COLLEGE

Charles Levitt went 4 for 4 and tripled home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning, and Swarthmore College won the NCAA Division III New York Regional with a 9-3 victory over Southern Maine in a game that ended early Monday morning in Auburn, New York.

Jackson Roberts drove in three runs for the Phoenix (37-9), who went unbeaten in the double-elimination tournament and advanced to the national championships in Appleton, Wisconsin.

USM (30-15) collected 11 hits but left 15 runners on base, including the bases loaded in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings.

Earlier Sunday, the Huskies avoided elimination with a 12-10 win over SUNY Cortland in 10 innings.

Zach Quintal lined a two-run triple into the right-center field gap in the top of the 10th inning to break a 10-10 tie.

The Huskies trailed 8-3 before tying the game with five runs in the seventh, highlighted by a two-run triple from Anthony Degifico. They pulled even again in the ninth on Andrew Hillier’s two-run double down the left-field line.

Cortland (35-12), the No. 1 seed, scored eight straight runs after USM grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first.

Jake Dexter of USM was named the New England region player of the year by d3baseball.com and was named to a utility position on the all-region first team.

Also, outfielder Devin Warren of USM and pitcher Josh Partridge of St. Joseph’s were named to the second team. The third team included outfielder Jared Gagne of St. Joseph’s and pitcher Will Bryant of Cumberland, who plays for Endicott.

FOOTBALL: Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh said that he’s taking his team to South Africa in 2019 for a safari. He said the Wolverines also will visit Cape Town and Johannesburg.

AUTO RACING

INDYCAR: Robert Wickens crashed during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just two days after its top driver, James Hinchcliffe, failed to make the field.

In addition to finding a way to get one of its two Canadian drivers into the 33-car starting field, the team now must repair Wickens’ car. The final practice is Friday, two days before the race.

SOCCER

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Outgoing Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina was summoned to a hearing at the Italian football federation over his association with people with links to the mafia.

The federation said Reina “has had and continues to have inopportune association and friendship with Gabriele Esposito, Francesco Esposito and Giuseppe Esposito.” It said that includes holidays and “an exchange of favors.”

POLISH LEAGUE: Lech Poznan was ordered to play eight games next season without spectators because of rioting and brawling by fans.

GOLF

LPGA: Carol Mann, a two-time major champion who won 38 Tour titles, died Sunday at her home in The Woodlands, Texas. She was 77.

Her major titles were the 1964 Women’s Western Open Invitational and the 1965 U.S. Women’s Open. She won 10 tournaments in 1968.

TENNIS

NUREMBERG CUP: Two-time champion Kiki Bertens began her defense by beating Serbian qualifier Dejana Radanovic 6-1, 6-1 in Germany.

– Staff and news report


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