Jags drop final game of season
Augusta State scored four runs in the ninth but left the potential winning run on base as Erskine held on to edge the Jaguars 8-6 on Tuesday in their season finale at Jaguar Field.
Drew Willingham went
3 for 5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs to lead Erskine (31-23).
Clay Tucker was 2 for 2 with two runs and an RBI and Jeff Rice was 2 for 5 with a run to lead the Jaguars
It was the final game for five Augusta State seniors – Caleb Saggus, Wilson Taylor, Rob Crosby, Chase Johnston, and Kyle Golden.
Saggus finished his career as the program’s stolen base leader with 83.
• USC Aiken freshman Will Tankersley has been named Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week for the third time this season.
Tankersley, a former Thomson standout, joins Armstrong Atlantic State’s R.J. Dennard as the only players in the conference to be named league freshman of the week three times this season.
Tankersley led the
nationally-ranked Pacers to a two-game nonconference sweep of 14th-ranked Catawba last week, hitting a team-best .571 (4 for 7) with two home runs. He had a slugging percentage of 1.429 and an on-base percentage of .625.
Uihlein to make NGA Tour debut
Rookie Peter Uihlein will make his NGA Pro Golf Tour debut in the Kandy Waters Memorial Classic, which runs Thursday through Sunday at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in Edgefield County, S.C.
The former Oklahoma State standout went 4-0 at the 2009 Walker Cup in the US team victory, won the 2010 US Amateur and played in the 2011 Masters Tournament.
The first round is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Admission is free.
Ex-Bulldog King let go by Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings released running back Caleb King three days after he was arrested in an alleged beating outside a birthday party last weekend.
Anoka County prosecutors’ spokesman David Cossi said the former University of Georgia player was released from jail on Tuesday with no charges being filed.
The case is still under investigation.
King was accused of punching a 22-year-old man and throwing him headfirst to the ground early Saturday. The alleged altercation began after the man allegedly teased the 24-year-old King about his resemblance to an unspecified celebrity.
Authorities say King denied assaulting the man and told detectives the man fell to the ground when King was talking to him.
Davydenko falls in Munich upset
In Munich, Colombian qualifier Robert Farah upset defending champion Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the BMW Open on Tuesday.
GPS undercuts previous theory
A Web site that tracks boats by GPS shows an American yacht that was destroyed during a Pacific Ocean race ended up on the rocky shore of an island off Mexico’s northern coast.
Investigators have not determined what happened to the 37-foot Aegean, but the GPS tracking potentially undercuts the theory that it collided with a large ship.
– From staff and wire reports