Digest: Maryland takes second straight from No. 18 Michigan in baseball

Madison Nickens' eighth-inning sacrifice fly drove in Nick Dunn with the winning run as host Maryland earned a 5-4 victory over No. 18 Michigan in Big Ten baseball Saturday night.

The Terps (15-7, 2-0) improved to 10-0 at home and has won 14 of its past 16 games.


Maryland tied the game at 4 in the sixth inning on Will Watson's solo home run. In the eighth, Dunn singled to shortstop and moved to third on a single by Watson before Nickens' fly to right field brought him home.

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Terps starting pitcher Taylor Bloom of Severna Park allowed three runs in five innings before turning the game over to Ryan Hill, who went two scoreless innings. Andrew Miller earned the first win of his career with a spotless eighth, and Ryan Selmer picked up his third save with a scoreless ninth.


Maryland opened its Big Ten season Friday night by beating the Wolverines, 7-2, behind 10 strikeouts over eight innings by Brian Shaffer (North Harford).

This Monday in College Park was historic. Not necessarily the result of the match — the Maryland team, a national semifinalist a year ago, had defeated Rutgers, 2-0. But the hour-plus of season-opening game play, of scheming and button-mashing, was broadcast on BTN2Go, the digital extension of the Big Ten Network. Conference play had come to esports.

College esports: The Big Ten Network will air the first live esports match in network history when Maryland takes on Illinois in the BTN League of Legends Championship on Monday, at 6 p.m. at the NA LCS Battle Theater in Los Angeles. The match also can be seen on BTN2Go. Monday's winner will compete in the League of Legends College Championship, which features the eight best college teams from across the continent. Maryland went 4-1 in the East and advanced by beating Ohio State, which stunned top-seeded and unbeaten Michigan in the division semifinal. League of Legends is a fast-paced, team-oriented (5-v-5) online game of skill and strategy with more than 100 million monthly active players worldwide.

Men's college basketball: The Eastern College Athletic Conference named Morgan State junior forward Phillip Carr and junior guard Tiwian Kendley to the Division I All-Star second team.

More college basketball: Baltimore City Community College will host the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference all-star games Tuesday, at the BCCC Liberty Campus Athletic Center at 2901 Liberty Heights Ave. The women's game will start at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game at 8 p.m. The games are for unsigned/uncommitted sophomores. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $8.

College softball: Hood junior Kayli Paugh (Howard) was named the Fastpitch News NCAA Division III Pitcher of the Week.

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Men's college lacrosse: Stevenson senior midfielder Kyle D'Onofrio (Fallston) was named Eastern College Athletic Conference South Region Offensive Player of the Week.

Top-ranked Maryland improved to 9-0 with a 16-11 win over host James Madison

Women's college lacrosse: Kylie Ohlmiller had a hat trick to lead No. 9 Stony Brook (7-1) to a 9-7 victory over No. 10 Southern California (6-3) on Friday night. ... Current Maryland attacker Megan Whittle (McDonogh) and former Terps midfielders Camilla Hayes (Class of 2013) and Laura Merrifield ('11) were selected to England's 18-player roster for the Federation of International Lacrosse Women's World Cup on July 12-22 in Guildford, England. ... Salisbury (5-2) remained at No. 10 in the most recent Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III poll and moved from No. 15 to No. 14 in the US Lacrosse Magazine poll.

Men's college track and field: Frostburg State senior thrower J.R. Lowery was named Capital Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week.

Women's college bowling: Bowie State junior Sierra Davis and sophomore Diamond Carter were named to the All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association first team.

Women's college track and field: Salisbury junior distance runner Alison Schwartz (Dulaney) was named CAC Track Athlete of the Week. Frostburg State junior thrower Zoe Harris was named Field Athlete of the Week. ... Johns Hopkins was picked in the Centennial Conference preseason poll to finish first. McDaniel was picked for ninth.

Men's college tennis: Salisbury freshman Patrick MacLean (Mount Saint Joseph) was named CAC Player of the Week.

Baseball: The Seattle Mariners optioned former Orioles left-hander pitcher Ariel Miranda to Triple-A Tacoma. Miranda was acquired July 31 for left-hander Wade Miley and won four consecutive starts from Sept. 2 to Sept. 18. He finished 5-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 11 games, 10 of them starts.


NHL: The Washington Capitals recalled forward Paul Carey from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League on Friday.

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