Former Greenbrier High School baseball standout T.D. Davis made quite an impression in his first collegiate at bat. The left fielder launched a two-run homer in his first plate appearance for Georgia Perimeter Junior College, and helped his team to a 11-5 win over Southern Union Junior College in Wadley, Ala.
Davis finished with two hits and three RBI in his college debut.
A few other recent sports stories worth mentioning:
- Former Lakeside Panther Carl Burrow might have the type of season he expected to have when he signed to play baseball at Augusta State three years ago.
Burrow was a two-way standout for Lakeside during his prep career. He also put together a pair of solid seasons of junior college ball. His first two years at ASU were marred by injury and a lack of playing time, but 2010 may be Burrow's year.
The athletic outfielder had a good showing for the Jags in their opening weekend against Carson-Newman. Burrow started all four games and led the team with a .562 on-base percentage. He finished 3 for 10 at the plate with a pair of doubles. He scored four runs and drove in one as the Jags split the four-game series.
Burrow also handled 10 putouts in the outfield flawlessly.
- The Saints winning the Super Bowl provided many great stories surrounding the city of New Orleans, but it also provided an amazing stat. In their 42-year football history leading up to the 2009 season, the Saints had won only two playoff games. They topped that number in the 2010 playoffs alone by winning three games in the postseason. The final victory, of course, was their 31-17 triumph over Peyton Manning and the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.
- Lakeside's Lady Panthers knocked off Region 3-AAAA leading Butler 74-45 this weekend to improve to 17-7 overall and 14-5 in Region 3-AAAA. Tishal Turknett, 18; Lindsey Widenaar, 16; and Carolyn Hennecken, 15; combined for 49 points in the lopsided win. Widenaar knocked down four 3-pointers for Lakeside.
Butler was playing without four suspended players, including star guard Ashley Watts, who averages 19 points per game.
- Augusta Prep's boys basketball team is enjoying a solid season. The Cavs got 18 points each from Daniel Hull and John Paul Lynn in a 61-31 victory over Trinity on Saturday. The win improved Augusta Prep to 18-6 overall.