Minor League Baseball
Jackets manage split on the road
In Charleston, S.C., Joseph Rapp and Martin Agosta helped the Augusta GreenJackets earn a split in a doubleheader with the Charleston RiverDogs on Thursday night.
In the nightcap, Rapp had a run-scoring double in the sixth inning and Agosta (7-2) went seven innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven in a 1-0 victory. Steven Okert and Stephen Johnson each went an inning, preserving the shutout for the GreenJackets (36-29), who have won four of their past five games.
Augusta lost the opener in 18 innings in the completion of a suspended game earlier in the season. The RiverDogs’ Ben Paullus scored the winning run on catcher Eric Sims’ throwing error.
Vandals damage Howard’s Rock
Howard’s Rock, one of the iconic fixtures in college football, was vandalized on June 2 or 3, according to a police report ESPN.com obtained from the Clemson University Police Department.
According to the report, Lt. Gary Leslie arrived at Memorial Stadium at 2:30 p.m. on June 3 and found “a large piece of the rock was missing.”
Leslie reported that the plastic protective cover over the rock was sitting on the ground near the gate and that police were able to get a partial print off the pedestal.
He estimated the damage to be $500, but the total damage is still pending, as is the investigation.
“It is very disappointing that someone would disrespect our unique tradition to this extent,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement. “It is one of the iconic images of the game. I am sure Clemson police will investigate this thoroughly and hold the person accountable for this behavior.”
Former Jaguar Can is one back
In Gordonsville, Va., former Augusta State golfer Tarik Can is one shot off the lead in the eGolf Tour’s darkness-delayed Spring Creek Classic.
Can has shot 67-70 and trails Paul Ferrier, who has fired a pair of 68s.
Augusta’s Rob Bennett is at 72-73–145.
Former Augusta State player Mitch Krywulycz, who opened with 73, was among the players who did not complete their second round before it was suspended by darkness. They will finish this morning, and the 36-hole cut will be made to the low 43 and ties.
• In Wichita, Kan., Alex Prugh had six birdies and an eagle in a round of 8-under-
par 63 to take a two-shot lead over Mike Lavery in the Web.com Tour’s Air Capital Classic.
Augusta’s Scott Parel opened with 69 and Aiken’s Kevin Kisner had 70.
• In Saint-Omer, France, Tjaart Van der Walt shot 4-under-par 67 in windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead over Victor Riu in the European Tour’s Najeti Hotels Open.
Former Augusta State golfer Jamie Elson opened with 75. Oliver Wilson, another ex-Jaguar, struggled to 81.
Little League Baseball
Masters City is in the sectionals
The Masters City Little League Rookie Division All-Stars (ages 7-8) compete today in sectionals in East Athens, Ga. If the team wins sectionals, it will advance to the state tournament.
Masters City won the state’s first District 6 title Tuesday.
The team went undefeated in the district tournament, rallying from a one-run deficit in the final inning to defeat Washington-Wilkes in the championship game.