College Baseball


USC Aiken earns fifth win in a row

In Aiken, Nick Aranas drove in two runs as USC Aiken picked up a 7-3 win over Chowan on Tuesday.

Will Tankersley was 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Pacers (13-4), who won their fifth in a row.

Justin Bagbey was 3 for 4 with two RBI for Chowan (10-11).

• Augusta State knocked off St. Andrews 5-4 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Jaguars (7-13).

• In Lawrenceville, Ga., Kyle Farmer singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to lead Georgia to a 3-2 win over Kennesaw State.

Farmer was 2 for 4 for the Bulldogs (11-2).

The game was played at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves.

Minor League Baseball

to hold job fair

A variety of part-time summer jobs will be available at Lake Olmstead Stadium this weekend when the Augusta GreenJackets hold their annual job fair.

The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

GreenJackets staff will ask job candidates to fill out applications, and interviews will be conducted for a variety of positions, including concessions workers, gameday customer service representatives, ushers, waiters/waitresses, parking attendants and gift shop workers.

The job fair will also serve as a tryout time for those wishing to sing the national anthem before one of 70 regular-season home games. Singers must audition individually and without music.

For more information, contact the GreenJackets front office at (706) 922-9467 or visit their Web site at greenjacketsbaseball.com.

College Football

Tigers have full squad for spring

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says most of his players will be at spring practice starting Wednesday, something he didn’t have a year ago in starting the Tigers’ Atlantic Coast Conference title-winning season.

That includes running back Mike Bellamy, a freshman last year who was on thin ice after he was suspended indefinitely and sent back to campus right before Clemson’s 38-10 win over Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game last December.

Bellamy came to school last summer as a five-star prospect, every bit the equal to receiver Sammy Watkins, who blossomed into an All-American standout last fall. But while Watkins threw himself into work, Bellamy struggled with fumbles and didn’t get the playing time he felt he deserved.

Many expected Bellamy to search for a new college home after his suspension. Swinney, though, says he has done all that’s been asked and will be on the field for the start of spring workouts today.


Britian rejects handshake ban

The British government has rejected advice from the Olympic team’s top doctor that athletes should not shake hands at the London Games to avoid germs that could make them sick.

Government health advisers seemed perplexed by the guidelines, which Olympic hopefuls derided as “rude” and “pointless.”

By the end of the day, the British Olympic Association had softened its stance.

“Team GB’s 550 athletes will of course warmly welcome their fellow competitors from around the world this summer – there is no question about that,” BOA communications director Darryl Seibel said Tuesday.