USC Aiken star goes to Padres

Former USC Aiken shortstop Stephen Carmon was picked in the 10th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the San Diego Padres.

Carmon, who was a senior this season, was the seventh pick of the 10th round and the 315th pick overall.

He is the first Pacer to be picked in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft since Chad Jacobsen was picked by the Colorado Rockies in the 18th round of the 2008 draft.



Milliner makes Palmetto field

In Aiken, USC Aiken golfer Gaines Milliner was among the seven players who made it through a qualifier for the Palmetto Amateur, which begins Thursday.

Milliner shot 71 Tuesday to tie for fourth place.

Drew Mathews, of Winter Haven, Fla., led the way with 69. John Russo, of Alpharetta, Ga., and Josh Lorenzetti, of Blythewood, S.C., had 70s. Joining Milliner at 71 were Nick Eberhardt, of Fort Mill, S.C., Henry Mabbett, of Griffin, Ga., and Andrew Ward, of York, S.C.

• In Athens, Ga., former Evans resident Ashlan Ramsey routed the field in the Georgia PGA Girls Championship at Athens Country Club.

Ramsey, who now lives in Milledgeville, Ga., shot 70-71–141 to win by seven strokes over Suwanee’s Sloan Shanahan (79-69–148). Lakeside High’s Eunice Yi finished third after rounds of 75-75–150.

• Augusta Prep’s Salil Ghamande, of Evans, finished fourth in the season-long point standings in the International Junior Golf Tour and made the 14-under All-IJGT Team.

The announcement was made after the season-ending Bridgestone Golf Tournament, where Ghamande tied for ninth after rounds of 74-81.


Auto Racing

Substitute driver named for Busch

David Reutimann will replace suspended driver Kurt Busch at Pocono Raceway, but Busch’s future with Phoenix Racing appears murky, at best.

Busch was suspended by NASCAR on Monday for verbally abusing a reporter following the Nationwide Series race at Dover.

NASCAR said his behavior was in violation of the probation Busch was placed on in May, and he’s not eligible to return to a NASCAR-sanctioned event until June 13.

Tommy Baldwin Racing will let Reutimann drive Busch’s No. 51 Chevrolet on Sunday at Pocono.

It’s assumed Busch will be back with both Phoenix and KBM after his suspension is lifted, but Phoenix owner James Finch said their partnership will be on a race-by-race basis going forward.

• The Daniels Chevrolet Pure Stock headlines Saturday night’s program at Swainsboro Raceway.

In addition to the pure stock, there will be super street, late models, mini stock, road warrior and extreme concrete 440 racing.

ATV’s mud bogging will start at 6 p.m.


College Football

9 jurors seated in Sandusky trial

In Bellefonte, Pa., nine jurors, five men and four women, were selected Tuesday to decide Jerry Sandusky’s fate on child-sexual abuse charges with juror selection to continue today.

Some of the alleged victims are expected to testify during the trial, the opening of which is likely to begin on Monday.

Presiding judge John Cleland said the trial might last three weeks.