Originally created 03/20/00

Overtime: Florida ends Gamecocks' win streak at 22



Florida exploded for 10 runs in the sixth inning to overcome a five-run deficit and end South Carolina's Southeastern Conference record 22-game win streak Sunday, 17-8.

The Gators (15-13, 2-4 SEC) trailed 6-1 after five, but sent 16 to the plate in the sixth. They only had five hits, but took advantage of five walks, a hit batter and an error to forge ahead.

Kurt Keene hit a two-run double in the sixth, and was 3-for-5 with five RBI to lead the Gators at the plate. Jason Dill and Kevin Estrada had three hits and two RBI each.

Drew Meyer led the Gamecocks (22-1, 5-1) with two hits, including a three-run homer. Brandon Pack also homered for the Gamecocks.

Brad Stockton scored from third on a throwing error by right fielder Matt McCay with one out in the ninth inning to give Georgia Tech an 8-7 victory and a sweep of a three-game series with previously unbeaten North Carolina on Sunday.

It was the sixth victory in a row for the Jackets (15-6, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Carolina fell to 21-3 and 0-3.

In other games: Augusta State, scoring four runs in the sixth inning, blasted USC Spartanburg 10-3 in a Peach Belt Athletic Conference game. JuJu Foreman hit a home run for the Jags, while Ricky Buffkin was 3-for-4.

Adam Swann's bases-loaded sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning scored Kris Edge with the winning run as Georgia completed a three-game sweep of Alabama 8-7 on Sunday.

TENNIS:

Alex Corretja, his game a model of consistency, took a methodical 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Thomas Enqvist in Sunday's Tennis Masters-Indian Wells championship match in Indian Wells, Calif.

In a tournament where favorites such as top seed Andre Agassi and No. 2 Pete Sampras fell by the wayside, the unseeded Corretja was steady if unspectacular in the title showdown against No. 10 Enqvist.

The title was Corretja's first since November 1998. He made it to three ATP finals in 1999, but lost each time. Corretja, the first Spaniard to win the tournament since Jose Higueras in 1983, earned $400,000. Enqvist received $211,000.

GOLF:

Andy Walters won the annual Mr. Perry Pro-Am on Sunday, shooting 78-77 -- 155 in the 36-hole tournament at The Club at Jones Creek. Rick Howard (84-74 -- 158) was runner-up.

Mary H. McEldreath won women's honors with 83-83 -- 166 and Jim Hilderbrand captured the Senior division with 78-80 -- 158.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

In the second day of spring practice, South Carolina coach Lou Holtz moved back-up quarterback Kyle Crabb to tight end.

After an off-day today, the Gamecocks resume practice Tuesday in full pads.

ROLLER HOCKEY:

The Wrath swept through the Roller Hockey of Augusta league playoffs with three straight victories, including a 5-0 triumph over the Whitesnakes in the championship game. The Wrath allowed only one goal in the three games while scoring 21.

BOXING:

Augusta Boxing Club fighters came away with five victories Saturday night in a club match against the Alpharetta, Ga., PAL.

Heavyweight Henry Atkins came away with a second-round knockout in the heavyweight division, while Mike Carter (147 pounds), Ben Esser (159), Ben Leverette (112) and Tyler Walls (139) all won by decision.

BASEBALL:

USC Aiken took the nightcap from Armstrong Atlantic State 13-11 to earn a split of Sunday's doubleheader to win the weekend series two games to one. It's the third straight Peach Belt Conference series win.

Armstrong won Sunday's opener 16-8 on the strength of six home runs.

BOXING:

The North Augusta Boxing Club sent five fighters to the S.C. State Golden Gloves championships in Sumter over the weekend and came back with five titles.

Terry Cade stopped Brandon Simpkins of Aiken in the 147-pound Open division in the first round by retirement and super-heavyweight Zaranton Bowles won over Steven Still when the referee stopped the bout in the third round.

Demetrius Jones won unopposed in the 165-pound class when his foe did not show and Cerinzio Williams became the unopposed champion in the 119-pound class.

Josh Durden won the 13-14 year, 106-pound Junior Golden Gloves title.

Cade, Bowles, Jones and Williams advance to the Southern Golden Gloves in Knoxville, Tenn., on April 12-15.