Jackets handed third loss in row
In Greensboro, N.C., the Greensboro Grasshoppers dealt the slumping Augusta GreenJackets their third consecutive loss, 2-1, on Wednesday.
GreenJackets starter Kendry Flores received the tough-luck loss, allowing two runs over eight innings, striking out seven.
Augusta third baseman Mitch Delfino went 2 for 4 with a home run, his second long ball in as many games and seventh of the season.
The Grasshoppers got four scoreless innings from their bullpen, backing starter Mason Hope, who allowed one run over five innings.
First baseman Viosergy Rosa homered for Greensboro, which was outhit six to three by Augusta.
Former area star wins match play
In Brasleton, Ga., former Columbua County resident Ashlan Ramsey defeated Ji Eun Baik, of Newnan, 7 and 5 on Wednesday, to win the Georgia Women’s Match Play Championship at The Legends at Chateau Elan.
Ramsey, who now lives in Milledgeville, went 1 up after the first hole. After Baik birdied the fourth hole to square the match, Ramsey claimed the next three holes to go 3 up through seven. Making the turn with a 3 up advantage, Ramsey won holes 10, 11, 12 and 13 to clinch the match.
In Ramsey’s five matches, she clinched each win without playing holes 15, 16, 17 or 18. The recent high school graduate only played hole 14 in two of her five matches: in her round of 32 match and in her quarterfinal match.
Ramsey will join her older sister, Taylor, at Clemson University in the fall.
Ex-Thoroughbred to conduct camp
Former South Aiken star Dekoda Watson, who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is holding a camp this Saturday at South Aiken High School, with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
The cost is $40. All proceeds from the camp help fund $1,000 scholarships at all seven of the Aiken County high schools.
There will be an auction and dinner the night before from 7-midnight at the Municipal Building in Aiken.
TNA to pay visit to Aiken facility
TNA Impact Wrestling will make a stop at the USC Aiken Convocation Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are available at the convocation center box office, online at www.USCATIX.com or by phone at (866) 722-8877. Tickets start at $15 and fans who purchase a $65 ticket will receive an early-entry autograph session with select superstars at 5:30 p.m.
TNA’s Christopher Daniels and Kazarian will be on hand at Direct Auto Insurance, 3555 Richland Avenue West in Aiken, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.
Goalkeeper Solo rejoins US team
Star goalkeeper Hope Solo is back with the national team.
Solo was one of 23 players chosen by coach Tom Sermanni on Wednesday to prepare for two games against South Korea. Solo has been out since having left wrist surgery in March.
Solo, who has 135 international appearances, will be available for both matches, her first time back with the U.S. women since February. The Americans will play South Korea on June 15 in Foxborough, Mass., and five days later in Harrison, N.J.