Bowdoin’s Ridge tosses four-hitter as Polar Bears beat St. Joseph’s, 2-1

Harry Ridge struck out five and walked one while throwing a four-hitter and Luke Regan hit a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift Bowdoin to a 2-1 baseball win over St. Joseph’s on Monday at Brunswick.

St. Joseph’s (14-8) took the lead over the Polar Bears (13-9) in the top of the fourth on an RBI single by Nic Lops. The Monks loaded the bases later in the inning, but Ridge got out of the jam with a pop and a flyout.

Nick Whittaker gave up two runs on six hits and two walks, striking out five over seven innings of work for the Monks.

SOFTBALL: Albany (19-7, 6-0) scored the winning run on a passed ball in the top of the 11th inning in a 1-0 America East win over the Black Bears (5-29, 2-4) at Orono.

Maine starter Hannah Hill had a strong outing but took a tough loss, striking out 11 while scattering six hits in a complete game.


NFL HISTORY: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will play the part of Johnny Unitas, Baltimore’s greatest quarterback, in an upcoming movie entitled “Unitas We Stand.”

The movie is being co-produced by Joe Unitas, the late quarterback’s son.

Flacco will portray Unitas in scenes of the 1958 NFL championship game, in which he led the Colts over the New York Giants. The sudden-death overtime contest at Yankee Stadium has been called the greatest NFL game ever played.

Tight end Jeff Cumberland signed his one-year tender offer to return to the Jets, possibly as the starter to replace the departed Dustin Keller.

The Saints agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free-agent safety Jim Leonhard.


DEATH: Snowboarder Chelone Miller, the younger brother of Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller, died Sunday in the area of Mammoth Lakes, Calif. He was 29. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.


WOMEN: Hillary Knight scored with just over six minutes to play and the United States advanced to the final of the women’s hockey world championships with a 3-0 win over Finland in Ottawa.

The U.S. will face Canada in Tuesday’s championship game. Canada defeated Russia 8-1.


NBA: Metta World Peace plans to play in the Lakers’ next game, less than two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery, saying he’s ready to return nearly a month earlier than anticipated after surgery on a torn meniscus.

Billionaire Ron Burkle will not be part of Sacramento’s bid to keep the Kings after all.

–From staff and news services