The South Carolina Stingrays signed Ferris State forward Eric Alexander.

Alexander, 23, completed his senior season at Ferris State (Big Rapids, Mich.) with five goals and seven assists in 31 games.

In the summer of 2011, Alexander attended the Washington Capitals Rookie Development Camp in Arlington, Va. Before college, the 6-2, 206-pound forward skated three seasons of junior hockey in the USHL with the Lincoln Stars and Chicago Steel adding 71 points (40 goals, 31 assists) in 109 games.

Alexander is expected to be in the Stingrays’ lineup when they take on Greenville this weekend. Alexander is the second college player to sign with the Rays, joining Bemidji State defenseman Jake Areshenko.

The Stingrays have clinched a spot in the ECHL’s Kelly Cup playoffs for a league-record 19th time.


Charleston Battery midfielder Ryan Richter was transferred to Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC.

Richter played 29 games with the Battery in 2012 and finished the season with two goals and four assists.

Richter is the second player from the 2012 Battery squad to move up to MLS, joining goalkeeper Alec Kann, who was signed by the Chicago Fire.


Winthrop (16-14, 4-2 Big South) swept Charleston Southern on a windy day at CSU Softball Field, getting seven unearned runs to win the opener, 9-3, and rallying to win Game 2, 4-3, for a series sweep.

Marci Christian went 6 for 8 for the Bucs in the two games.

CSU (5-25, 0-6) hosts College of Charleston in a doubleheader Tuesday, with first pitch set for 2 p.m.