College Softball


Lady Jags make regional finals

In Dahlonega, Ga., Augusta State won two games on Saturday to advance to the championship game of the NCAA Division II Southeast Dahlonega Regional.

The Lady Jags, who lost their first game of the regional on Friday, won both games on Saturday by 5-1 scores – first over King (Tenn.) and then Columbus State.

The fourth-seeded Lady Jaguars (33-17) will face No. 1 seed North Georgia (46-8) at 1:30 p.m. today.

A victory by Augusta State would set up a rematch with the Saints at 3:30 p.m. for the title.


Minor League Baseball

Augusta drops its third in a row

In Hagerstown, Md., Steven Souza had two homers and three Hagerstown pitchers limited Augusta to four hits in a 4-1 victory over the GreenJackets on Saturday night.

Augusta scored its run in the fifth on a single by Charles Jones.

It was the third consecutive loss for Augusta, which drops to 12-15.



Oklahoman fires 65 to take lead

In Edgefield County, Ryan Spears overcame two bogeys to shoot 7-under-par 65 and take a one-shot lead after 54 holes of the NGA Tour’s Kandy Waters Memorial Classic.

Spears, a former Wichita State golfer who lives in Del City, Okla., offset the bogeys with an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole and seven birdies. He is at 18-under 198 at Mount Vintage Plantation.

Three players – Nick Rousey, Justin Martinson and Robby Ormand – are one shot back. Rousey had 69, Martinson 66 and Ormand 68.

Former Augusta State golfer Major Manning shot 76 and is tied for 52nd place at 217.

• In Blythewood, S.C., Jack Fields scrambled for a par on the 72nd hole to win the eGolf Tour’s Columbia Open by a shot.

The par, which came after a wayward drive on the par-4 closing hole, gave Fields 5-under-par 67 for a 19-under 268 total.

Fields, who was two shots off the lead starting the final round, edged three golfers by a shot – third-round co-leader Nick Taylor (70 on Saturday), Drew Weaver (68) and Joshua Brock (69).

David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., rode 65, the day’s low round, to a tie for seventh place at 273.

Former Augusta State star Henrik Norlander closed with 70 to tie for 11th at 274.

Mitch Krywulycz, another former Jaguar, had a final-round 74 to tie for 30th place at 280.


College Baseball

Razorbacks end Gamecocks’ run

In Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas banged out 17 hits in a 6-5 victory over South Carolina that ended the Gamecocks’ eight-game winning streak.

South Carolina, which had won 12 consecutive Southeastern Conference games, is now 35-12, 15-8 SEC).

• In Athens, Ga., Kyle Farmer’s RBI-single capped a two-run rally as Georgia beat Auburn 6-5 in 11 innings.

Georgia is 27-20, 11-12 SEC.

• In Atlanta, Buck Farmer had eight strikeouts in seven shutout innings of work as Georgia Tech beat Charlotte 9-0. The Jackets are 27-19.

• In Clemson, S.C., Clemson scored on a wild pitch in the 11th inning to beat College of Charleston 4-3. The Tigers are 27-19.

• In Statesboro, Ga., Christian Durdaller had a homer as Samford beat Georgia Southern 6-5. The Eagles are 25-23, 11-12 Southern Conference.