Jags struggle on Day 1 at Hooties
In Awendaw, S.C., Augusta State got off to a rough start at the Hooties at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.
The Jaguars posted 6-over-par 294 on Sunday and are tied for 11th after the first round of the three-day, 54-hole event at Bulls Bay Golf Club.
Kentucky and Auburn carded 285 and are tied for the lead.
Augusta State was led by Alex Wennstam, who shot even-par 72 and is tied for 18th. He is three shots behind Virginia’s Ji Soo Park in the individual standings.
Also for the Jaguars, Derek Chang (73) is tied for 25th, Taylor Floyd (74) is tied for 39th, Brendan Gillins (75) is tied for 49th and Robin Petersson (77) is tied for 64th.
Former Westside star Dykes Harbin, playing for South Carolina, shot 74 and is tied for 39th.
Augusta State routed at home
Columbus State starter Will Casey allowed just one unearned run and struck out nine to lead to Cougars to a 9-1 baseball victory over Augusta State at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Navarro Hall, Cameron Scott and Eric Weiss had two RBI apiece for Columbus State (20-11, 8-7 Peach Belt).
Clay Tucker had an RBI double for the Jaguars (9-24, 2-16), who dropped another three-game series.
Augusta State hasn’t won a series since opening the season by taking two of three from Carson-Newman.
• In Nashville, Tenn., Vince Conde hit a two-run triple as part of a four-run eighth that led Vanderbilt to a 5-3 baseball win over Georgia.
Conde finished with three RBI for the Commodores (9-15, 2-4 Southeastern Conference).
Kyle Farmer had a home run for the Bulldogs (17-8, 3-3).
• In Charlottesville, Va., Keith Werman drove in two runs to lead Virginia (15-8-1, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 5-3 baseball victory over Clemson.
Phil Pohl had a home run for the Tigers (11-11, 3-6).
• In Milledgeville, Ga., USC Aiken (17-9, 6-4 Peach Belt Conference) swept a softball doubleheader from Georgia College, winning the opener 3-2 and the second game 5-1.
Writer, historian Sugar dies at 75
Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian, has died. He was 75.
Jennifer Frawley, Sugar’s daughter, says cardiac arrest caused his death on Sunday at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
His wife, Suzanne, was by his side when he passed away.
Sugar was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. According to the hall’s Web site, Sugar wrote more than 80 books, including The 100 Greatest Boxers Of All Time. He also appeared in a handful of films, including The Great White Hype starring Samuel L. Jackson.
Ex-Olympian dies playing in match
The Italian volleyball federation says 1996 Olympic silver medalist Vigor Bovolenta died after he was stricken with a heart attack while playing a match. He was 37.
Attempts to resuscitate failed following his collapse on the court Saturday during a second-tier league game between his Volley Forli team and Lube Macerata. Bovolenta had reportedly complained teammates of feeling faint during the match.
Bovolenta was instrumental in helping Italy win the silver medal at the Atlanta Olympics.
He also played on the team that won the 1995 European championship and finished runner-up in 2001.