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Pirates score early, outlast the Jaguars

In Savannah, Ga., Armstrong Atlantic State scored three first-inning runs and junior Chandler Hall made it stand with a five-hit complete game as the Pirates beat Augusta State, 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon at Pirate Field.

The Pirates jumped on Jaguars starter Stephen Ramsey (1-3) early. Alex Frederick singled, moved to second on a sacrifice, then scored on a John Roberts RBI single. Drew Walker followed with an RBI double, then scored on a suicide squeeze by Mike Barnhill .

The Jaguars lone run came on an RBI single by Casey Hanrahan .

Augusta State faces rival USC Aiken at 6:30 tonight at Roberto Hernandez Stadium for a nonconference game.

- Augusta State head coach Chris Cooper announced Tuesday that the Jaguars have rescheduled their nonconference matchup with Newberry.

The game originally slated for March 9 in Augusta, will now be played at 3 p.m. April 26 at Jaguar Field.

- USC Aiken's Stephen Carmon has been selected Peach Belt Conference Player of the Week.

Carmon, a two-time winner, hit a .714 (10 for 14) with eight runs, two RBI and eight stolen bases in five games last week. The junior shortstop also had an .818 on-base percentage and a 1.214 slugging percentage.

- In Macon, Ga., Mercer (25-15) scored four runs with two outs, and its bullpen turned in a solid outing as the Bears defeated No. 9 Georgia Tech 6-3 on Tuesday at Claude Smith Field.

Matthew Grimes (5-2) allowed a career-high six runs on six hits for Georgia Tech (27-11). He had four strikeouts and two walks.

- In Columbia, South Carolina batted around in the seventh inning and turned a one-run lead into an 8-3 victory over the College of Charleston on Tuesday.

Brady Thomas and Robert Beary each collected two hits and drove in two runs. Three other Gamecocks also drove in runs.

Minor League Baseball

Intimidators pound ex-Greenbrier star

In Kannapolis, N.C., Brandon Cumpton allowed seven runs for the third consecutive start in West Virginia's 11-7 loss against Kannapolis on Tuesday night.

The former Greenbrier and Georgia Tech standout, who lost his two previous starts to Savannah and Asheville, is 0-3 with a 17.72 ERA.

The first five batters to start the bottom of the third reached on a walk and four singles. Three runs scored before Cumpton recorded the first out. He was one out away from getting out of the inning before two more hits and three more runs scored.

Golf

Morehouse holds commanding lead

Olajuwon Ajanaku , of Morehouse College, shot even-par 72 on Tuesday in the second round of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Golf Classic at Jones Creek and holds a seven-shot lead.

Overall, Morehouse is running away from the field. It shot 310 after opening with 311 thanks to Ajanaku's rounds of 75-72 and leads Benedict by 54 shots.

Tournament host Paine College followed up an opening-round 352 with 356. Lucas Gunn is currently seventh after posting 85-78.

- Richmond Academy won the Region 3-AAA Tournament on Tuesday at Waynesboro Country Club, led by low medalist Grayson Sigg 's 71.

The Musketeers and Westside finished first and second to qualify for the state tournament, which begins May 2 in Gainesville, Ga. Matt Price , of Grovetown, also qualified as an individual for the state tournament after defeating Davidson's Stanley Walker in a two-hole playoff after both shot 77.

Tennis

Spain appeals U.S. selection of surface

The Spanish tennis federation appealed to Davis Cup organizers over the United States' choice of playing surface for the World Group quarterfinals.

The federation said the company that makes the surface -- better known as Indoor Hard Premiere -- is not included in the list of 91 manufacturers approved by the International Tennis Federation.


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