Report: 2 more Dogs suspended
Georgia will have two more top players suspended early this season, according to a report.
Safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree, both starters, will be suspended for at least two games for a violation of team rules, according to DawgPost.com.
Reached Wednesday night by the Athens Banner-Herald, athletic director Greg McGarity said he could not confirm the report and would not comment.
Georgia already will play the Sept. 1 season opener against Buffalo and the Sept. 8 SEC opener at Missouri without cornerback Sanders Commings, the former Westside star who is suspended after a domestic violence arrest in January.
Cornerback Branden Smith is also facing a possible suspension of at least one game after being charged with possession of marijuana during spring break in Alabama.
USC Aiken takes another twin bill
In Pembroke, N.C., USC Aiken took two games from UNC Pembroke on Wednesday for its third consecutive sweep of a twin bill.
USC Aiken won the opener 1-0 on Whitney Clary’s RBI single in the first inning.
The Lady Pacers took the nightcap 5-1 as Nicole Borden, Lindsey Jones and Cortney Sadler had two hits each.
USC Aiken is now 19-9 and 8-4 in the Peach Belt Conference.
• Augusta State is ranked 15th in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association top-25 poll.
The Jaguars, who were ranked 20th in the previous poll, went 4-0 last week.
Augusta State (27-7) is at
Lander on Sunday, then return
home Tuesday for a 2 p.m. game with Lenior-Rhyne.
Freshman hurls Jackets to win
In Atlanta, freshman Cole Pitts gave No. 21 Georgia Tech six strong innings and the offense pounded out 14 hits as the Yellow Jackets beat Georgia Southern 10-5 .
• In Clemson, S.C., Presbyterian took advantage of four Clemson errors and eight timely hits to defeat the Tigers 8-4.
It was Presbyterian’s first win at Clemson since 1949.
Canadian shoots 62 to lead way
In Davidson, N.C., Canada’s Cam Burke had 11 birdies and shot 10-under-par 62 to take the first-round lead in the eGolf Tour’s River Run Classic.
Burke, who played his college golf at Eastern Michigan and was a two-time Canadian Amateur champion, birdied eight of his final 10 holes. He parred No. 11 and bogeyed No. 17.
Irishman Seamus Power is alone in second place at 64.
Former Augusta State golfer Mitch Krywulycz, who is coming off a second-place finish in last week’s event, shot 70, as did Stephen Poole
Of the other locals, Scott Usher had 71, David Robinson had 72, Alex Hamilton had 74, Brad Arrington had 75 and Henrik Norlander had 78.
Blanchard Park fields to close
The soccer fields at Blanchard Woods Park will be closed until Sept. 1 for maintenance and repair work, according to the Columbia County recreation and events department.
The field closures are needed to prepare for the fall sports season and the National Division II Soccer Championships to be held in December at the park located in Evans.
The park’s playground and cross country course will remain open.