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.
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.
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.
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.
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