Sports Digest: Source: Andrean's Barajas decommits from Penn State in favor of ND

2014-05-30T21:30:00Z 2014-06-05T17:17:05Z Sports Digest: Source: Andrean's Barajas decommits from Penn State in favor of ND nwitimes.com
May 30, 2014 9:30 pm

College football

ANDREAN'S BARAJAS COMMITS TO NOTRE DAME: Andrean linebacker Josh Barajas decommitted from Penn State on Friday in favor of Notre Dame, according to the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News.

According to several scouting services, Barajas is a four-star prospect and the No. 1 recruit in Indiana and No. 2 inside linebacker in the country, according to 247sports.com. Rivals has Barajas at No. 206 in its latest Rivals250 rankings and as the No. 14 outside linebacker in the nation.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker led Andrean to the Class 3A state championship in November. He finished the season with 90 tackles.

College baseball

HOOSIERS WIN NCAA OPENER: Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis both homered to lead Indiana to a 10-2 win over Youngstown State in the Bloomington regional Friday night.

The Hoosiers (43-13) will play Stanford (31-23) today, while the Penguins (16-37) play Indiana State (35-17) in an elimination game.

Dustin DeMuth (LaPorte) added three hits, a run scored and three RBIs, and Scott Donley (Crown Point) had a triple among his three hits and two runs scored.

STANFORD TOPS INDIANA STATE: Cal Quantrill threw a four-hitter, and Jack Klein hit a three-run home run to lead Stanford to an 8-1 victory over Indiana State on Friday in the first game of the NCAA's Bloomington regional.

Indiana State scored in the sixth on Jacob Hayes' RBI double.

Women's volleyball

MERRILLVILLE STANDOUT PICKS PEREGRINES: Merrillville's Riana Todd became Purdue Calumet's 10th commitment for coach Julie Wiejak.

Todd was a two-year letterwinner for the Pirates, while also playing for the Rox club team. Todd received the sportsmanship award for volleyball.

“Riana will bring a ton of athleticism and competitiveness to our team,” Wiejak said in a news release. ”She is a well-rounded player who can play almost any position. I am excited to see what Riana will bring to the team in the fall.”

Men's soccer

HAMMOND'S HERNANDEZ SIGNS WITH PURDUE CALUMET: Hammond striker Pedro Hernandez has signed to play for Purdue Calumet.

The 5-foot-11 striker was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, earning first–team all-conference and honorable mention all-area accolades.

Hernandez has won three championships as a member of the Sevilla club team and was named MVP in his 2009 and 2010 seasons.

"Pete is a player with a ton of upside and is a phenomenal student as well," Peregrines coach Jim Drzewiecki said in a news release. "He’s a very skilled player, and I think as he physically adapts to this level, he will emerge as a very dangerous player going forward."

Pro basketball

MIAMI ELIMINATES PACERS: The Miami Heat are headed to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season.

LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 25 points, and the Heat turned Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals into a laugher, beating the Pacers 117-92 on Friday night. The Heat led by 37 and eliminated the Pacers for the third straight year.

Miami is the third franchise to make at least four consecutive trips to the Finals, joining the Celtics and Lakers.

Paul George scored 29 points for Indiana.

Pro tennis

DJOKOVIC, FEDERER REACH FRENCH OPEN FOURTH ROUND: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both needed four sets to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Friday, while Agnieszka Radwanska's third-round defeat means the top three seeded women have all been eliminated in the first week.

The second-seeded Djokovic looked sluggish at times but beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, improving to 9-0 in their head-to-head meetings.

Federer, meanwhile, was in total control before wasting four set points in the second set on his way to a 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4 win against Dmitry Tursunov.

In women's third-round play, four-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova needed only 51 minutes to blank Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 6-0, 6-0.

Earlier, third-seeded Radwanska became the latest women's favorite to go out, losing 6-4, 6-4 to unseeded Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia.

Auto racing

KESELOWSKI WINS POLE AT DOVER: Brad Keselowski turned a track-record lap of 164.444 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway.

Keselowski won his second pole of the season on Friday and fifth of his career. Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson round out the top five for Sunday's race.

Series points leader Jeff Gordon was sixth, followed by Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Brian Vickers and Clint Bowyer. Bowyer turned 35 on Friday.

Around the horn

The Northwest Indiana Oilmen cruised to a 13-2 rout of Joliet on Friday at Joliet Junior College. ... Elena Delle Donne scored a season-high 28 points and the Eastern Conference-leading Sky just missed a franchise record for points, beating the Connecticut Sun 101-82.

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