Mekae Hyde to return to Raging Tide

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — The Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide announced on Sunday the re-signing of catcher Mekae Hyde of Bates College for the 2014 season.

A native of Lewiston, this will be Hyde’s second season with the Raging Tide.

In two seasons at Bates College, Hyde has improved his play and been a steady force of consistency for his team. In 2012, Hyde was fourth on the team in batting average (.319), slugging percentage (.440) and runs scored (23), as well as second in stolen bases (9) and third in home runs (2).

In 2013, he was a rock both on offense and defense. He earned First Team All-NESCAC and Second Team All-ECAC honors while ranking third on the team in average (.324), hits (33), runs (19), runs batted in (17) and slugging percentage (.471). Behind the plate, he recorded 113 putouts, 11 assists and only made 2 errors on the season, good enough for a .984 fielding percentage.

For the Raging Tide last season, Hyde batted .333 over 20 games on 20 hits. He scored 11 runs, had 6 runs batted in and stole 6 bases. In the field he recorded 105 putouts and 6 assists while amassing a .965 field percentage.

Ravens’ Rice arrested after argument

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police in Atlantic City say Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested at a casino there after an argument with his fiance turned physical.

Atlantic City police said that Rice and Janay Palmer were both arrested on simple assault charges and were released on a summons after an incident at the Revel Casino early Saturday morning.

Both Rice and Palmer declined medical attention and neither reported any injuries.

Obama praises Michael Sam

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft.

Obama says Sam’s attitude is that he knows he can play great football and that he should be judged only on those facts.

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