Baltimore Sun : 2019-08-13

SPORTS : 14 : 2

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2 SPORTS SPORTS THE BALTIMORE SUN | | TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019 D TODAY’S TV Major League Baseball Orioles at Yankees. 7 p.m. MASN Cincinnati at Washington. 7 p.m. MASN2 Regional Coverage. 7 p.m. MLB Men’s Soccer Indep. del Valle vs Independie­nte. 8:20 p.m. BEIN Little League Softball World Series, semifinals. 7 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, semifinals. 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 Tennis Western & Southern Open, Early Rds. 11 a.m. TENNIS LOCAL SCOREBOARD W. Virginia at Delmarva, Single-A N.Y./Penn Aberdeen 7:05 MINORS Monday Triple-A Internatio­nal Norfolk Double-A Eastern Bowie Single-A Carolina Frederick Single-A SAL Hagerstown at Tri-City, 7 idle AFL Sunday ArenaBowl 32: idle Albany 45, Phila- idle delphia 27 5, Lakewood 4 W. Virginia 4, 2 WNBA Wednesday Mystics, Delmarva Single-A N.Y./Penn Aberdeen Seattle at 8 7, Vermont 0 SOCCER MLS Saturday D.C. United NWSL Saturday Spirit Tuesday Triple-A Internatio­nal Norfolk Double-A Eastern Bowie, Single-A Carolina Frederick Single-A SAL Hagerstown, Delmarva, Single-A N.Y./Penn Aberdeen at Pawtucket, 7:05 at Vancouver, 10 Richmond at 5:35 at Portland, 10:30 at Salem, 7:05 LACROSSE MLL Saturday Lakewood at W. Virginia at 7:05 7:05 Boston at Bayhawks, 7 at Vermont, 7:05 PLL Saturday Wednesday Triple-A Internatio­nal Norfolk Double-A Eastern Bowie, Single-A Carolina Frederick Single-A SAL Hagerstown, (at Hamilton, Ontario) Chaos vs. Archers, 12:30 Chrome vs. Atlas, 3:30 at Pawtucket, 7:05 Richmond at 7:05 Sunday (at Hamilton, Ontario) Whipsnakes vs. Redwoods, 6 at Salem, 7:05 Lakewood at 2:05 VARSITY BASEBALL Wolfsheime­r will not return to coach Dulaney Coming off a 21-2 season and second straight Baltimore County championsh­ip this spring, Dulaney baseball coach Ryan Wolfsheime­r said he was told by the school’s administra­tion Friday that his contract would not be renewed for the upcoming school year. Wolfsheime­r, who had been with the program since 2009 and posted a 115-37 mark since becoming coach in 2012, will remain at the school as a physical education and weight training teacher. Much of the Dulaney baseball community has shown strong support for Wolfsheime­r, having started an online petition asking for his reinstatem­ent. Dulaney athletic director Richard Reed declined comment on behalf of the school. “I was brought in Friday morning and told, as all coaches my contract is year-toyear, and the administra­tion wanted to make a change and go in a different direction,” Wolfsheime­r said. “I asked [about the decision] and they didn’t really want to give me any concrete thing because I didn’t break any rules.” Wolfsheime­r said the administra­tors informed him of several isolated incidents. Among them were players leaving class to come to batting practice early before a playoff game; talk of the team playing in a fall league; and complaints the administra­tion received regarding the team’s conduct during games. Wolfsheime­r said as soon as he learned about the players leaving class early that he sent them back. He also said fall league play consisted of some Dulaney players, but did not have coaches or uniforms representi­ng the school. In response to the game conduct complaints, he said the team was enthusiast­ic and focusing on themselves and was not malicious toward opponents. The coach has been encouraged by the support, with many of the players writing letters and sending emails to the school’s administra­tion looking for an explanatio­n. The petition has collected over 700 signatures since it was posted Saturday. In the spring, Dulaney enjoyed a 19-game winning streak and reached No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun’s Top 15 poll, finishing the season at No. 3 after falling to Sherwood, 1-0, in eight innings in the Class 4A North region title game. “It was out of the blue. We’re all disappoint­ed and didn’t expect it at all,” rising senior Cole McGee said. “We don’t really know why he was asked to leave coaching and we just want to know that and then after try to get Wolf back. “Besides baseball, he’s helped me mature more and just become a better person. I think without Wolf, I may not even be playing baseball anymore because he really helped me keep going. I know he’s helped others with problems in their life, too. So he’s more of a coach in life as much baseball, but he’s a really good baseball coach.” An Essex native who has a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Towson University and a master’s degree in athletic coaching education from West Virginia, Wolfsheime­r said he switched gears during his college years from pursuing a career in broadcasti­ng to teaching and coaching. He said the outpouring of support he’s received in the past days has been greatly appreciate­d. —Glenn Graham SPA NEW STAFF Oriental Massage Open 7 Days a Week 9am-Midnight 410-633-1880 6218 Eastern Ave. 95 Exit 59 W. 1/4 mile 10am-Midnight

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