Second-seeded Bobcats play today
FROSTBURG — Frostburg State received the second seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Men’s Soccer Championship, which starts with quarterfinal matches today.
The Bobcats (12-6) will host eighth-seeded Washington & Jefferson (10-6-3) at 7 p.m. in a rematch of a game played earlier this season in Frostburg, which FSU won 3-2. The other west region quarterfinal finds fifth-seeded Lebanon Valley (10-7-3) at sixth-seeded Juniata (13-6-2).
Top-seeded Swarthmore (9-5-4) will host fourth-seeded Penn State Abington (10-4-3) in one of the east region quarterfinals. The other will have seventh-seeded Muhlenberg (9-7-1) playing at third-seeded Marywood (13-3-2).
The semifinals will be Saturday at the highest remaining seed. Following the quarterfinals the teams will be reseeded based on regional rankings and the highest remaining seed will play the lowest remaining seed.
The championship will be Sunday at the highest remaining seed.
FSU’s Salomon second-team All-CAC
YORK, Pa. — Frostburg State freshman defender Alisha Salomon was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Second Team.
Salomon capped a standout first season with the Bobcats by leading the conference, and finishing second in the nation, 21 defensive saves.
Salomon, of Laurel, posted a defensive save in 11 of the Bobcats’ 20 games, including five against Centre and four against nationally-ranked Mary Washington.
On the offensive end, Salomon knocked home a penalty shot to lift Frostburg to a 4-3 double-overtime win over Shenandoah.
The Bobcats finished the fall season with a 7-13 overall record.
Mountain Ridge Mat Club to register
FROSTBURG — The Mountain Ridge Mat Club will be holding registration for the 2013-14 wrestling season on Monday, Nov. 18, and Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the main lobby of Mountain Ridge High School from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration is open to students in grades 1-8 in the Mountain Ridge school district. Practices will begin Nov. 20.
Byrd, Phillies agree to two-year deal
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marlon Byrd is cashing in on his comeback season.
Byrd and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Tuesday to a $16 million, two-year contract, a deal that comes less than a year after he was playing in Mexico’s winter league.
The 36-year-old outfielder hit a career-high 24 homers last season for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh, which acquired him on Aug. 27. He batted .364 with one homer and five RBIs in six playoff games after hitting .291 during the season with 88 RBIs, one short of his career best.
“Marlon adds a significant upgrade both offensively and defensively to our outfield,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement. “He has been particularly productive against left-handed pitching which was a serious challenge for us this past season.”
Byrd was drafted by the Phillies and began his big league career in Philadelphia. His contract includes a club or vesting option for 2016.
“If you don’t want to give up your first-round pick, Marlon Byrd is arguably the best available outfield bat,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. “We feared he was out of our price range immediately. We stayed engaged in the process, and Marlon and his agents talked about wanting to come back to Pittsburgh. He loved his time there. The environment and playing for a winner and playing in front of that fan base was something that really intrigued him.”
Second-seeded Bobcats play today
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