Tourists take it to GreenJackets
In Asheville, N.C., the Asheville Tourists banged out 17 hits against three Augusta GreenJackets pitchers en route to a 10-6 victory in Thursday night’s opener of a four-game set.
The big blows for the Tourists came from Juan Ciriaco and Dillon Jones, who delivered homers.
Tom Murphy added three RBI for the Tourists (4-4 in the second half, 42-34 overall).
Augusta (3-4, 41-35) also got homers from Charles Jones and Andrew Cain.
Future Lady Jag 4th in Columbus
In Columbus, Ga., former Lakeside golfer Eunice Yi finished fourth in the Women’s Top 60 Classic.
Yi, who was in second place after the first round of the 36-hole tournament, closed with 3-over-par 74 and finished at 5-over 147.
The incoming freshman at Georgia Regents University finished five shots behind winner Haley Austin, of McDonough.
Austin, who will be a freshman on the Mercer University golf team in the fall, rallied from three shots back after the first round to win by two shots. Austin shot 75-67 and beat Suwanee’s Mercedes Huarte (74-70) by two shots.
First-round leader Caitlin Watts, who opened with 72, shot 73 and finished third.
Former champion Laura Coble, of Augusta, finished in a tie for 15th place after rounds of 77-78.
Mary Helen McElreath, another Augustan, tied for 31st place. She shot 86-84.
• In Killington, Vt., Augusta Christian golfer Sarah Harrison finished tied for third in the Killington Junior Golf Championship.
Harrison shot 75-72-72 in the American Junior Golf Association event.
She finished two strokes behind winner Lita Guo, of Auckland, New Zealand.
Swainsboro race set for July 3-4
Swainsboro Raceway will be holding its Firecracker 100 on July 3-4.
On July 3, there will be qualifying in Crate Late Models and heat races in all divisions.
The finals in all divisions will be July 4. The winner of the Crate Late Models will receive $5,000.
For more information, go to swainsbororaceway.com.
Donovan among US team picks
Landon Donovan is getting a chance to earn back his spot on the U.S. national team.
The three-time World Cup veteran was picked Thursday for the 23-man roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup and can end an absence of nearly 11 months.
Defender Oguchi Onyewu, who hasn’t played an international match in more than a year, also was selected.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann omitted Carlos Bocanegra. The U.S. captain at the 2010 World Cup, Bocanegra was among 12 players cut from the preliminary roster announced May 31.
• In Istanbul, the U.S. was knocked out of the Under-20 World Cup in the first round, finishing last in Group A with a 4-1 loss to Ghana at Kayseri.
The American U20s were outscored 9-3 in the tournament, opening with a 4-1 loss to Spain then coming from behind to tie France 1-1.
The U.S. U20s have not advanced past the group stage since the 2007 team.
The Americans were knocked out in the opening round in 2009 and failed to qualify in 2011, leading the U.S. Soccer Federation to replace coach Thomas Rongen with Tab Ramos.