Flying Fleet clip Lady Jags twice
In Due West, S.C., the Flying Fleet of Erskine College swept a doubleheader from Augusta State, 7-4 and 8-6, on Thursday.
Macy Terry had five hits in the two games for Augusta State, including a homer in Game 1.
The Lady Jaguars’ Lauren Yeargen had three hits in the two games, including a Game 2 home run.
Augusta State is 12-20.
• USC Aiken’s softball doubleheader with Shaw, scheduled for Sunday, won’t be played on that day.
No reason was given in the press release, and no make-up date was announced.
• In Hutchinson, Kan., East Georgia State College’s spirited run in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Tournament came to an end on Thursday.
The seventh-seeded Bobcats, from Swainsboro, Ga., lost 75-68 to undefeated and second-seeded Spartanburg Methodist College in the quarterfinals.
D.J. Felder led East Georgia (31-3) with 18 points. Jalen Nesbitt scored 18 for Spartanburg Methodist (34-0).
Camellia Classic announces date
Another tournament has set its date for the 2013 Regions Bank Amateur Series season.
The Camellia Classic will be played June 1-2 at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomson.
That leaves four more tournaments of the 10 in the series yet to set dates.
They are the First Tee of Aiken Invitational, the Augusta City Amateur, the Ping Regions Invitational and the Perry Watson Memorial.
The confirmed tournament dates are: the Sunbelt Nissan Golf Capital Invitational on April 27-28 at Mount Vintage Plantation; the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic on June 15-16 at Persimmon Hill Golf Club; the Goshen Golf Classic at Goshen Plantation on June 22-23; the Orville White Cup on Aug. 3-4 at Midland Valley Country Club and the Jones Creek Classic on Aug. 17-18 at Jones Creek Golf Club.
New No. 1 wins her first match
In Key Biscayne, Fla., Serena Williams routed Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-1 in the second round of the Sony Open.
This is Williams’ first tournament since she regained the No. 1 ranking at the Qatar Open.
Williams lost the Doha final to Victoria Azarenka but overtook her for the top ranking the week of Feb. 11.
Sloane Stephens was blanked in the first set but beat Olga Govortsova 0-6, 6-4, 6-4. Stephens is ranked 16th, the highest-ranked American after Williams.
Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, the defending champion, defeated Su-Wei Hsieh 6-3, 6-2 in the second round.
Rockets rookie on the road back
Rockets rookie Royce White said on Twitter that he’s returning to Houston at the advice of a team doctor, and his time with the Rockets’ developmental league team in the Rio Grande Valley might be over.
Houston’s first-round pick said Thursday: “Have been advised by our team physician it is most logical I be in Houston the remainder of the season. Thank you (at)rgvvipers for having me.”
A spokesman for the Rockets says White, whose acknowledged anxiety disorder has kept him from playing for Houston this season, is still on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers roster.