Originally created 05/18/98

Overtime: Sauls gets fifth complete game of year



Senior Clint Sauls, an Evans native, recorded his fifth complete game of the season to lead Georgia Southern (22-30) to a 2-1 victory against No. 2-ranked Miami (46-9) in front of 1,712 fans Sunday at Mark Light Stadium in Miami.

Sauls (7-6), who recorded his third straight complete game, gave up eight hits while striking out eight and walking three.

-- Milwaukee Brewers slugger John Jaha has been cited for drunken driving, authorities said Sunday.

The Brewers' first baseman also was cited for excessive speed and non-registration of a vehicle when he was stopped in suburban Elm Grove early Friday.

An officer clocked Jaha's 1997 BMW at 62 mph in 45 mph zone about 2:20 a.m. Friday.

Jaha refused to take a breathalyzer test, which is a violation in Wisconsin. As a result, he was required to take a blood-alcohol test. Those results won't be available for about two weeks.

TENNIS: The University of South Carolina tennis team won the 1998 Region II Championship Sunday by defeating third-seed Virginia 4-2. The win qualifies USC for the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga., beginning May 23. The last time the Gamecocks were in the championships was 1991, when they reached the semifinals.

USC is now 21-7 overall and 15-0 in Region II.

-- Conchita Martinez ended an 18-month title drought, winning the German Open on Sunday by stopping the surprising run of 18-year French qualifier Amelie Mauresmo in Berlin.

The little-known Mauresmo, who lost 6-4, 6-4, wasn't disappointed after the defeat, following a week in which she upset world No. 2 Lindsay Davenport and No. 3 Jana Novotna.

OLYMPICS: Despite the room-trashing in Japan by some Team USA players, participation by the NHL in the next winter games would be welcomed by the IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch.

"Too much has been made of the American players in Nagano," Samaranch said Sunday in Zurich, Switzerland, the site of the World Championships of hockey. "These were young players, things happen.

"We cannot approve of it, but you cannot condemn them to death. They were punished and now we have to look to the future."

AUTO RACING: Edward Basey of Evans won his fourth Late Model Sportsman feature of the year Sunday at Augusta Speedway.

In other races, Grovetown's Mike Thomas won the A Hobby feature, Karl Bliefuss of Grovetown the Street Stock feature, Columbia's Jim Mook the 4 Cylinder and Augusta's Kevin Bevill the V-8 Stock.