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Ex-Tiger Parker lifts Tourists to victory

In Asheville, N.C., former Clemson star Kyle Parker was 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Asheville Tourists to a 10-5 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Saturday night.

Parker, whose family lives in Evans, was the Tigers quarterback before leaving to play professional baseball.

His home run in the fourth inning was his seventh of the season.

Third baseman Adam Duvall had two homers and four RBI for the GreenJackets.

Golf

Hot putter carries Weiss to sizzling 65

In Thomson, Augusta's Doug Weiss needed just 21 putts en route to 7-under-par 65 and a four-shot lead after the first round of the Camellia Classic at Belle Meade Country Club.

Weiss one-putted 14 greens, including the first six.

Weiss, who has been the Regions Bank Amateur Series Player of the Year the past three seasons, has seven career victories, but has never won at Belle Meade.

Weiss is coming off a Regions Series victory at Persimmon Hill two weeks ago which moved him to the top of the player of the year points race through three of 10 events..

Weiss leads Jamie Felder by four shots. Michael Phelps, William Garren and Trey Keepers shot 72 and are seven back.

In the senior division, Mark Ernyei, who has finished in the top three in the past two tournaments, goes after his first Regions win today.

Ernyei shot 69 on Saturday and is one shot ahead of Stewart Young and four up on Chuck Withers and Jim Brisson .

- In Lake Wylie, S.C., Scott Parel closed with 7-under-par 64 to finish third at the eGolf Tour's River Hills Classic.

The Augusta pro wrapped up the tournament at 15-under 270, six shots behind champion Brice Garnett . Garnett shot a final-round 66, finishing five shots clear of Jason Krokak (65) at River Hills Country Club.

Aiken native Matt Hendrix (70) tied for 14th at 277. Former Augusta State golfer Jay Haas Jr. (70) tied for 32nd at 283. Sandersville, Ga., resident David Robinson (69) tied for 47th at 286.

College Softball

Florida moves into World Series semis

In Oklahoma City, the Florida Gators showed they don't have to hit home runs to generate offense at the Women's College World Series.

Cheyenne Coyle , Aja Paculba , Tiffany DeFelice and Michelle Moultrie all had RBI singles as the nation's top home run-hitting team moved into the semifinals by beating California 5-2 on Saturday night. Florida will play Alabama on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Cal beat Oklahoma State 6-2 and Missouri knocked out Oklahoma with a 4-1 win.

Horse Racing

Preakness winner will run in Belmont

The rubber match is set: Preakness winner Shackleford is ready to take on Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom in next Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes.

Shackleford passed his final test Saturday morning with a sharp five-furlong workout at Belmont Park.

Trainer Dale Romans says as long as the colt comes out of the work in good shape, "he will run" in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

It'll be the first time the Derby and Preakness winners hook up in the Belmont since 2005, when Preakness winner Afleet Alex beat Derby winner Giacomo .

Shackleford, with exercise rider Tammy Fox aboard, covered five furlongs in 1:00.30.

Entries and post positions will be drawn Wednesday. A field of 13 is shaping up for the 11/2-mile race.

- In Epsom, England, Pour Moi staged a thrilling rally to win the English Derby by a head over Treasure Beach.

Carlton House , the 5-2 favorite owned by Queen Elizabeth II, finished a length back in third place in Britain's richest race.

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Dang, why didn't Kyle

Dang, why didn't Kyle Parker's family move to the Lakeside district while he was still in high school?

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