College Baseball


Lions beaten in SIAC title game

In Ozark, Ala., Jarius Brown and Kameron McCreless had two RBI apiece, leading Stillman (27-16) to a 7-2 victory over Paine College in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship game on Sunday.

Darren Stokes had two hits and an RBI for the Lions (29-22).

• In Atlanta, Spencer Kieboom was 5 for 5 with two RBI, leading Clemson to an 11-8 win over Georgia Tech.

Jason Stolz had a home run for the Tigers (26-19, 14-10 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Jake Davies homered twice for the Yellow Jackets (26-19, 10-14).

• In Baton Rouge, Justin Bryan hit two home runs and Georgia (25-20, 9-12 Southeastern Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over Louisiana State University.

Ty Ross had a homer for the Tigers (35-10, 14-7).



Narramore takes NGA Tour event

In McCormick, S.C., Chris Narramore, of Kingston, Tenn., shot 5-under-par 67 to win the NGA Tour’s Savannah Lakes Village Classic by three shots over Brandon Brown, of Shelbyville, Ky.

Narramore finished at 22-under 266 and won $28,000.

Brown closed with 66.

Zack Sucher, of Mobile, Ala., had the low-round of the day, firing 63 to finish third at 274.

Casey Johnson, of Martinez, shot 68 and tied for 19th at 280.

• In Greensboro, Ga., Travis Steed, of Macon, and Mark Sweeney, of Monroe, shot 66 to win the Georgia Four-Ball Championship by one shot.

Steed and Sweeney finished at 20-under 196 at Harbor Club.

David Noll Jr., of Dalton, and Mark Strickland, of Woodstook, tied for second with Ross Cothern, of Woodstock, and Randall White, of Canton.

Augusta’s Jeff Knox, paired with Macon’s Peter Persons, posted 65 and tied for ninth at 202.



Nadal captures Barcelona title

In Barcelona, Spain, Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times after beating David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 7-5 in Sunday’s Barcelona Open final.

The second-ranked Nadal’s 21st consecutive victory on clay followed up his eighth consecutive win in Monte Carlo, as Nadal won the 10th all-Spanish ATP final for a 48th career win.

The sixth-ranked Ferrer lost his fourth Barcelona Open final to Nadal, who saved 12 of 15 break points for a 34th consecutive victory at Barcelona.

• In Stuttgart, Germany, second-ranked Maria Sharapova cruised past world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 to win the Porsche Grand Prix for her first title of the year.

Sharapova lost to Azarenka in the finals of the Australian Open and Indian Wells this year, and had never beaten her rival in four previous encounters in a final.

• In Bucharest, Romania, top-seeded Gilles Simon beat Fabio Fognini 6-4, 6-3 to win the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.



American claims title in Ukraine

In Donetsk, Ukraine, American Paul Malignaggi stopped previously undefeated Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko in the ninth round to take the WBA welterweight title.

Malignaggi, the former IBF junior welterweight champion, improved to 31-4 with his seventh career knockout. The 35-year-old Senchenko dropped to 32-1.