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>Canisius infielder honored

Junior second baseman Steve McQuail of Canisius College was selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings third team All-America.

McQuail, who was selected in the 30th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, is playing for the Class-A Auburn Doubledays in the New York-Penn League.

An all-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference second-team selection, McQuail led Canisius with a .397 batting average, 89 hits, 21 doubles, 20 home runs, 81 RBIs and .768 slugging percentage.

McQuail and Ian Choy, the Golden Griffins' designated hitter, were selected to the first team ABCA/Rawlings Northeast Region team. St. Bonaventure shortstop Jesse Bosnik was a second-team choice.

University at Buffalo infielder Brad Agustin (Williamsville East) was a second-team selection of the ABCA/Rawlings Mideast Region team. Agustin is the first UB player to be named since the sport was reinstated at the school.


>Niagara trio wins golf event

The Niagara team of Bob Gadawski, Sal Manente and Howard Morgan combined for a 250 to finish first in the 60th annual Little Three Alumni Golf Tournament at Transit Valley Country Club and captured the Dr. Vincent Marino Trophy. It was the ninth time Niagara has won the tournament. Canisius has won 43 times and St. Bonaventure eight.

Reynold Jennetti, Paul Powell and Bob Woz of Canisius were second with 267. The Bona team of Jim Boland, Brian Murphy and Joe Gannon was third with 272.

There was a special award to William Hymes, a 1949 Canisius graduate, who has played in all 60 competitions.


>South Carolina wins CWS

Whit Merrifield's RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning gave South Carolina its first baseball national championship with a 2-1 victory over UCLA in the College World Series.

The Gamecocks (54-16) won six straight games after losing their CWS opener against Oklahoma. They also won the last championship played at Rosenblatt Stadium, the CWS' home since 1950.


>Benson faces assault charge

Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson was arrested Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face nearly a month ago in Austin, Texas. Benson was booked into the Travis County jail where he later posted $5,000 bail and was released.

From News and wire service reports.

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