Gallaudet ends 13 years of baseball futility
The Gallaudet University baseball team ended a 13-year losing streak in conference play Thursday with a 5-3 victory over Stevenson University in the first game of a doubleheader.
The Bison had lost 150 consecutive regular season games in the Division III Capital Athletic Conference since beating St. Mary's (Md.), 4-1, on March 30, 1997. Thursday's victory at Hoy Field in Northeast Washington improved Gallaudet's record to 1-21 overall and 1-15 in conference this season, and 4-212 in regular season conference play since 1990, the first season the sport was played in the CAC.
"I am really proud of my guys," said Bison Coach Curtis Pride, a former major leaguer who is in his second season at Gallaudet. "This win shows our players that they can compete with anybody in the conference."
In the second game of the doubleheader against the Mustangs (14-8, 8-7), the Bison lost, 3-2.
Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas paid $5,000 to the District's crime victim's fund as part of his court-ordered sentence, following his guilty plea to carrying four unloaded guns to Verizon Center in December in response to a confrontation with a teammate.
According to court records, Arenas deposited the check Wednesday. In addition to the payment, Arenas will have to spend a month in a halfway house as part of his 18-month suspended sentence handed down last week by D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin.
Sources familiar with the case said Arenas and his attorneys are still determining when Arenas will report for his 30-day stint and which location. Arenas will have to spend his nights in the halfway house, but is allowed to leave daily to perform the 400 hours of non-basketball related community service. Arenas will also serve two years of probation.
-- Keith L. Alexander
D.C. United defender Devon McTavish has resumed full-time training after recovering from a hamstring-groin injury and, although he will be available Saturday against the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium, it would be a surprise if he started.