Lou Distasio, 21, the former Cheverus High School three-sport standout who’s the ace of the University of Rhode Island pitching staff, was selected Wednesday as the 32nd-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres, the 957th player picked.

Distasio, a junior, made 13 appearances for Rhode Island this spring, compiling a 6-6 record with a 4.36 ERA in 76 1/3 innings. The Yarmouth native was the only Ram selected.

NCBL: The Old Orchard Beach Surge (3-6) rallied for two runs in the ninth, but lost 4-2 to the Watertown Bucks (7-4) in North Country Baseball League game at The Ballpark.

Marshall Betts led off the ninth with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice. After Sam DiMatteo walked, Tyler Krobetzky hit a two-run single, and the next batter struck out to end it.

The Surge couldn’t score after loading the bases in the fifth and seventh innings.


FRYEBURG ACADEMY 12, MORSE 0: Nicole Bennett allowed one hit through five innings as seventh-ranked Fryeburg Academy (11-6) posted a mercy-rule shutout over 10th-ranked Morse (8-9) at Fryeburg in a Western Class B prelim. The game was stopped after five innings.

Bennett finished with two strikeouts and one walk.

Makayla Cooper drove in five runs, including a two-run single in the first inning and a two-run double in the second.

Leadoff hitter Mackenzie Buzzell went 4 for 4, scored three runs and drove in one.

CARRABEC 8, SACOPEE VALLEY 6: Baylee Atwood had three hits, including a double and a triple, as the sixth-seeded Cobras (10-7) defeated the 11th-seeded Hawks (5-12) in a Western Class C prelim at North Anson.

Atwood hit an RBI triple in the fifth inning when the Cobras scored five runs for an 8-5 lead.

Bailey Dunphy added two hits with two RBI and two runs scored for Carrabec.

Madison Day had three hits, including an RBI double in a four-run third for the Hawks. Madeline Sanborn added two hits with an RBI and two runs scored, and Brynn Hink finished with two singles and two RBI for the Hawks.


EASTERN MAINE REGIONALS: In the Class A regionals, top-seeded Lewiston (15-0) got singles wins from Kyleigh Letourneau and Alanna Taylor, and a doubles win from Lizzy Michaud and Chloe Morin to defeat second-seeded Brunswick (13-2) 3-2 in the MPA state team tournament at Colby College in Waterville.

Brunswick’s Kira Wolpow won in singles, and Maddie Stoll and Katherine Kunhardt earned a doubles win.


NFL: Free-agent defensive tackle C.J. Mosley signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, where he rejoins former teammate Ndamukong Suh.

Mosley played with Suh and the Detroit Lions in 2013-14.

 Tony Romo has no regrets about comments he has made about the NFL since the cancellation of a fantasy football-themed event where the Dallas Cowboys quarterback was to be a headliner.

But Romo refused to elaborate on what he said during radio interviews the previous day.

The National Fantasy Football Convention event scheduled for next month in Las Vegas was canceled last week after the NFL reiterated a policy banning appearances associated with casinos.


MLS: Irish forward Robbie Keane extended his contract with the LA Galaxy, agreeing to stay with the Major League Soccer club into the final years of his playing career.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: The U.S. national team is dismissing critical comments that its former coach, Pia Sundhage, made about some players.

The U.S. faces Sundhage’s current team, Sweden, in a group-stage match Friday at the Women’s World Cup.

In Tuesday’s New York Times, Sundhage said Carli Lloyd was a challenge and suggested that she wouldn’t start Abby Wambach at this point in the veteran’s career.

Sundhage said goalkeeper Hope Solo was one of the most challenging players she’d coached “especially when it comes to trouble.”

U.S. MEN: Bobby Wood scored a late goal for the second time in six days to give the United States its first victory at a European soccer power, lifting the Americans to a 2-1 win at World Cup champion Germany in a friendly.


MERCEDES CUP: Sam Groth upset third-seeded Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) in the second round at Stuttgart, Germany.

The 66th-ranked Groth next plays eighth-seeded Viktor Troicki, who beat wild card Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3.

TOPSHELF OPEN: Fifth-seeded Ivo Karlovic beat Tatsuma Ito 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to reach the quarters in the Netherlands. He’ll face Robin Haase, who beat seventh-seeded Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-3.


NHL: The Glendale City Council voted 4-3 to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, thrusting the team’s future into doubt.

At issue was the Coyotes’ hiring of former city attorney Craig Tindall as team counsel.

– From staff and news services