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Colleges

Jaguars beaten on road by Fleet

In Due West, S.C., Drew Willingham and Chase Corn each homered to lead Erskine to a 12-4 victory over Augusta State on Tuesday in baseball.

Willingham drove in three runs, while Corn knocked in two. Sam Cothran and Brandon Wooten also had two RBI each for the Flying Fleet (16-8).

JD Sabo had two hits, an RBI and scored twice for the Jaguars (9-14).

Augusta State starter Trey McAvoy took the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on nine hits in three innings.

• In Columbia, Max Schrock and Brison Celek drove in three runs each to lead South Carolina (14-2)
past USC Upstate 12-3 in baseball.

• In Athens, Ga., Georgia (8-8) scored five runs in the seventh inning and went on to beat Appalachian State 9-4 in baseball.

Brett DeLoach homered and drove in three runs for the Bulldogs.

• The Augusta State tennis teams swept Concord, with the women winning 9-0 and the men prevailing 8-1.

Basketball

Pacers are 20th in Division II poll

USC Aiken is ranked 20th in the final regular-season NABC/Division II men’s basketball poll.

It is the first national ranking for the program since the Pacers were ranked 23rd in the 11th-regular-season poll of the 2011-12 season on Feb. 14, 2012.

Golf

Waters Memorial to start Thursday

The 14th annual Kandy Waters Memorial Classic will be played Thursday through Sunday at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in Edgefield County.

The first tee time is set for 8 a.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

Among those in the field is 2012 NGA Tour Player of the Year Brandon Brown, who will be making his 2013 tour debut after missing the first three events because of an injury. Brown is scheduled to tee off No. 1 at 8:54.

Former Augusta State golfer Wallace Booth will tee off No. 1 at 9:12. Garland Smith, of Johnston, S.C., will tee off No. 10 at 9:30.

• The Georgia Regents Uni­versity Alumni and Friends Lauderdale Championship is scheduled for April 19 at Forest Hills Golf Club.

The individual entry fee is $187.50 for the open division and $100 each for the senior division (55-over) and women’s division.

Cost is $750 for the open team division and $400 each for the senior team and women’s team divisions.

Boxing

DeLoach winner in first pro bout

Augusta’s Justin DeLoach, a 2012 Butler High graduate, won his pro debut this past weekend.

DeLoach, who weighed in at 147 pounds, knocked out Sail Fernandez, of Los Angeles, in third round on Saturday at The Hangar at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Fernandez, who weighed 144 pounds, was also making his pro debut.

Iditarod

Two teams are in a tight race

In Nome, Alaska, 13 minutes. After mushing about 930 miles across the Alaska wilderness the past nine days, that’s all that separated the first two teams in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Mitch Seavey was the first musher into the checkpoint at White Mountain, 77 miles from the finish line in Nome. He checked in at 5:11 a.m. Tuesday, and Aliy Zirkle followed him at 5:24 a.m.

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