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Minor League Baseball

Jackets salvage split with Drive

In Greenville, S.C., Eric Sim and Charles Jones went deep as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Greenville Drive 10-6 on Sunday to salvage a split of the four-game series.

Joseph Rapp had a pair of doubles and four RBI for the GreenJackets. Jesus Galindo was 2 for 3 with two walks and four stolen bases, giving him 23 steals on the season.

Augusta starting pitcher Jose Reyes lasted only ⅓ of an inning. He gave up four runs, including a leadoff homer to Mookie Betts.

Brandon Farley (3-0) replaced Reyes and allowed one run in 3⅔ innings to get the win.

Pat Light (1-3) gave up eight runs on nine hits in 3⅓ innings for Greenville.

College Baseball

Pacers will face ’Cats in opener

USC Aiken will be the No. 2 seed in the Southeast Regional of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Mount Olive is the top seed and will play host to the regional.

The Pacers (41-11) will face Peach Belt Conference foe Georgia College and State in their opener. Time and dates have yet to be determined.

In the other regional matchups, Mount Olive will face sixth-seeded Lincoln Memorial and No. 3 seed Armstrong Atlantic State will face No. 4 seed Coker.

• In Columbia, Graham Saiko had two RBI, Brison Celek drove in two more and South Carolina romped to an 8-3 win over Georgia in a testy series finale Sunday.

Joey Pankake was 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Gamecocks, who capped off a three-game sweep.

Hunter Cole drove in a pair of runs for the Bulldogs.

• In Atlanta, Zane Evans singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning, giving Georgia Tech a 9-8 win over North Carolina.

Mott Hyde homered for the Yellow Jackets, who took two of three in the series.

• In Clemson, S.C., Tyler Krieger and Maleeke Gibson had two RBI apiece to lead Clemson to an 11-6 win over Georgia Southern that gave the Tigers a sweep.

Robbie Dodd had three hits and two RBI for the Eagles.

Golf

Lions end event in seventh place

In Port St. Lucie, Fla., Paine College finished seventh in the Division II portion of the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship.

Carlos Solis and Victor Tapia had 77s for the Lions, who posted 336 in the final round to finish at 988 for the tournament. Lincoln finished at 898 to win the D-II title at PGA Golf Club.

The Bethune-Cookman men and women swept the Division I titles.

Track and Field

Aquinas runner finishes fourth

In Albany, Ga., Aquinas’ Shannon Fair finished fourth in the Class A Private 1,600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 14 seconds at the GHSA Girls State Meet over the weekend.

Naomi Grand Pierre, of Whitfield, won in 5:05.

Swimming

Ervin prevails in 100 free at meet

In Charlotte, N.C., Anthony Ervin completed a strong weekend at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte by defeating a competitive field in the 100-meter freestyle that included former Olympians Cullen Jones, Ricky Berens and Garrett Weber-Gale.

Ervin finished in 49.14 to beat out Berens and Michael Klueh. Weber-Gale was fifth and Jones seventh.


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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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