Originally created 03/09/99

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BASEBALL:

USC Aiken's Pacers used an eight-run second inning to post a 14-7 victory over Southern Indiana in collegiate baseball action on Monday.

Pacers shortstop Nathan Grant set a school record for most doubles in a game with four. His feat also tied the Peach Belt Athletic Conference mark.

T.J. Harrington picked up his first win in three starts.

Erskine College visits the Pacers today at 5:30 p.m., while Southern Indiana takes on Augusta State on Jaguars Field at 2:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL:

USC Aiken's softball team defeated Queens College 9-4, Presbyterian 10-5 and Mars Hill 9-1 before losing 1-0 to Lander during the South Atlantic tournament in Rock Hill over the weekend. The Lady Pacers finished fourth and placed center fielder Sara Donnelly on the all-tournament team.

The Lady Pacers on Monday lost 6-0 and 3-0 to visiting Southern Indiana and are now 11-8.

BASKETBALL:

NCAA Division II regional champion Atlanta Christian College finished fourth in the national tournament in Oklahoma City last weekend.

Former Augusta Christian star Jeremy Gritton was named second team all-region.

FOOTBALL:

Georgia Tech officials said Monday that this season's home football game against Georgia will not be moved to the Georgia Dome despite some earlier discussions about a possible switch.

The Dome, the home of the Atlanta Falcons, seats more than 71,000. Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field holds 46,000.

The game is scheduled for Nov. 27.

"What started as an innocent conversation resulted in an overwhelming negative response from our students, alumni, season ticket holders and loyal fans," said Georgia Tech athletic director Dave Braine.

Carey Baker has been named assistant football coach at Georgia Southern University.

Head coach Paul Johnson said Baker, 31, replaces Joey Houston, who was promoted to full-time secondary coach after two seasons as a staff assistant.

Baker joins GSU after three seasons at Southern Missippi where he served as a graduate assistant handling the Golden Eagles' defensive line and secondary.

DRAG RACING:

The International Hot Rod Association Sport Nationals have moved from Ohio Valley Raceway to Carolina Dragway near Jackson, S.C.

Carolina Dragway owners Jeff and Kathy Miles have increased seating capacity and added other amenities.

The IHRA Sport Nationals will be held May 28-30. Details are to be announced.