Digest: Orioles minor league manager Orlando Gomez retires
Nov 30, 2016 | 3:00 AM
After 52 years in professional baseball and 12 in the Orioles organization, Orlando Gomez is retiring.
Gomez, 70, managed the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Orioles in 2016 and also has managed the High-A Frederick Keys, the Low-A Delmarva Shorebirds and Rookie-level Bluefield Orioles. He had 278 wins as Keys manager, a franchise record.
Gomez was a minor league catcher for 13 years in the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics systems, then spent 39 years as a manager, coach and scout, including major league coaching stints with the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays.
His son-in-law Jose Hernandez is the field coach for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides in the Orioles organization.
“They kind of punched us in the mouth in the first half and we didn't react very well to it, and we let our offense affect our defense in the first half,” said Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. (Kevin Richardson)
Maryland men's college basketball: Junior point guard Melo Trimble was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week with Purdue's Caleb Swanigan. Trimble tied his career high with 31 points in helping the Terps rally past Richmond, 88-82, in overtime in a Barclays Center Classic semifinal Friday night, then hit the game-winning layup in a 69-68 victory over Kansas State in the championship game Saturday night. He averaged 24.5 points in the two games in Brooklyn, N.Y., making 16 of 31 shots from the field. Trimble also scored 21 points earlier in the week in a 14-point win over Stony Brook.
More men's college basketball: Morgan State junior forward Phillip Carr was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. ... Towson freshman forward J.J. Matthews will redshirt the 2016-17 season, coach Pat Skerry announced.
Women's college basketball: Sarita Condie scored a game-high 18 points to lead visiting Navy (4-3) to a 64-46 victory over Air Force (1-5). Laurel Jaunich, Justice Swett and Molly Sanders each scored 10 points for the Mids. ... Moengaroa Subritzky and Tori Morris each scored 14 points to lead host UMES (3-2) to a 60-53 victory over UNC Greensboro (4-3). The Hawks finished with a 15-8 run in the fourth quarter.
College football: After returning a punt for a touchdown for the first time at any level of his career in Saturday's 31-13 victory over Rutgers in College Park, Maryland, senior Teldrick Morgan (Meade) was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. ... Maryland junior linebackers Jermaine Carter Jr. and Shane Cockerille (Gilman) were named to the All-Big Ten honorable mention in media voting.
Men's college soccer: Maryland senior defender Alex Crognale and sophomore forward Gordon Wild were named among 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy, based on voting by NCAA Division I coaches. The award honors the best player in Division I. ... Anne Arundel Community College sophomore midfielder Robert Masters (Old Mill) was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America second team.
Men's college hockey: Michigan State freshman defenseman Jerad Rosburg of Clarksville, who scored two goals and added an assist in a win over No. 5 North Dakota, was named Big Ten First Star of the Week.
Women's college golf:Chelsea Danel, a 2014 Messiah graduate, was named coach at Hood.
Soccer: The Craig Willinger Fund selected James Sebastian Prawdzik, 16, of Queens, N.Y., as its 12th honoree. Sebastian and his mother will travel to see Arsenal play West Bromwich Albion in an English Premier League match in London on Dec. 26. Sebastian, a soccer player and Arsenal fan, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a rare and serious condition in which the body stops producing enough new blood cells. He received a bone marrow transplant in the summer of 2015 and battled complications that required he return as an inpatient for an additional four months. Asked how this ordeal has shaped his life, he shared, "I don't take anything for granted anymore." Sebastian is the CWFund's first honoree with a critical illness other than cancer. The Craig Willinger Fund seeks to improve the lives of children and young adults stricken with cancer and other critical illnesses by providing opportunities to experience soccer domestically and abroad.
Youth baseball: Len Story of the Alaska Quakes 12U was named Ripken Baseball Youth Coach of the Year. He will receive the award at the Major League Baseball winter meetings Tuesday in Washington.
When he was growing up, Maryland defensive end A.J. Francis idolized The Rock, Charles Barkley and Reggie White, and he possesses elements of each — the girth, the candor, the ability to menace a quarterback.
NFL: The Washington Redskins promoted defensive lineman A.J. Francis(Maryland) to the active roster and waived long snapper Rick Lovato. The roster move would suggest that Nick Sundburg, who has missed the past two games with a back injury, is healthy enough to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
Varsity boys basketball: Connor Anthony scored 14 points to lead host Archbishop Spalding (2-1) to a 54-38 victory over Archbishop Curley (0-1). ... Isaiah Burnett scored a game-high 23 points, but host Glenelg Country (1-1, 0-1 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference) fell, 48-45, to McDonogh (4-1, 1-0).