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Four-run eighth propels Jackets

In Kannapolis, N.C., the Augusta GreenJackets scored four runs in the eighth inning to come from behind and beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 9-6 on Wednesday night.

Brett Krill, Eric Sim and Carlos Willoughby had RBI singles in the inning. Kelby Tomlinson drew a bases-loaded walk.

Kevin Couture (1-1) allowed two runs in two innings but struck out three and earned the win.

• In Columbia, Kyle Martin had an RBI double and Evan Marzilli drove in a run with a sacrifice fly as South Carolina edged Davidson 2-1.

Five pitchers limited Davidson to five hits as the Gamecocks improved to 34-11. Forrest Koumas (2-2) got the win. Matt Price earned his sixth save.

High Schools

Maultsby sisters to stick together

Twins Chelsea and Chasity Maultsby, two seniors on the Laney girls basketball team, signed letters of intent with Chattahoochee Tech on Wed­nesday.

This past season, the Lady Wildcats went 29-2 and advanced to the GHSA Class AA state semifinals for the fourth consecutive season.

Chasity, who is planning on majoring in criminal justice, said her time at Laney prepared her for the next level, with coach Otis Smart a significant help.

“He taught me to keep my attitude straight and listen,” Chasity said.

As for her sister, Chelsea is already thinking about her time and success with the Lady Wildcats.

“I reflect on it every day,” Chelsea said. “I’m going to miss my teammates.”

• North Augusta softball players Katie Shreve, a shortstop, and Rachel Gregory, a third baseman, signed with Aiken Tech on Tuesday.

Local Colleges

Pacers are fifth in regional poll

The USC Aiken baseball team moved up to fifth in the latest NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings.

The Pacers will close out the regular season at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Winston-Salem State.

• Three USC Aiken pitchers were selected to the Peach Belt Conference Baseball All-Academic Team.

Thomas McLeod (3.705 GPA) was a two-time choice, while Tyler Stephan (3.716) and Ryan Milewski (3.658) were first-time selections.

• USC Aiken’s Kayla Denham (3.425 GPA) was chosen to the Peach Belt Conference Softball All-Academic Team.

Golf

Ex-Jag one back in eGolf tourney

In Blythewood, S.C., former Augusta State standout Henrik Norlander shot 7-
under-par 64 and is tied for second place after Wednes­day’s first round of the eGolf Tour’s Columbia Open.

Norlander played Cobblestone Park Golf Club’s par-71 Garnet and Black course.

Canadian Nick Taylor shot 8-under on Columbia Country Club’s par-72 Ridgewood/Tall Pines course and leads by one.

Mitch Krywulycz, another former Jaguar, shot 5-under 67 at Columbia Country Club and is tied for 10th.

Former USC Aiken standout Roberto Diaz shot 4-under 67 at Cobblestone Park and is tied for 16th.

Scott Usher, another former Pacer, had 3-under 68 at Cobblestone Park and is tied for 28th.

Augusta’s Rob Bennett and David Robinson, of Sandersville, Ga., shot 1-over 73 at Columbia Country Club and are tied for 98th.

Aiken’s Stephen Poole shot 3-over 74 at Cobblestone Park and is tied for 123rd.

– From staff and wire reports


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