College Baseball


Dramatic homer lifts USC Aiken

In Aiken, Bill Gerstenslager’s three-run walk-off homer gave USC Aiken a 7-6 victory over UNC Pembroke in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Josh Miller also had a homer and four RBI.

There were two outs when Gerstenslager hit his game-winning homer in the ninth.

USC Aiken (28-13, 17-9 Peach Belt Conference) completed the sweep with a 16-11 win in the nightcap.

• Georgia College swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from Augusta State, 16-7 and 7-5, at Jaguar Field.

Cody Maas drove in four runs in each game to lead the Bobcats (25-15, 15-7 PBC).

Seth Foster homered and drove in three runs for the Jaguars (12-31, 3-23) in the opener. Bryson Stack also had three RBI. Justin Appel knocked in two runs in the second game.

• In Winston-Salem, N.C., Georgia Tech rallied past Wake Forest 8-7 to give coach Danny Hall his 800th victory at the school.

The Yellow Jackets (21-15, 7-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) got five innings of strong relief from Alex Cruz after trailing 4-0.

• In Columbia, Jordan Montgomery went six-plus innings and South Carolina moved to .500 in the Southeastern Conference with a 5-3 victory over Missis­sippi State.

The Gamecocks are now 26-10 overall, 7-7 in the SEC.

• In Clemson, S.C., North Carolina State scored two runs in the seventh inning to beat Clemson 3-1.

Carlos Rodon threw eight innings of three-hit ball for the Wolfpack (23-10, 10-7 Atlantic Coast Conference).

The Tigers (20-16 , 9-8 ACC) scored their run in the sixth inning on an error.

• In Athens, Ga., Missis­sippi pounded Georgia pitching for 20 hits in an 8-3 victory over the Bulldogs.

With the victory, Missis­sippi (24-12, 7-8 Southeastern Conference) avoided being swept in the three-game series. Georgia is 22-14 overall, 7-8 in the SEC.



Augustan among 2012 inductees

Augusta resident Randy Mitchem has been named as one of the inductees into the 2012 Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame.

Mitchem, originally from Lincolnton, N.C., was 148-23-2 as an amateur and 28-12 as a pro.

As a professional, he fought four world champions – Johnny Bumpus, Simon Brown, Terry Marsh and Billy Costello.


College Softball

Lady Pacers are swept by Saints

In Dahlonega, Ga., North Georgia rallied for an 8-5 victory to complete a doubleheader sweep of USC Aiken.

North Georgia (39-7, 13-3 Peach Belt Conference) won the opener 7-0.

In the second game, USC Aiken (24-15, 9-9 Peach Belt) led 2-1 after three innings, then North Georgia struck for seven runs in the fourth.



Hometown hero wins eGolf event

In Southport, N.C., hometown hero Josh Brock’s eagle on the par-5 17th hole carried him to victory in the eGolf Tour’s Championship at St. James Plantation.

Brock, who played golf in nearby UNC Wilmington and still lives in Wilmington, closed with 4-under-par 68 to finish at 10-under 278. He won $25,000.

Third-round leader Peter Malnati (72 on Saturday) and Shawn Jasper (70) tied for second place at 281.

David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., closed with 72 to tie for seventh place at 284. Alex Hamilton (71 for 291) tied for 33rd place and Stephen Poole (70 for 292) tied for 35th place.