Jags’ run ended by West Florida
In Louisville, Ky., Augusta State’s most successful season ended in the NCAA Division II semifinals Friday afternoon.
The Jaguars, who had a school-record 19 victories, were eliminated by the University of West Florida.
The Pensacola school blanked the Jaguars 5-0 and will take on Armstrong Atlantic State in the final.
Augusta State entered the tournament ranked 21st in the country.
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Jackets prevail over Sand Gnats
In Savannah, Ga., Jeff Arnold singled to lead off the ninth inning and later scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error as the Augusta GreenJackets edged the Savannah Sand Gnats 4-3 on Friday night.
Pacers’ season ends in quarters
In Simpsonville, Ky., second-seeded Nova Southeastern beat seven-seeded USC Aiken 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II national championship tournament.
Taylor Welborn was the lone USC Aiken winner. He shot 74, which included a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Cardinal Club Golf Course to beat Mitch Farrer by four shots.
The format of the match play was total strokes, not holes as is normally the case. Each of the five matches was worth a point.
• In Duluth, Ga., former Greenbrier golfer Chris Waters is in second place after the first round of the Georgia State Golf Association’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
Waters, who now lives in Athens, Ga., shot 4-under 67 and trails David Noll Jr., of Dalton, by a shot at Berkelely Hills Country Club.
• In High Point, N.C., former British Amateur champion Drew Weaver won the eGolf Tour’s Willow Creek Open on what once was his home course.
The former Virginia Tech golfer closed with 5-under-par 67 to finish at 16-under 200 for the 54 holes. He edged Jin Jeong (64 on Friday) by a shot.
Henrik Norlander had his best finish on the tour. The former Augusta State All-American closed with 68 to tie for fifth place.
• Paine College freshman Carlos Solis has been named as a finalist for the Collegiate Star Award by the Augusta Sports Council for its annual G.A.M.E.S. Awards Banquet on May 31 at Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.
Solis, who helped the Lions win the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, was named the SIAC’s freshman of the year, player of the year and tournament MVP.
• Highlights from April’s Junior Invitational at Sage Valley will be shown Monday and Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. each day on Golf Channel.
Patriots’ Doyle signs in basball
Westside’s Conner Doyle has signed a scholarship to play baseball for East Georgia College in Swainsboro, Ga.
Doyle a three-year starter for the Patriots, was an All-Region selection two years in a row.
• In girls basketball, Laney’s Katice Williams signed with Fort Valley State.
Gamecocks get split with Tigers
In Columbia, Christian Walker had a three-run homer as South Carolina rallied to beat Louisiana State University 5-4 in the nightcap of a doubleheader.
The Tigers won the opener 5-2.