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Jags move up with low tournament round

In Awendaw, S.C., Augusta State shot 14-under 270 in the second round of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, the lowest team round of the tournament, and is tied for seventh.

It was a 32-shot improvement over Sunday's score of 302, and put the Jags six shots back of leader Louisiana State.

The Tigers shot 6-under 278 for a two-day total of 566. LSU held off hard-charging South Carolina, which shot 12-under in the second round and is two shots back.

Jags' sophomore Patrick Reed shot 5-under 66 and is tied for fifth at 139. Junior Mitchell Krywulycz is a shot back after shooting 3-under 68. Junior Henrik Norland matched Reed's second-round score and is tied for 28th at 145.

N.C. State's Matt Hill maintained his individual lead and stands at 7-under 135.

College Baseball

Miller leads Pacers to win over Knights

In Aiken, USC Aiken took an early lead and held on to beat St. Andrews 7-4 Monday.

Josh Miller had a two-run double in a four-run third inning for the Pacers. Will Fulmer added three hits and scored two runs.

Ryan Milewski gave up four runs -- two earned -- in six innings to earn the win and improve to 3-0 this season.

Josh Axelsen had three hits and an RBI for the Knights.

USC Aiken (23-10) will next face Flagler College in a doubleheader Friday starting at 4 p.m.

Gymnastics

Gym Dog from Aiken makes All-SEC team

Aiken's Grace Taylor was one of five Georgia gymnasts to be named to the All-Southeastern Conference team.

Taylor, a senior, made the second team along with senior Marcia Newby . Junior Hilary Mauro, sophomore Kat Ding and senior Courtney McCool were named to the first team.

The Gym Dog are coming off a third-place finish at the conference meet with a score of 196.825, placing them behind second-place Alabama (196.875) and SEC champion Florida (197.050).

The Gym Dogs will compete in the NCAA Regional in Columbia, Mo., as the No. 1 seed on April 10.

The top two finishers in each region advance to the 2010 NCAA Championships.

High School Sports

Stats, nominations due on Wednesdays

Individual player statistics for baseball, softball and soccer are due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, no exceptions.

The Augusta Chronicle will publish a listing of area leaders in the following baseball and softball categories: batting average, doubles, home runs, hits, runs batted in, on-base percentage and stolen bases. Pitching categories will be overall record, earned run average and strikeouts. Soccer statistical listings will include goals and assists, plus keeper categories for saves and goals against average.

Stats and area players of the week will run each Friday.

Stats can be faxed to (706) 823-3408 or they can be e-mailed to Matt Middleton at matt.middleton @augustachronicle.com. Call (706) 823-3425 with any questions.

Tennis

Williams rallies for fourth-round victory

In Key Biscayne, Fla., Venus Williams defeated Daniela Hantuchova 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth round to reach the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Her opponent will be No. 6 Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Yaroslava Shvedova 6-1, 6-4.

Former No. 1 Kim Clijsters beat defending champion Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-0.

On the men's side, Roger Federer endured some wobbly stretches before beating Florent Serra 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3).

Mardy Fish advanced with his second consecutive win over a seeded opponent, beating No. 29 Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 6-3.

- In Aiken, the USC Aiken men's and women's tennis teams made short order of Peach Belt Conference rival Georgia Southwestern.

The women won 8-1, while the men won 9-0.


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