RiverDogs rally to beat Jackets
In Charleston, S.C., the Charleston RiverDogs scored twice in the ninth inning to beat the Augusta GreenJackets 8-7 on Friday night in the opener of a four-game set.
Augusta had taken a 7-6 lead in the top of the ninth on Shayne Houck’s sacrifice fly.
Angelo Gumbs’ double tied the game and Jackson Valera delivered the game-winning single with two outs.
Augusta’s Andrew Cain had a three-run homer and finished with four RBI.
Burton moves up in state amateur
In Kennesaw, Ga., Evans’ Kelby Burton is tied for second place midway through the Georgia Amateur Championship at Pinetree Country Club.
Burton shot 1-under-par 70 on Friday and is at 1-under 141, three shots behind two-time winner David Noll Jr. (67-71), of Dalton. Chatsworth’s David Watts (69-72) is tied with Burton.
Nine of the 12 area players in the field made the cut, which fell at 153.
The other area players making the cut were Jeff Knox (70-73–143), Chris Waters (74-70–144), Austin Vick (73-74–147), Chase Parker (74-74–148), Brian Carter (78-71–149), Jacob Tilton (76-75–151), William Sigg (76-75–151) and Cody Shafer (72-80–152).
Missing the cut were Lee Knox (76-78–154), Davis Parker (83-73–156) and Evan Usry (78-78–156).
• In Kannapolis, N.C., Chip Lynn, of Lillington, N.C., has opened up a four-shot lead after three rounds of the eGolf Tour’s Southern Open.
Lynn shot 5-under-par 66 on Friday and is at 16-under 197. Three players are four shots off the lead.
Former Augusta State golfer Taylor Floyd shot 68 and is at 206. First-round leader Brandon Cobb, of Louisville, Ga., had 73 and is at 207.
After the completion of the rain-delayed second round on Friday, former USC Aiken All-American Matt Atkins and ex-Augusta State star Mitch Krywulycz missed the cut, which fell at 2-under 140.
Atkins, in his eGolf Tour debut, shot 68-73–141 while Krywulycz had 73-70–143.
Panthers’ T-shirt has wrong state
The people who print Carolina Panthers T-shirts for Nike apparently could use a geography lesson.
The Charlotte Observer reports that the sports apparel maker recently offered a black Panthers T-shirt which includes a blue silhouette of the state of South Carolina, the team’s logo inside the silhouette and the letters “NC” in the upper left corner of the silhouette.
A reader told the newspaper that he bought the shirt anyway for $32. The shirt no longer appears on the Web site.
While the team’s name is meant to encompass the two Carolinas, the Panthers play their home games in Charlotte, N.C., and their stadium is approximately 10 miles from the South Carolina state line.
Defender makes semifinal round
In Newport, R.I., two-time defending champion John Isner won the battle of the tallest players on the ATP tour, defeating Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) to advance to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
Isner, a former Georgia Bulldog who is listed by the ATP at 6-foot-9 but claims he is 6-10, won his 13th consecutive match on Newport’s grass courts, beating the 6-10 Karlovic.