Lady Jaguars earn east regional spot
The Augusta State women's golf program earned its first NCAA Regional bid since 2006 on Monday when the Lady Jags were made an at-large selection for May's East Regional in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The official announcement was made during a 7 p.m., teleconference from the NCAA national headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.
The postseason bid is the second in the 10-year history of the program, which began with the 2001-02 season, and the first for the Lady Jags under third-year head coach Kevin McPherson . Augusta State's women's golf program became eligible for postseason competition beginning with the 2005-06 season.
"This is big day for us and a big step for our program," McPherson said. "We had a really consistent season and played a solid schedule and it's nice for the selection committee to recognize that. We're really looking forward to this tremendous opportunity."
Augusta State will be the No. 18 seed in the regional, which will be contested May 5-7, at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Minor League Baseball
Crawdads even up series with Jackets
In Hickory, N.C., second baseman Jonathan Roof had a grand slam and a run-scoring double to lead Hickory to a 9-1 victory over Augusta.
Roof hit his slam in the sixth inning, putting the Crawdads up 5-1.
Augusta scored its run in the sixth on Ryan Scoma 's RBI single.
The teams have split the first two games of the five-game set.
Augusta State is powered by Saggus
Caleb Saggus had two hits, including a triple, and three RBI as Augusta State beat Newberry 6-3.
Six pitchers worked for Augusta State with Aaron Lewis picking up the win in relief.
- In Atlanta, Georgia knocked off No. 9 Georgia Tech 6-4 at Turner Field as Kyle Farmer had three RBI and Levi Hyams two for the Bulldogs.
Bryan Benzor picked up the victory in relief.
- In Columbia, second-ranked South Carolina scored seven runs in the sixth inning and held off Liberty for a 9-6 victory.
Christian Walker, Adrian Morales and Peter Mooney all had two hits for South Carolina (32-8).
- In Clemson, S.C., Brad Miller went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI, and Justin Sorratt tossed six scoreless innings as No. 23 Clemson (26-14) beat Furman 5-0.
- USC Aiken has pushed back the start time of Friday's game against Erskine to 7:30 p.m. at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.
The two-game series will still conclude as originally scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The two-game set against the Flying Fleet is part of Pacer baseball alumni weekend.
Fort Gordon is site for weekend event
More than 1,000 competitors are expected for this weekend's Archery Shooters Association's Realtree Pro/Am tournament at the Tactical Sportsman's Complex at Fort Gordon.
Paine launches new athletics Web site
Paine College has partnered with SIDEARM Sports to launch a new athletics Web site. The new home for the Lions will be www.paineathletics.com.
Alleluia Glory Run set for Saturday
The seventh annual Alleluia Glory Run, a 5-kilometer race, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The race will be in and around the Faith Village subdivision off Lumpkin Road. Headquarters are at the O'Brien Center on Norton Court, off Norton Drive.
Registration is open until 7 a.m. to 7:45 on Saturday.
Contact Dian Conkright at (706) 796-2929 or get more information on the route at gloryrun.net.