Minor League Baseball


GreenJackets are rained out

Friday’s game between the Augusta GreenJackets and Kannapolis Intimidators was postponed because of rain.

The teams will make the game up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. The first game is scheduled for 1:05 p.m., with the second game beginning 30 minutes after the first ends. Gates will open at 12:30.

Today’s game remains as scheduled, with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.



Atkins, Carlisle receive honors

USC Aiken golfer Matt Atkins and Michael Carlisle, the Pacers coach, have been honored by the Peach Belt Conference.

Atkins was named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year, while Carlisle was tabbed as the coach of the year.

The Pacers’ J.P. Solis joined Atkins on the first team.

Carlisle has now been chosen as coach of the year seven times.

The Pacers begin play in the conference tournament today in Pine Mountain, Ga., with 36 holes.

• USC Aiken second baseman Kaitlyn White was named to the All-Peach Belt Conference softball first team.

Third baseman Lindsey Jones and pitcher India Kornegay, who has 262 strikeouts this season, were second-team selections.

The Lady Pacers (24-20-1, 11-11) take on third-seeded North Georgia at 4 p.m. today in the Peach Belt Conference tournament in Columbus, Ga.



DeLoach heads club fund-raiser

The Augusta Boxing Club’s “Welcome Back Home Justin DeLoach” fund-raiser will be held beginning at 6 p.m. today at the boxing club, located at 1929 Walton Way.

The, fund-raiser, for youth boxers of the club, features a dinner and viewing of DeLoach’s victory on April 12 over Martin Gonzales.

DeLoach, of the Augusta Boxing Club, won a unanimous decision over Gonzales in Corpus Christi, Texas, to run his pro record to 2-0.

The club is asking for $2 donations to watch the fight and $8 donations for the dinner.



Ex-Nittany Lion is eGolf winner

In Greensboro, N.C., former Penn State golfer T.J. Howe eased past Jack Fields to win the eGolf Tour’s Forest Oaks Classic.

Howe, who entered the round tied for the lead with Fields, shot 1-under-par 71 at a windy Forest Oaks Country Club to finish at 11-under 205 and take the $17,000 first-pace check.

Chris Thompson, of Lawrence, Kan., had 68 and finished in second place, one shot back.

Fields shot 73 and tied for third at 207.

Former Augusta State golfer Mitch Krywulycz closed with 72 to finish tied for 34th place at 214.



Nadal continues his winning ways

In Monaco, Rafael Nadal edged Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to win his 45th consecutive match at the Monte Carlo Masters and reach the semifinals.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic had less trouble with Jarkko Nieminen, beating the Finnish veteran 6-4, 6-3. Djokovic won despite a balky right ankle, which the Serb twisted two weeks ago a during Davis Cup match against the United States.

In the semifinal, he’ll face Fabio Fognini, who defeated Richard Gasquet 7-6 (0), 6-2.