has had family work at Laurel Park, grew up around horses her entire life, working for Jack Fisher before taking a job with trainer Tim Keefe. "I've just been learning a hell of a lot from people like Jack and Tim, and my agent, Tim Walsh, has been incredible."
NCAA final four tickets on sale in men's lacrosse
Tickets for the NCAA men's lacrosse final four in Philadelphia are on sale now at ncaa.com/tickets/lacrosse-men/d1. The semifinals will be May 23, with the final May 25, Memorial Day. The field for the 18-team tournament will be announced Sunday night. Duke has won the past two championships, including the 2013 title game played in Philadelphia.
More men's lacrosse: The North Coast Athletic Conference named Ohio Wesleyan's Mike Plantholt (Loyola Blakefield) Coach of the Year.
Lacrosse benefit: Shootout for Soldiers, a Baltimore-based initiative revolving around a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded members of the military, has announced a partnership with Under Armour as the charitable event's official apparel supplier. The news comes after Shootout for Soldiers — started by a group of high school students attending Boys' Latin — announced it is expanding to five cities this summer. The group will organize games in Baltimore on June 17 and 18; in Boston on June 26 and 27; in Columbus, Ohio, on July 10 and 11; on Long Island, N.Y., on July 16 and 17; and in Dana Point, Calif., on July 31 and Aug. 1.
NBA: The Washington Wizards might have reserve guard Garrett Temple back for the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks or New Jersey Nets. Temple, who has been sidelined since March 9 with a right hamstring injury, returned to full practice Wednesday.
—Brandon Parker, The Washington Post
Golf: Brad Miller of Timonium shot a 2-under-par 70 after two 65s and leads the eGolf Tour's Forest Oaks Classic at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., by one shot at 16-under 200.
Men's college golf: Loyola Maryland sophomore Matt Oshrine (Pikesville) was named Patriot League Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
College softball: Senior catcher Shannon Bustillos broke Maryland's career home run record with a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning, but the Terps (26-25, 8-13 Big Ten) lost ,4-3, at Michigan State (18-35, 3-18). Bustillos has 28 homers, including 10 this season. Bustillos is tied with Lindsay Klein (2004-2007) atop the program's career RBI list with 148.
College baseball: Host Towson (14-30-2, 7-12 Colonial Athletic Association) hit a pair of home runs — by Chris Henze and Richie Blosser — and scored in double digits for the second straight game in earning a 13-7 victory over Northeastern (20-23, 10-6).
High schools: Former Oriole Al Bumbry will be the special guest at a Saint Frances Academy wine tasting fundraiser Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Marbury Building, 6225 Smith Ave. in Mount Washington.