Minor League Baseball
Augusta shuts down Charleston
In Charleston, S.C., Edwin Escobar had seven strikeouts in six innings, leading the Augusta GreenJackets to a 2-0 win over the Charleton RiverDogs on Tuesday night.
Escobar (1-0) allowed just two hits and didn’t give up a walk.
Shawn Payne drove in both runs for the GreenJackets, who have won three in a row.
Jags put end to four-game skid
In Due West, S.C., Kevin Dodson and Seth Foster drove in two runs apiece as Augusta State stopped a four-game slide with a 13-8 win over Erskine (24-16).
Clay Tucker was 3 for 5 with an RBI for the Jaguars (12-29).
• In Columbia, former Greenbrier star Nolan Belcher struck out seven in 5⅔ shutout innings to lead South Carolina to an 8-0 win over The Citadel (13-20).
Greyson Greiner had a grand slam for the Gamecocks (24-9).
• In Greenville, S.C., Jon McGibbon had five RBI, leading Clemson (19-14) to a 12-5 win over Furman (17-17).
• In Atlanta, Mott Hyde and Jake Davies drove in two runs apiece, leading Georgia Tech (20-14) to a 6-4 win over Furman (20-14).
Pacers fall short in PBC playoff
In Pine Mountain, Ga., UNC Pembroke defeated USC Aiken on the first playoff hole to claim the team title at the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championship at the Mountain View Golf Course at Callaway Gardens.
USC Aiken (295-287-290) and UNC Pembroke (288-291-293) concluded the three rounds at 872.
The playoff consisted of all five players on each team playing the playoff hole. The top four scores were then counted.
USC Aiken finished the playoff hole with three pars and a bogey, while UNC Pembroke had one birdie and three pars.
Matt Atkins (70-75-69–214). led the way for USC Aiken with a runner-up finish.
Flagler’s Joel Dahlenburg (73-67-73–213) claimed the individual medalist honors.
Gaines Milliner (73-72-73) and Taylor Welborn (76-69-73) tied for sixth place at 218. J.P. Solis (76-71-75–222) finished 13th and Hayden Letien
(77-77-77–231) tied for 39th.
USC Aiken will next wait to see if it gets an invitation to the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regionals, which will be played May 7-9 at Rock Barn in Conover, N.C.
Bulldog Club to hold its meeting
The Greater Augusta Bulldog Club will hold its annual spring meeting on April 17 at Julian Smith Casino.
Football coach Mark Richt will be the featured speaker.
A buffet dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6:30.
Tickets $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under are available at all Queensborough National Bank locations, Somewhere in Augusta and Surrey Center Pharmacy.
• Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney and basketball coach Brad Brownell will speak at the “Prowl and Growl” meeting April 17 at the Aiken Jaycee Building.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with a dinner at 6. The deadline to reserve tickets is Thursday. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children age 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are free.
To reserve tickets contact: Tripp Bryan at (803) 349-5301 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Spooky Weeks at (803) 649-5141 or email@example.com or Bryan Young at (803) 648-2672 or bryan young@