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Augusta claims win in Lexington

In Lexington, Ky., Augusta GreenJackets starter Martin Agosta struck out eight over five innings in a 4-2 win over the Lexington Legends on Mon­day.

Agosta allowed two runs on three hits as the Green­Jack­ets improved to 9-2 against the Legends this season. Augusta took three of four from Lexington to end its road trip.

Augusta’s Matt Duffy went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI. Mitch Delfino drove in a run for his 11th RBI in four games.

Golf

2 Jaguar women make tournament

The Augusta State women’s golf team failed to qualify for the NCAA Division I Tournament, but the news Monday night wasn’t all bad.

Senior Natalie Wille and junior Casey Kennedy advanced to the East Regional as two of six individuals to make the field. They will play May 9-11 at the Auburn Uni­versity Club in Auburn, Ala.

Eight teams and two individuals will advance to the NCAA Championship to be played May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

• Four people will be inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame next year, the Georgia State Golf Asso­cia­tion announced.

The inductees are Alan Chris­topher Borders of Wood­stock, the longtime general manager of the Atlanta Ath­le­tic Club; Robert E. Cupp of At­lanta, a renowned course architect; Franklin J. Eldridge of Valdosta, a lifelong amateur with an impressive playing résumé; and Stephen Keppler of Kennesaw, one of the most successful competitors in Georgia PGA section history.

The induction banquet will be Jan. 18 at the Atlanta Ath­letic Club in Johns Creek.

Colleges

Pacer softball gets 2 transfers

The University of South Caro­lina Aiken softball team will be joined by two Aiken Tech transfers next year.

Infielder Ashley Metts was named the 2013 Na­tional Junior College Athletic Asso­ciation Region X Player of the Year. Infielder Samantha Chubb earned 2013 NJCAA Region X second-team honors. Aiken Tech finished this season 37-22.

Tom Mudrak, a former Lake­side player, has been named the 2013 South­East­ern La­crosse Conference De­fensive Player of the Year. Mud­rak, who plays for Ken­nesaw State, was named to the all-conference first team for the third time.

College Football

Top running back suspended at LSU

LSU has indefinitely suspended leading running back Jeremy Hill after his weekend arrest in a bar fight near campus.

Hill was already on probation after pleading guilty in January 2012 to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile. After Saturday’s incident, he was charged with simple battery, also a misdemeanor.

Coach Les Miles said he would let the case “play out through the legal system” before commenting further.

Horse Racing

Baffert won’t run horse in Derby

Bob Baffert won’t be saddling a horse in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby for the first time since 2008.

The Hall of Fame trainer said Monday that Govenor Char­lie would not run. His other possibility, Code West, also won’t compete at Church­ill Downs.

Baffert has won the Derby three times, but not since 2002.

– From staff and wire reports


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Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
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