Pony baseball

Landon Urcho went 4-for-4 with a double to help Chambers Insurance defeat Printscape, 9-6, in a late Wednesday game in the Washington Pony League.

W&J baseball now 7th

The Washington & Jefferson College baseball team was ranked seventh in the Mideast Region in the second set of NCAA Division III Baseball regional rankings released on Wednesday afternoon.

Denison University (30-5) was ranked first while Heidelberg University (25-11) was second within the Mideast Region. Case Western Reserve University (22-13) and Wooster College (21-8) were listed third and fourth respectively.

Baldwin Wallace University (23-11) and Adrian College (28-6) preceded the Presidents in the rankings. La Roche College was ranked eighth just behind W&J. The Presidents defeated the Redhawks in all three games this season, sweeping a season-opening doubleheader on March 2 before winning at La Roche this past Monday by a 10-6 score.

Rose-Hulman (22-9), John Carroll University (22-11) and Ohio Northern University (19-15) concluded the group of 11 teams ranked within the region.

Saints sign Pitt player

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has signed five undrafted rookies since the NFL draft ended on Saturday.

Loomis says the Saints have added wide receiver Emmanuel Butler, linebacker Chase Hansen, guard Mike Herndon, defensive end Corbin Kaufusi and defensive back Darius Williams to the roster.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Hansen is a linebacker from Utah who started his college career as a safety. Last season he led the Pac-12 with 22 stops for loss and intercepted two passes.

The 6-4, 310-pound Herndon was a four-year player for Pittsburgh. Kaufusi, who is 6-9, 278 pounds, started 28 games at defensive end for BYU.

The 6-4 Butler played for Northern Arizona, where he caught 187 passes for 3,217 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Williams was a standout defensive back at the Division II level with Colorado State-Pueblo last season. He had 17 interceptions and returned five for touchdowns.

Nets’ Russell stopped

Brooklyn Nets All-Star D’Angelo Russell was detained at LaGuardia Airport after a small amount of marijuana was found in his luggage by TSA personnel.

A spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Russell was issued a summons for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and released. It happened Wednesday night.

Newsday says the former No. 2 pick then flew to Louisville, Ky., where his father lives.

The Nets said in a statement they “have been made aware of the situation” and “are in the process of gathering more information at this time.”

The 23-year-old Russell had a breakout season, leading the Nets to their first playoff berth since 2014. He was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team in February.

Colts to honor Freeney

Former Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor later this year.

A date for the ceremony has not yet been chosen. Team owner Jim Irsay made the announcement during Thursday’s town hall with Colts fans.

Freeney finished his career in Indy with a franchise-record 107½ sacks – a mark later surpassed by former teammate Robert Mathis. Freeney won a Super Bowl ring with the Colts following the 2006 season and played in two more Super Bowls, one with the Colts and one with Atlanta.

Freeney retired before the 2018 season, logging 125½ sacks during a 16-year career that included stops in San Diego, Arizona, Atlanta, Seattle and Detroit. He was a three-time first-team All-Pro.

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