Digest: Lynch, trio of trainers claim Preakness meet titles at Pimlico

Jockey Feargal Lynch clinched individual honors Monday on a Memorial Day holiday program to close the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course.

Jockey Feargal Lynch and trainers Kieron Magee, Jerry Robb and Mary Eppler clinched individual honors on a Memorial Day holiday program to close the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course. Lynch, 39, entered the nine-race program with nine wins, three more than Horacio Karamanos and Rosario Montanez and four better than Laurel Park winter-spring meet titlist Jorge Vargas Jr., the only riders within reach. A native of Northern Ireland, Lynch sealed his second straight Pimlico meet crown when Vargas finished second in Monday's opener. It is the second career riding title since coming to Maryland in the spring of 2016 for Lynch, splitting top honors with Karamanos and Kevin Gomez last year. Montanez won the second race on Be Humble ($23.80) and Karamanos took the eighth aboard Munificent ($7.80) to share second place with seven wins. Julian Pimentel , who won the seventh with Questionoftheday ($6.60) was third with six wins. Based at Pimlico, Magee entered Monday's card with five wins, one more than Robb, Eppler and Jamie Ness, who all had starters on the program. Magee, who owns or shares five meet titles at Laurel, finished second with both his starters Monday, Crystal Pier in the fourth race and Expect Indy in the fifth. Robb had one win from three starters, Lippi Lorenzo ($7.20) in the opener to earn his first Pimlico title and fourth overall. Eppler, also based at Pimlico, won with her only starter Monday, Munificent ($7.80) in the eighth race. Jamie Ness, Hugh McMahon and Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen each tied for second with four wins apiece. Racing moves to Laurel Park for the 40-day summer meet starting Friday.

More: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify has galloped at Churchill Downs in front of trainer Bob Baffert as the Triple Crown hopeful trains for the Belmont Stakes . Baffert arrived from Southern California to watch Justify gallop 11/2 miles Monday. The trainer says the 3-year-old colt could breeze today. Baffert says everything is going smoothly with Justify's training for the June 9 Belmont and the colt is holding his weight despite his condensed racing schedule this spring. Other possible Belmont contenders are training at Churchill, including Restoring Hope, which could be Baffert's other entry.


Varsity girls basketball

St. Frances' Reese among finalists for U.S. U-17 World Cup team


St. Frances sophomore Angel Reese was named one of 18 finalists Monday for a dozen spots on the USA Basketball Women's Under-17 World Cup team. She will remain in Colorado Springs, Colo., to continue trying out through Wednesday. The final 12 should be announced Wednesday or Thursday. While 158 players tried out from Thursday through Monday at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Reese was one of just 34 who were invited. The others applied for inclusion. Should Reese make the team, she would return to the Olympic Training Center on July 4-20. The U.S. team then heads to Minsk, Belarus, to compete in the FIBA U17 Women's Basketball World Cup on July 21-29. Reese, 6 feet 3, is a two-time first-team All-Metro selection. She averaged 17.6 points and 12.1 rebounds and had 20 double doubles this past winter for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champions.

— Katherine Dunn

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CCBC Essex's NJCAA DII World Series run ends

The CCBC Essex baseball team fell, 13-8, to Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC in an elimination game at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series in Enid, Okla. Sophomore second baseman Julio Creazzola and sophomore first baseman Luke Schaffer (John Carroll) each drove in two runs for the No. 10 seed Knights, who scored four runs in the fifth inning and three in the sixth to pull within 8-7 before the Fighting Artichokes pulled away. Essex ended its season with a 30-26 record, a Region XX Division II title, a Northeast District championship and their first NJCAA DII World Series appearance since 1992.

Tennis: Frances Tiafoe of Riverdale in Prince George's County fell, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (8), to No. 12 seed Sam Querrey in the first round of the French Open . Tiafoe, 20, a product of the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, entered the match ranked a career-high No. 57. Denis Kudla of Ukraine, who like Tiafoe trained at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, lost, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, to Damir Džumhur on Sunday.

Women's college lacrosse: Liza Barr scored five goals to help Gettysburg (21-2) secure an 11-9 victory over Middlebury (20-3) in Salem, Va., for its second straight NCAA Division III national championship. Bailey Pilder made 12 saves for the Bullets, who defeated Salisbury in the semifinals.