Jags upend Lions with two in ninth
Curtis Parker had an RBI single and later scored on a passed ball in the top of the ninth inning to give Augusta State a 6-4 victory over Paine College in baseball Thursday.
Parker finished 3 for 5 with three RBI for the Jaguars (3-1), who trailed 3-0 after the third inning before rallying.
Jeff Rice, who scored on Parker’s single, went 2 for 4 with three runs.
William Van Winkle knocked in two runs for Paine (0-2). Darren Stokes Jr. went 3 for 4 with an RBI.
• Paine College is inducting four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame at an 8 a.m. ceremony Saturday at the Warren A. Candler Memorial Library on the school’s campus. The public is invited, and the cost is $20, which includes breakfast.
The inductees include: Raymond H. Thompkins, Lewis Brinson, Jerry Hunter and Trina Curry.
Thompkins is a 1959 graduate and a four-year starter on the Lions’ football team. Rev. Thompkins is retired from the CME Church Ministry after 35 years of service. He was also employed by the Richmond County Board of Education for 32 years, earning Teacher of the Year honors twice.
Brinson is a 1974 graduate, earning a letter in basketball. Brinson coached two years of middle school basketball before focusing on professional education and later becoming the assistant superintendent of administration in the eighth largest school district in Tampa, Fla., in 2005.
Hunter is a 1997 graduate, earning a letter in basketball. Hunter was a member of the 1994 team that won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament. He serves as head boys basketball and baseball coach at Laney High School.
Curry, a 1990 graduate, was a standout in basketball, softball and volleyball, earning letters in all three sports. Curry is a real estate agent, facilitating property transactions in Atlanta and sections in the state of Michigan.
• In Charlottesville, Va., the romantic rival of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing his ex-girlfriend testified Thursday that he saw the defendant with his arm around her neck months before her death.
Mike Burns talked about the chokehold at George Huguely V’s murder trial. Huguely is accused of killing Yeardley Love in May 2010 by slamming her head against a wall.
At a party at Huguely’s apartment complex three months before Love’s death, Burns said he heard yells from Huguely’s bedroom. When he walked in, he saw Huguely with his arm around her neck and midsection, he said.
Former Bulldog to face Federer
In Fribourg, Switzerland, Roger Federer will face former University of Georgia standout John Isner in the second singles match today when Switzerland takes on the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup.
• In Paris, Marion Bartoli defeated Petra Martic 7-5, 6-1 to reach the Open GDF Suez quarterfinals while Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Christina McHale failed to make it out of the second round.
Mixed Martial Arts
Competitor tests positive for drug
In Las Vegas, the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission says UFC welterweight Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana after his recent loss to Carlos Condit and faces disciplinary action, including a possible suspension and fine.