Sophomore right-handed pitcher Mike Shawaryn earned his 21st career victory to break the Maryland's all-time record as the No. 20 Terps topped Purdue, 12-3, in Game 1 of a doubleheader Friday night at Alexander Field in West Lafayette, Ind. The Carneys Point, N.J., native struck out 10 over seven innings and did not walk a batter. Shawaryn, the reigning National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Pitcher of the Week, was dominant over his seven innings. He retired the first six batters of the game and allowed just four hits. He has not given up a run in his past 20 innings. Shawaryn's 21 wins are the most for any sophomore in the country. He has struck out 92 batters, most in the Big Ten. Junior Kevin Martir finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs. Freshman Kevin Smith added three runs. Junior Jose Cuas had two hits and two RBIs. Maryland won the second game, 7-3, to improve to 29-13 overall and 10-4 in the Big Ten; Purdue is 13-30 and 1-13.
More college baseball: Visiting Towson (11-28-2, 5-11 Colonial Athletic Association) lost, 9-3, to James Madison (12-24, 3-13) despite two doubles and two RBIs by Chris Henze.
Men's college lacrosse: The criminal case against Maryland starting attackman Matt Rambo related to his involvement in an Oct. 22 incident in College Park has been closed. According to online records, Rambo, 20, received probation before judgment on a single count of second-degree assault. Probation before judgment allows a defendant's record to eventually be cleared if he meets all conditions. He was acquitted of a charge of malicious destruction of property. First-degree assault charges against Rambo and student assistant coach Brian Cooper were dismissed in November. Rambo, a sophomore, leads the team in goals with 28 and points with 40.
For more of Edward Lee's blog post on Rambo, go to baltimoresun.com/lacrosseinsider.
Men's college basketball: Jaquan Smith (Edmondson), a 6-foot-8, 235-pound power forward from Northern Oklahoma College, committed last weekend to Stephen F. Austin.
For Matt Bracken's blog post on Smith, go to baltimoresun.com/varsityletters.
Retired jockey Napravnik to get award at Alibi Breakfast
Former jockey Rosie Napravnik will receive the Special Award of Merit at the Alibi Breakfast on May 14 at Pimlico Race Course for her positive impact on the horse racing industry. Napravnik, who won her first race at Pimlico in 2005, is the first woman to win the Kentucky Oaks, the first to win two Breeders' Cup races and the first to ride in all three Triple Crown races. After winning the 2014 Breeders' Cup Distaff, she announced that she is expecting her first child and was retiring from riding.
NFL: The Ravens are $10.673 million under the NFL salary-cap limit of $143.28 million after their four-year, $48 million contract extension for cornerback Jimmy Smith. Smith has a $3.6 million salary cap figure for 2015 instead of his original $6.898 million fifth-year option. The contract averages $10.275 million per year with $21 million guaranteed and a $13 million signing bonus.
For more of Aaron Wilson's blog post on the Ravens' salary cap, go to baltimoresun.com/ravensinsider.
Gymnastics: USA Gymnastics named Rhonda Faehn senior vice president of the women's program. Faehn, who recently led the Florida women to their third straight NCAA championship, was an assistant coach at Maryland in 1997 and 1998.
Canoeing: Elliot Bertrand of Poolesville finished 23rd overall in the C1 men's U23 heats at the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior & U23 World Championships in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. Jordan Sherman of Rockville was 30th overall in the K1M juniors.