Minor League Baseball
Jackets capture series with split
In Hagerstown, Md., the Augusta GreenJackets scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning to beat the Hagerstown Suns 3-2 and earn a split in a doubleheader on Thursday.
Hagerstown won the opener 4-0 as shortstop Stephen Perez, the No. 9 hitter in the order, had a homer, a double and three RBI.
The victory in Game 2 gave Augusta a 2-1 series victory against the Suns.
Lions stay alive in SIAC tourney
In Ozark, Ala., Richard Racks’ RBI single in the ninth inning lifted Paine College to a 9-8 victory over Claflin in a losers’ bracket game in the SIAC Tournament.
The Lions (19-21-1) scored three runs in the ninth to take the lead. Dalton Self pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory.
William Gorman had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the Lions. Zachary Drummond had three hits, including a triple, and two RBI.
• Because of expected inclement weather, Augusta State’s home series with No. 22 UNC Pembroke has been moved up a day.
The teams will now play a doubleheader today and a single game on Saturday. Both will start at 1 p.m. at Jaguar Field.
Augusta State (10-34, 3-21 Peach Belt Conference) has lost 17 consecutive games and 23 of the past 24. After this series, the Jaguars will conclude their season with three games against Flagler from May 4-5 at Jaguar Field.
Deadline nears for junior event
Applications for the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, which will conclude at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2014, will close on Tuesday.
For more information about the junior event, including official rules, qualifying sites or to register, visit www.DriveChipandPutt.com.
Lady ’Cat to play in junior college
Laney girls basketball player Simone Smith has signed with Chattanooga State, a member of the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association.
In her senior year, Smith averaged a double-double this season as the Lady Wildcats made it to the Class AA state championship game.
• Cross Creek girls basketball player Breanna Bryant has signed with Central Georgia Technical College.
Bryant averaged double figures in scoring and three steals per game.
Salvation Army dinner changed
Terry Bradshaw has had to reschedule his appearance at The Salvation Army’s annual dinner that had been set for May 10.
The dinner will now take place Sept. 19, according to a news release Thursday.
“We do not have any details about the nature of the cancellation, but we do know that Mr. Bradshaw has canceled all speaking engagements throughout the month of May,” said John Sebby, Salvation Army Director of Development.
Bradshaw is a four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and an award-winning broadcaster.
The “Doing The Most Good” annual dinner will be held Sept. 19, at The Salvation Army Kroc Center. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Sebby at (706) 550-2796.