College Baseball


Pacers hammered in Peach Belt finale

In Aiken, Chris Ross went 4 for 5 with four RBI as Montevallo crushed USC Aiken 15-2 in the Pacers' Peach Belt Conference regular-season finale on Saturday.

Josh Headley , Alec Striver , and Pablo Martell each added two RBI for the Falcons (20-25, 8-16 Peach Belt).

Stephen Bellantoni was 3 for 4 for the Pacers (27-20, 9-15).

- In Knoxville, Tenn., Kyle Farmer homered and had three RBI to lead Georgia to an 8-6 win over Tennessee (22-16, 5-12 Southeastern Conference).

Levi Hyams and Brett DeLoach added two RBI apiece for the Bulldogs (20-20, 10-7).

- In Clemson, S.C., Mac Williamson and Charlie Morgan drove two runs apiece as Wake Forest (16-24, 7-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) rolled to a 9-3 win over Clemson (24-14, 10-10).

- In Atlanta, Brandon Thomas was 3 for 3 with a home run to lead Georgia Tech to an 8-1 victory over Boston College (14-21, 6-12 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Jacob Esch also homered for the Yellow Jackets (28-11, 15-4).

- In Starkville, Miss., Ryan Collins drove in two runs to lead Mississippi State (24-15, 7-10 Southeastern Conference) to a 5-3 win over South Carolina (30-8, 13-4).

Robert Beary had two RBI for the Gamecocks.


Kansas golfer wins eGolf Tour event

In Blythewood, S.C., Chris Thompson shot a final-round 6-under-par 66 to win the eGolf Tour's Columbia Open.

Thompson, of Lawrence, Kan., finished at 23-under 264 for the 72- hole event. He won $35,000.

Brad Fritisch closed with 65 to finish second at 266.

Augusta's Scott Parel tied for 32nd place after a final-round 70 gave him 279. He won $2,165.20. Former Augusta resident Cortland Lowe tied for 40th (73 for 281) and Aiken native Matt Hendrix tied for 48th (74 for 282).

Horse Racing

Derby Kitten roars at Lexington Stakes

In Lexington, Ky., Derby Kitten won the $200,000 Lexington Stakes, surging past the leaders deep in the stretch to romp in the rain at Keeneland.

The 3-year-old colt bided his time before jockey Julien Leparoux perfectly timed a late-race push, allowing Derby Kitten to beat Prime Cut by 11/2 lengths. Derby Kitten, owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trained by Mike Maker, paid $20.40, $6.60 and $3.60

Prime Cut, ridden by Edgar Prado , paid $4.40 and $3 for second. Casper's Touch finished third and paid $3.

- In New York, Adios Charlie won the closing day feature at Aqueduct, beating Astrology by 21/2 lengths in the $150,000 Jerome Stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday.

Never worse than second at any point, Adios Charlie surged in the final stages for his second win in three starts. Rajiv Maragh was aboard as Adios Charlie covered the 1 mile in 1:36.81 over the sloppy track.

- In Inglewood, Calif., American Story defeated Crisis of Spirit by 21/2 lengths to win the $71,500 optional claimer at Hollywood Park.

Ridden by Martin Garcia , American Story covered 1 1/16 miles on the synthetic Cushion Track in 1:44.36 and paid $3.20, $2.60 and $2.10. Crisis of Spirit returned $3.60 and $2.40, while Makoma $2.60 to show.


Slovenian Valjavec receives 2-year ban

Slovenian cyclist Tadej Valjavec was banned for two years after his biological passport showed evidence of doping.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld an appeal by the International Cycling Union, which wanted Valjavec sanctioned even though he never tested positive for a banned drug.

CAS says Valjavec's sample results were "entirely consistent with blood manipulation."

It's a third consecutive victory for the UCI at sport's highest court in cases involving its flagship anti-doping program. The UCI challenged the Slovenian cycling federation's decision last July to clear Valjavec, who denied doping.

The 34-year-old rider was fined $76,000 and suspended through Jan. 19, 2013.