Lady Jags fourth at Mount Vintage
In North Augusta, the Augusta State women are in fourth after two rounds of the Purdue Mount Vintage Invitational.
The Lady Jaguars posted consecutive rounds of 315. Coastal Carolina leads the six-team event at Mount Vintage Plantation.
Augusta State’s Casey Kennedy (74-72–146) leads the individual standings by a stroke over Iowa State’s Chonlada Chayanun.
Also for the Lady Jaguars, Natalie Wille (75-75–150) is in fifth place. In her second round, she had a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th.
The other counting scores for Augusta State were Marit Bjerke (84-84–168), Christine Duschek-Hansen (82-86–168), and Shannon Pak (86-84–170).
Stephanie Bennett (81-81–162) is playing as an indvidual.
The final round is today.
• In Kannapolis, N.C., Ryan Nelson closed with 5-under 66 and ran away with the eGolf Tour’s Irish Creek Classic.
Nelson finished at 14-under 270 to win by six shots over Jack Fields at The Club at Irish Creek.
David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., carded 68 and tied for 24th at 286. Former Augusta State golfer Wallace Booth shot 71 and tied for 27th at 287.
Jaguars, Saints split twin bill
Augusta State split a doubleheader with North Georgia at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Sunday, rolling in the first game 15-4 before getting pounded in the second game, 12-3.
Hunter Boose had four RBI for the Jaguars in the Game 1 win.
• In Savannah, Ga., USC Aiken split its doubleheader with Armstrong Atlantic State, as the Pirates took the first game 7-6 and the Pacers bounced back with a 12-8 win in the nightcap.
Chris Fritts was 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Pirates in the first game. JJ Loker had a home run for USC Aiken.
In the second game, Ben Donath was 4 for 6 with an RBI and Bill Gertenslager had three RBI for the Pacers.
• Claflin swept Paine in a twin bill at Lions Field, taking the first game 8-5 and the second 3-2.
William VanWinkle homered and drove in three runs in the first game for Paine.
• In Athens, Ga., Patrick Boling pitched six innings, giving up one run on six hits as Georgia claimed a 3-1 win over Liberty.
• In Blacksburg, Va., seven Yellow Jackets had multiple hits as Georgia Tech battered Virginia Tech, 14-9.
Daniel Spingola had three RBI for the Jackets. Kyle Wren, Matt Gonzalez and Mott Hyde each chipped in with two RBI.
• In Columbia, Joey Pankake and Connor Bright homered as South Carolina earned a 9-5 win over Rider.
• In Raleigh, N.C., Thomas Brittle hit a grand slam to lead Clemson to a 7-4 win over North Carolina State.
Verrazano takes Tampa Bay Derby
In Oldsmar, Fla., favorite Verrazano cruised to a victory in the Grade II $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby.
The undefeated 3-year-old was a heavy favorite going into the race despite never running the 1 1/16-mile distance before.
Verrazano passed Falling Sky near the half-mile mark and extended the lead to five lengths and easily coasted to the victory despite a late charge from Java’s War. The favorite paid $2.80 for the victory. Falling Sky held on for third.
• In Arcadia, Calif., Hear the Ghost rallied to run down Flashback and Goldencents in the stretch and win the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes by a half-length at Santa Anita.