Grasshoppers down Jackets
In Greensboro, N.C., the Greensboro Grasshoppers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to come from behind and beat the Augusta GreenJackets 7-5 on Tuesday night.
Anthony Gomez drove in two runs for Greensboro.
Rafael Rodriguez homered and drove in three runs for Augusta.
• The GreenJackets will send six players to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.
Those chosen to play for the Southern Division are starting pitchers Chris Stratton and Martin Agosta, reliever Tyler Mizenko, third baseman Mitch Delfino, center fielder Jesus Galindo and shortstop Matt Duffy.
Along with the players, GreenJackets hitting coach Hector Borg will join three Savannah coaches to make up the Southern staff.
The game will be played June 18 in Lakewood, N.J.
Ex-area resident makes the finals
In Braselton, Ga., former Columbia County resident Ashlan Ramsey advanced to the finals of Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship on Tuesday at The Legends at Chateau Elan.
Ramsey, who now lives in Milledgeville, beat Jackie Rajek, of Suwanee, 5 and 4, in the quarterfinals. and Jessica Haigwood, of Roswell, 6 and 5, in the semifinals.
In today’s finals, Ramsey will play Ji Eun Baik, of Newnan. Baik defeated Amira Alexander, of Alpharetta, 4 and 3, in the quarterfinals and top-seeded Sydney Needham, of Villa Rica, 6 and 5, in the semifinals.
Needham advanced to the semifinals after topping defending and nine-time Women’s Match Play champion Laura Coble, of Augusta, 2 up, in her quarterfinal match.
Free clinic to be hosted by Spikes
NFL linebacker Takeo Spikes will play host to a USA Football FUNdamentals clinic for children ages 7-16 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Washington County High School in Sandersville, Ga.
The free, one-day clinic is designed to introduce children to football by teaching basic skills in a fun and energetic environment.
No. 1 Oklahoma captures crown
In Oklahoma City, national player of the year Keilani Ricketts homered and drove in four runs, Michelle Gascoigne pitched a three-hit shutout and top-seeded Oklahoma won the NCAA championship by beating Tennessee 4-0 on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the College World Series finals.
Ricketts drove a 2-1 pitch from Ivy Renfroe (22-5) halfway up the right-field bleachers for a three-run home run in the third inning and tacked on an RBI groundout in the seventh.
No. 7 seed Tennessee (52-12) managed just three singles against Gascoigne (19-3), who struck out 12.
President under fire steps down
In Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University President Gordon Gee abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to “those damn Catholics” at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.
The remarks were first reported last week by The Associated Press, and Ohio State at the time called them unacceptable and said it had placed Gee on a “remediation plan” to change his behavior.