Jackets fall back to second in division
In Greenville, S.C., Brandon Jacobs drove in two runs Tuesday night to lead the Greenville Drive to a 5-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets, who dropped out of a first-place tie heading into the final series of the season.
Raynor Campbell homered for the GreenJackets, who fell a game behind the Savannah Sand Gnats in the Southern Division. Savannah held off Charleston 11-8 on Tuesday.
Both Augusta and Savannah have the day off today before opening up a five-game series Wednesday. The GreenJackets will face Rome at home while the Sand Gnats travel to last-place Lexington.
Asheville and Greenville are also in the division mix, trailing Savannah by just two games.
Lakeside grad earns spot in U.S. Mid-Am
In Baton Rouge, La., former Lakeside golfer Jason McKenzie shot 71 in a qualifying event at the University Club to win medalist honors and earn a spot in the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
The tournament will be held Sept. 17-22 at Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Richmond, Texas.
• In Acworth, Ga., Augustans Mary Helen McElreath and Carolyn Hooks are tied for 13th place after the first round of the Georgia State Golf Association’s Senior Women’s Championship.
McElreath and Hooks opened with 85s at Brookstone Golf & Country Club and trail two-time defending champion Brenda Pictor, of Marietta, by nine shots.
The final round is today.
Quarles is returning to Jags as assistant
Former Augusta State guard Jamie Quarles is returning to the school as an assistant coach.
Quarles, who played for the Jaguars from 2004-08, was a member of the team that advances to the NCAA Division II national championship in 2008.
He spent last season as an assistant coach at King College.
• Former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl has taken a job with H.T. Hackney, a Knoxville-based wholesale grocery company, as a vice president of marketing.
Pearl was fired from Tennessee in March in the wake of a two-year NCAA investigation that culminated with a three-year show-cause penalty against the coach.
Track and Field
American Merritt upset in 400 meters
In Daegu, South Korea, Kirani James, of Grenada, fought from behind to beat favorite LaShawn Merritt of the United States at the line to win the 400 meters Tuesday at the world championships.
Dream defeat Fever on last-second shot
In Atlanta, Sancho Lyttle hit a short jumper with 0.9 seconds left to give the Atlanta Dream a 92-90 victory over Indiana, but the Fever still clinched a playoff berth.
Angel McCoughtry had 28 points for Atlanta.