Lions top Tigers twice, now 2-2
Paine College’s Lions routed Voorhees College’s Tigers in a doubleheader Tuesday at Lions Field, winning the opener 12-4 and taking the nightcap 28-1.
The victories evened Paine’s record at 2-2.
In Game 1, Jerek Wright picked up the victory, going the distance. He gave up four hits and four runs while striking out 10.
Right fielder Trey Bailey had three hits and three RBI.
In Game 2, Paine shortstop Jeremiah Schaffer had three hits, including a homer, and seven RBI. Catcher DeMarqus Sewell had four hits, including a triple, and five RBI.
Pacers, Jaguars move up in poll
The USC Aiken and Augusta State women’s teams moved up one spot in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.
The Lady Pacers (17-2) are No. 5 this week and Augusta State (15-3) is No. 23.
USC Aiken was 2-0 since the last poll, including a last-second 56-55 victory over Augusta State.
The Lady Jaguars were 1-1 since the last poll.
• Former USC Aiken men’s basketball player Joel Gierbolini was recently the 15th pick in the 2013 Baloncesto Superior Nacional Draft.
Baloncesto Superior Nacional is the main Puerto Rican men’s basketball league. The league was established in 1929 and has 10 teams.
Gierbolini was the fifth pick of the second round by the Leones de Ponce, which has won 12 titles. The team is based in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
• Old Dominion University fired men’s basketball coach Blaine Taylor with eight games still remaining in the regular season.
Taylor has the most wins (239) in school history, but his team is 2-20 this year.
Braun used man as a consultant
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun said he used Anthony Bosch, the man who ran the Florida clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball, only as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year.
“I have nothing to hide,” Braun said in a statement released by his representatives to The Associated Press on Tuesday night.
Earlier in the day, Yahoo Sports reported the 2011 NL MVP’s name showed up three times in records of the Biogenesis of America LLC clinic. Yahoo said no specific performance-enhancing drugs were listed next to his name.
• Chris Carpenter, one of the best clutch pitchers in the storied history of the St. Louis Cardinals, might have thrown his final pitch.
General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny announced Tuesday that Carpenter almost certainly won’t pitch in 2013 and that his star-crossed career is probably over after a recurrence of a nerve injury that cost him most of last season.
Carpenter plans to seek further medical evaluation. But Mozeliak seemed resigned to losing him.
Nadal wins in return to court
In Vina Del Mar, Chile, Rafael Nadal won his first match Tuesday after being away for more than seven months nursing a sore knee.
The former No. 1-ranked Nadal partnered with Juan Monaco to defeat the Czech pair of Frantisek Cermak and Lukas Dlouhy 6-3, 6-2.
Nadal, whose left knee problem has lingered, had not played since June 28 when he lost in the second round of Wimbledon.
– From staff and wire reports