Jackets fall to Braves in 14th
In Rome, Ga., Carlos Sanchez’ RBI single in the 14th inning lifted the Rome Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Wednesday.
Augusta (32-32) scored both of its runs in the sixth inning. The first came in on Rando Moreno’s fielder’s choice. Ryder Jones followed with a single for his 34th RBI of the season.
The Braves scored twice in the ninth for force extra innings.
Moreno and Brandon Bednar had two hits each for the GreenJackets.
Tuten has 65 in Columbus event
In Columbus, Ga., current Augusta City Amateur champion Shad Tuten shot 6-under-par 65 on Wednesday to take the first-round lead in the Southeastern Amateur at Country Club of Columbus.
Tuten, who is from Elberton, Ga., just finished his college golf career at Armstrong Atlantic State.
Mercer golfer Emmanuel Kountakis, of Martinez, a former Lakeside standout who is coming off a victory in last week’s Palmetto Amateur in Aiken, is tied for third place with 68.
Kennesaw State golfer Kelby Burton, of Evans, had 73 and Ethan Chamineak, of Thomson, opened with 76.
• In Jackson, Miss., Hunter Dunagan, of Martinez, opened with 3-over-par 75 in the Southern Junior Championship at Country Club of Jackson. He’s seven shots behind leader Will Dickson, of Providence, R.I.,
Jay Mobley, of Waynesboro, Ga., shot 77.
• In Canton, Ga., Megan Sabol, of Martinez, finished third in the Georgia Optimist International Junior Golf Championship tournament and qualified for the national tournament July 24-29 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Sabol, playing in the 15-18 age group, shot a two-day total of 159 at Bridgemill Athletic Club. The top four advanced to the national event.
• In Greensboro, N.C., David Watkins and Kevin McLister made it look easy in the first round of the Forest Oaks Classic.
Watkins, of Greenville, N.C., and McLister, of Charlotte, N.C., shot 8-under-par 64s to lead Ryan Nelson, of Charlotte, by one.
The going wasn’t so smooth for two of the three golfers with area ties in the field. Mitch Krywulycz shot 71 , but Matt Atkins and Chase Parker had 76s.
Hernton wins it in the first round
In Charleston, W.Va., Orlando Hernton, of the Augusta Boxing Club, advanced to the next round of the Junior Olympic National Tournament, winning in the first round by majority decision Wednesday.
Fellow Augusta Boxing Club member Doctress Robinson was eliminated, losing a split decision. Hernton and Desmond Lyons will fight today.
Gators assistant leaves position
Florida receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned, prompting coach Will Muschamp to turn the job over to former Gators standout quarterback Chris Leak.
Leak will coach receivers for the 2014 season.
Phillips said in a statement Wednesday that he stepped down for “personal reasons.”
• Louisiana State starting safety Jalen Mills has been indefinitely suspended from the team by coach Les Miles after the junior’s arrest on a battery charge early Wednesday morning.
A probable cause document states that a woman says Mills punched her in the mouth on May 4.
– From staff and wire reports
• Tony Scheffler is retiring from the NFL after suffering three concussions over the past four years, the tight end told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The Detroit Lions released Scheffler in October. He later had workouts with Chicago and Kansas City and says there was “moderate” interest in him as a free agent this offseason.
Denver drafted him in the second round in 2006 out of Western Michigan and traded him four years later to Detroit.
• The San Francisco 49ers are hoping a player who spent last season acting in a zombie movie instead of playing football can provide a needed upgrade to what was once a thin receiving corps.
Brandon Lloyd is showing in the first few weeks of offseason workouts in his second stint in San Francisco that he might be able to fill that role and give the Niners another receiving threat to test Super Bowl champion Seattle’s vaunted secondary.
Lloyd has been one of the big bright spots of the offseason so far for the 49ers, making the same type of highlight-reel catches that made him one of the league’s most productive receivers before taking a sabbatical last season to star in a direct-to-DVD zombie movie titled “After Effect.”
Track and Field
Felix is fast in 200 in Norway
In Oslo, Norway, Allyson Felix reaffirmed she is getting back to her best by winning the 200 meters at the Bislett Games.
Felix, the Olympic and three-time world champion, won in 22.73 seconds, ahead of Jodie Williams of Britain in 22.97.
Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast, expected to be Felix’s main challenger, could manage only fifth.
Tianna Bartoletta of the U.S. jumped a year-leading 7.02 meters to win the women’s long jump, Will Claye led an American 1-2 in the men’s triple jump, and Joe Kovacs won the shot put.