Spring stats are due by Thursday
Individual player statistics for baseball and soccer are due by noon Thursday.
The Augusta Chronicle will publish a listing of area leaders in the following baseball categories: batting average, doubles, home runs, hits, runs batted in, on-base percentage and stolen bases. Pitching categories will be overall record, earned run average and strikeouts. Soccer statistical listings will include goals and assists, plus keeper categories for saves and goals against average.
Stats can be faxed to (706) 823-3408 or e-mailed to Wayne Staats at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacers fall three spots in ranking
USC Aiken is ranked 17th in the latest Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II poll. The Pacers, who have lost two of their past three games,
were No. 14 last week.
• Paine College infielder William Gorman was named the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference East Division Player of the Week.
In four games, Gorman was 6 for 14 with five RBI.
Lions starter Patrick Lillis was named the pitcher player of the week. He has six strikeouts in 12⅔ innings.
Paine is second at SIAC Classic
Paine College is three shots off the lead and in second place at the SIAC Classic at Jones Creek Golf Club.
Led by Carlos Solio, who shot 75 to take the lead in the individual standings, the Lions posted a team total of 338 in the first round of the two-day tournament.
Two-time defending champion Morehouse shot 335.
Also for Paine, Victor Tapia had 78 and is second, Patrick Mobley shot 88 and is 11th and Ralph Godbee shot 97 and is tied for 19th.
• The course at Royal Lytham and St. Annes has been lengthened by 181 yards for this year’s British Open, with all but two holes having been altered since the last time the tournament was held there in 2001.
Royal and Ancient Chief Executive Peter Dawson said the length of the course has increased to 7,086 yards, but that it will remain a par 70.
The British Open starts July 19.
Greenberg is out as Hokies coach
Seth Greenberg was fired as the men’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech on Monday, a decision athletic director Jim Weaver said he and basketball administrator Tom Gabbard arrived at last week as they assessed the state of the program.
The discussion came after a second assistant coach in two weeks, and the sixth in four years, announced he was leaving Greenberg’s staff, this time to take an assistant’s job at ACC rival Clemson. Associate head coach James Johnson, a five-year member of Greenberg’s staff, was offered a salary matching the one he was to receive at Clemson, but still declined.
“Coach Johnson came to my office Friday morning and told me that it had nothing to do with money,” Weaver said.
Greenberg spent nine seasons in Blacksburg, guiding the Hokies to a 170-123 record. They were 16-17 last season, just 4-12 in the ACC, and missed postseason play for the first time in six years.
• Miller Grove (Ga.) center Tony Parker announced his long-awaited decision Monday, picking UCLA over Georgia and several other finalists. The 6-foot-9, 280-pound Parker averaged 16.8 points and 11 rebounds per game this past season. He led Miller Grove to four consecutive state championships. He was one of the top remaining unsigned prospects of the class of 2012.