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What's Up with Local Sports? 5/28/2013

May 28, 2013 09:00PM ● By Anonymous

The Washington Nationals (26-25) and Baltimore Orioles (28-23) kicked off the Battle of the Beltways yesterday at Nationals Park, with the O’s besting the Nats 6-2. The teams face off one more time at Nats Park tonight with Washington’s 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year Nathan Karns making his MLB debut against Orioles stud pitcher Kevin Gausman, the fourth overall selection in the 2012 MLB Draft who made his debut last week against the Toronto Blue Jays. The battle will commence at Camden Yards on Wednesday and Thursday. Next three games: Baltimore Orioles at Washington Nationals, May 28, 7:05 p.m, Nationals at Orioles, May 29 and 30, 7:05 p.m.
The No. 1 Maryland women's lacrosse team (22-1) suffered a heartbreaking loss Saturday night, falling to North Carolina 13-12 in triple overtime of the National Championship game. The previously undefeated Terps were seeking their 11th national title while the Tar Heels captured their first. South River High School graduate Brooke Griffin scored five points for the Terps.
The Washington Wizards went in to the NBA Draft Lottery drawing last Tuesday with the eighth best odds of earning the No. 1 pick in the draft. They didn’t get the top pick but lucked out and received the third overall selection, the same spot that they were able to snag Bradley Beal at last year. Early mock drafts have the Wizards selecting a local favorite, Georgetown sophomore Otto Porter, Jr. In other news, director of player personnel Pat Connelly was hired by the Phoenix Suns to work in an unspecified role in their scouting department.
The Washington Mystics (1-0) made their season debut with a 95-90 win in Tulsa against Skylar Diggins and the Shock. Ivory Latta led the Mystics with 27 points against her former team. Former Maryland Terrapin Crystal Langhorne led the team with nine rebounds. Next game: vs. Atlanta Dream, June 2, 4 p.m.
D.C. United (1-9-2) dropped their ninth game of the season 2-0 to the Portland Timbers at R.F.K. Stadium on Saturday. Before they resume MLS play, the black and red will face off against its USL PRO affiliate Richmond Kickers in a U.S. Open Cup match. Next game: at Chicago Fire, June 2, 5 p.m.
After winning four straight games, the Bowie Baysox (23-25) have dropped four of their last five games. First baseman Caleb Joseph increased his team-lead in home runs and RBIs to 11 and 39, respectively. Last week, the Baysox went lost two pitchers. The contract of Kevin Gausman was selected by the Baltimore Orioles so he could make his debut against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Meanwhile Dan Klein retired. Next game: vs. Reading Phillies, May 28, 7:05 p.m.