USC Aiken earns split on the road
In Montevallo, Ala., Branden Millhouse led No. 6 USC Aiken to a 10-6 victory that salvaged a split of a doubleheader with Montevallo on Friday night.
Millhouse had three hits and three RBI and Bill Gerstenslager added two hits for the Pacers, who lost the opener 12-10.
In the opener, Montevallo had 18 hits against four USC Aiken pitchers.
USC Aiken is now 27-6.
• In Young Harris, Ga., runs continue to be in short supply for Augusta State, which lost to Young Harris 15-0 in a Peach Belt Conference game.
The Jaguars lost their previous game, 4-1, in 10 innings to USC Aiken, on Wednesday night.
On Friday, Young Harris starter Adam Moore went the distance, limiting Augusta State to six hits while striking out six.
Jeff Rice had two of the hits for the Jaguars (10-23, 3-13 Peach Belt Conference).
Young Harris (13-15, 3-13 PBC) iced the game with a 10-run sixth inning.
Lady Pacers get sweep of Braves
In Pembroke, N.C., USC Aiken took a doubleheader from the UNC Pembroke Braves, 13-3 and 6-5.
In Game 1, Taylor Morgan pitched a complete game, striking out three. She was backed by Victoria Burkett (three hits, three RBI) and Kaitlyn White (three hits).
In Game 2, Lindsey Jones had two hits and two RBI to lead the Lady Pacers, who won their 20th game against 14 losses and a tie.
White and Burkett also had two hits for USC Aiken.
• In Columbus, Ga., Columbus State swept a doubleheader from Augusta State, limiting the Lady Jaguars to two hits in the games, both by Molly Walton.
The Cougars won the opener 3-1 and took the nightcap 11-0 in a game called after five innings.
In Game 1, Walton broke up Mollie Russell’s no-hitter with a single in the sixth inning. Russell struck out seven batters and didn’t issue a walk.
The Lady Jaguars scored their run in the fourth inning, when the Lady Cougars committed three errors.
In Game 2, Walton had her single in the first inning.
Augusta State is now 14-22. Columbus State improves to 29-11.
Evans sweeper signs with Lions
Evans High’s Jeung Won Montoya will attend Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga., on a soccer scholarship next year.
The Knights’ sweeper signed the paperwork Friday in the Evans media center to join the Lions, who play in the Southern States Athletic Conference.
Montoya will join an NAIA team that went 10-8-2 last season and made it to the region semifinals.
Sullivan is up by 4 in eGolf event
In Southport, N.C., Ryan Sullivan had only nine pars on his scorecard, but his 1-under-par 71 gave him a four-shot lead after 54 holes of the eGolf Tour’s Championship at St. James Plantation.
Sullivan had five birdies and four bogeys to go with his nine pars. He opened with 72-68 and is 5-under 211 at the Reserve Club at St. James Plantation.
Four players are four shots behind the former UNC Wilmington golfer. They are Mikel Martinson (72 on Friday), Peter Malnati (72), Harold Varner (74) and Timothy Madigan (76).
Aiken’s Stephen Poole shot 76 and is tied for 27th place at 272.