Sports Digest: Adirondack pulls away to overcome Mariners
Shane Conacher scored the tie-breaking aim 3 minutes into the third period, and Peter MacArthur and Jake Linhart introduced insurance goals because the Adirondack Thunder clinched a playoff berth with a 7-5 ECHL victory over the Maine Mariners on Sunday in Portland.
Maine fell to a few points behind Brampton, which completed a street sweep in Worcester, inside the race for the North Division’s very last playoff starting. With four video games remaining inside the regular season, the Mariners still have a game in hand on the Beast, as well as the Manchester Monarchs, who also are beforehand of the Mariners using three points.
The Mariners tied the rating at 4-4 with overdue second-length dreams from Taylor Cammarata and Nick Master.
The Mariners received reinforcements earlier than Sunday’s recreation, with Greg Chase coming back from loan to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), and defenseman Josh Wesley being assigned to Maine for the game.
BASEBALL: Stony Brook (14-8, 6-0 America East) pitcher Bret Clarke outdueled Cody Laweryson of Maine (2-21, 1-four) and the Seawolves received 2-zero in Stony Brook, New York.
Laweryson, who took a perfect recreation into the 7th, had confronted the minimum of 21 batters getting into the eighth. However, he gave up runs on four hits before leaving with outs inside the inning. Laweryson struck out nine. Clarke allowed three hits over eight innings.
Jake Roper doubled twice to account for two of the four Maine hits.
SOFTBALL: Casey Harding covered a three-run homer to cap a four-run second inning and start UMass-Lowell (14-12, 3-0 America East) on its manner to an eight-zero win over Maine (eight-17, 0-three) in Lowell, Massachusetts.
The Black Bears controlled two hits – singles by Laurine German and Kelby Drews – towards pitcher Lovina Capria.
MIAMI OPEN: Roger Federer became the primary player with two tournament titles this 12 months when he received his one hundred, and the first profession identifies by way of beating defending champion John Isner, 6-1, 6-4, in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Federer neutralized Isner’s massive serve and received 32 of 35 factors on his serve. The 6-foot-10 Isner scrambled so desperately to stay in rallies that he hurt his left foot and limped severely through the final few points.
Federer turned into the Dubai champion on March 2 and was runner-up at Indian Wells two weeks in the past. He’s 18-2 this year, which stamps him as a severe risk of Grand Slams later this yr, even at age 37.
PGA: Graeme McDowell gained the Corrales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for his first PGA Tour identify when you consider that 2016, final with a three-underneath sixty-nine for a one-stroke victory over Chris Stroud and Mackenzie Hughes.
McDowell took the lead from Stroud with a 7-foot birdie putt at the par-three seventeenth and closed with a bogey – lagging a 30-foot par putt to inches – on the par-4 18th. Stroud bogeyed the final holes in a sixty-nine. Hughes also closed with a bogey for a sixty-six.
McDowell finished at 18-beneath 270, rebounding from a gap seventy-three with consecutive 64s to take a one-stroke lead over Stroud into the very last round.