Jackets fail to hold lead again
In Savannah, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets couldn’t hold a lead against the Savannah Sand Gnats for the second consecutive night, and now need a win today to avoid a four-game series sweep.
On Saturday, Savannah scored two runs in the ninth inning to beat Augusta 2-1. In Friday’s game, the Sand Gnats rallied to win 6-5.
(26-22) scored their run on Saturday in the sixth inning on Ben Turner’s single. It held up until the ninth when the Sand Gnats roughed up Tyler Mizenko, who entered the game at the start of the inning.
Jeff Glenn’s RBI single tied the game and Phillip Evans won it with a two-out walk-off RBI single.
Savannah has won the first three games of the series. The finale starts at 2:05 p.m. today.
Men’s College Lacrosse
Orange, Devils to meet for title
In Philadelphia, Derek Maltz scored with 19.2 seconds left to give Syracuse a 9-8 victory against Denver in the NCAA semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Orange (16-3) didn’t hold a lead until Maltz scored.
Syracuse advances to Monday’s championship game for the first time since 2009 against Duke, another perennial lacrosse power. The Blue Devils beat Cornell 16-14 in the other semifinal.
Duke broke open what had been a close game by outscoring Cornell (14-6) 7-1 in the third quarter to wipe out a 5-2 deficit.
Dream open up with an easy win
In Atlanta, Tiffany Hayes scored 21 points and Sancho Lyttle added 18 points and 10 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Tulsa Shock 98-81 in the opener for both teams.
Rookie point guard Skylar Diggins, the WNBA’s third overall draft pick, finished with 15 points.
Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry, the league’s leading scorer last year, finished with 16 points.
Montanes takes his sixth victory
In Nice, France, Albert Montanes, of Spain, won his sixth title by defeating French wild-card entry Gael Monfils 6-0, 7-6 (3) in the final of the Nice Open.
• In Strasbourg, France, third-seeded Alize Cornet, of France, beat Lucie Hradecka, of the Czech Republic, 7-6 (4), 6-0 to win the Strasbourg International final.
• In Brussels, Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, beat Peng Shuai, of China, 6-2, 7-5 to win the Brussels Open.
Track and Field
Sprinter reaches his three goals
In New York, Tyson Gay accomplished all his goals at the Adidas Grand Prix: He won, put his body through the grind of rounds – and stayed injury-free.
On a cold, rainy afternoon, the American-record holder eased to victory in the 100 meters, finishing in 10.02 seconds into a headwind. He appeared to slow down a bit at the end but still beat countryman Ryan Bailey by .13.
Olympic gold medalist David Rudisha won the 800 in 1:45.14 – well off his world record of 1:40.91, but about what he expected considering the weather. Two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica took first in the 200 in 22.53 seconds.
Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, recovering from toe surgery, pulled out after deciding her foot wasn’t ready to return to competition.