BALTIMORE – Sophomore Clark Reese tied the game with a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning and added a two-run triple in the 13th to help Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) defeat the Community College of Allegheny County-Boyce (Pa.), 5-2 in 13 innings in the NJCAA Region XX Division III championship on May 14.
The rain of the previous few days forced officials to move the game to Gallaudet University in Washington.
It did not bother the Eleanor Roosevelt alum, who did a little bit of everything in this game to lead the Owls to victory. He pitched and gave up two runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
But his big hit in the ninth tied the game and sent it into extra innings.
CCAC Boyce held a 2-0 lead in the ninth when right fielder Trey Newland doubled with one out before Jacob Willis walked. Center fielder Pedro Montero also walked before Reese tied the game with a two-run single.
In the 13th inning, infielder Justin Johnson singled while Willis got hit by a pitch. Montero came up to the plate with two outs and singled to score Johnson before Reese got his two-run triple.
PGCC missed out on a chance to advance to the Division III World Series when Rockingham Community College beat the Owls in two games on May 17, 7-1 and 6-4.
Maryland Men’s Lacrosse
The Maryland men’s lacrosse team appeared to be in good shape against Virginia in their NCAA quarterfinal round match-up on May 18.
The Terps scored five straight goals for a 12-7 lead in the fourth quarter. But the Cavaliers roared back and scored a 13-12 victory in overtime to end Maryland’s season.
The Terps finished 2019 with a 12-4 record. They are missing the NCAA semifinals for the first time in six years and only the second time in the past nine years.
Attacker Jared Bernhardt and midfielder Anthony DeMaio each scored four goals. Bernhardt ended the season with 51 goals overall.
The Maryland offense was clicking and took that 12-7 lead with 10 minutes left in the contest. However, the Cavaliers scored three goals in a minute during the period to cut the Terps’ lead down to one. Virginia’s Michael Kraus tied ithe game with 1:14 left on a play where there were questions about if the ball entered the goal.
Virginia only needed just 45 seconds of overtime to win it on a Matt Moore goal and move to the Final Four.
“As a coach, those are always things you reflect back on,” Maryland Head Coach John Tillman said after the game. “Our kids did everything they needed to do. I need to do a better job in that moment, and managing some of the things of the game.”
Bowie State Track & Field
Bowie State’s men finished in fourth place while the women took sixth at the CIAA Track and Field Championship meet held recently at Bowie State.
For the men, Davon Carroll won the 100-meter dash in a time of 10.51 seconds while teammate Stedman Cook was fifth. Carroll also finished second in the 200-meter race while Cook was seventh.
Isaiah Coe and Derrick Corley took sixth and seventh in the long jump, respectively. Coe also won the high jump (1.99 meters) with teammate Kenny Fuentez getting second in the shot put and the discus. Coe did even more, taking fourth in the triple jump.
Bowie State’s men’s 4×100-meter relay finished third as did the Bulldogs’ 1,600 relay.
For the women, freshman Soljala Jones took third in the long jump and high jump while junior De’Sha Manago did the same in the shot put.
Sophomore Telicia Farmer took seventh in the 3,000-meter while the women’s 400-meter relay team ended eighth overall. The relay team finished sixth in 1,600-meter relay.