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What's Up with Local Sports? 5/20/2013

May 20, 2013 09:54PM ● By Anonymous

The Washington Nationals (23-21) had a so-so weekend, going 3-4 in their first two series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. In all three wins, the Nats scored six runs but in their four losses, they scored less than six. Next game: at San Francisco Giants, May 20, 10:15 p.m.
The Baltimore Orioles (23-20) have dropped five straight, getting swept by the San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. The O’s hope to turn their fortunes around against the rival Yankees. Next game: vs. New York Yankees, May 20, 7 p.m.
The Washington Capitals ended their season last Monday in heartbreaking fashion, losing 5-0 to the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the first round of the NHL Playoffs. Now looking ahead to the offseason, the roster is already starting to be shuffled. Winger Wojtek Wolski left the team, deciding to sign with Torpedo Nizhni Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. The big question that remains is whether they will retain unrestricted free agent Mike Ribeiro after not dealing him at the trade deadline.
The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (21-0) advanced to their fifth straight Final Four appearance with a 14-9 win over Duke on Saturday. Alex Aust led the Terps with five goals and two assists. Next game: vs. Syracuse, May 24, 7:30 p.m.
The Salisbury Seagulls (23-0) avenged their only loss of 2012, the Division III National Championship against Trinity, by topping the Bantams 12-5 in Owings Mills on Sunday to earn the 2013 Division III National Championship. Lauren Feusahrens led the Seagulls with five goals to help clinch the title.
The Chesapeake Bayhawks (3-1) lost their first game of the season in a 15-14 overtime contest against the Boston Cannons on the road. Attackman John Grant, Jr. led the Bayhawks with five goals and one assist. Next game: vs. Hamilton Nationals, June 1, 7:30 p.m.
Linebacker Rolando McClain, who had several run-ins with the law during his time in the NFL, including an arrest 10 days after signing with the Baltimore Ravens in April, announced Wednesday that he will retire from the NFL at the age of 23 to get his life back together.
D.C. United (1-8-2) battled Sporting KC to a 1-1 draw Sunday at R.F.K. Stadium, earning their first points in over two months. In other news, defender Robbie Russell retired from soccer last week to pursue his second dream of becoming a doctor. He is enrolling in Georgetown University’s Post-baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program. Next game: vs. Portland Timbers May 25, 7 p.m.
The Bowie Baysox (19-21) have won five of their last six games, including a three game sweep of the New Britain Rock Cats. First baseman Caleb Joseph leads the team with eight home runs and 33 RBIs. Next game: at Akron Aeros, May 20, 7:05 p.m.
The Military Bowl, played Dec. 27th, will be moving from R.F.K. Stadium to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The game reportedly averaged 27,000 fans per game and will adapt better to the quaint home of the Midshipmen, which houses 34,000. The game will pit an ACC team against a Conference USA team.