Originally created 04/10/00

Overtime: Jaguars take weekend set from Pacers



Augusta State took 2 of 3 from Peach Belt Athletic Conference rival USC Aiken during their weekend series, capped by Sunday's 7-5 victory at Jaguar Field.

The Jaguars (22-21, 9-12) were out hit 7-4 by the Pacers (25-21, 13-11), but were able to push enough runs across to make a winner of Matt Joaquim, who went eight innings and allowed four runs and struck out six.

Jason Basil drilled a three-run homer to lead Georgia Tech to a 10-3 victory over Maryland. Steve Kelly (4-2) got the win and Richard Lewis extended his hitting streak to 24 games for the Yellow Jackets (26-8, 9-2 ACC).

Marcos Rios drove in the game-winning run in the 11th inning on a bloop single as South Carolina beat Mississippi 7-6 to complete a three-game sweep. Clint Collins picked up the win for the Gamecocks (32-4, 12-3 SEC).

Jeff Baker, Henri Stanley and Mike Calitri each drove in runs in the third inning and winning pitcher Jerrod Schmidt homered to lift Clemson (28-7, 6-3 ACC) to an 8-4 victory against North Carolina State.

Karl Nonemaker drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning double as Vanderbilt rallied to beat Georgia 14-13. The Commodores took 2 of 3 from the 19th-ranked Bulldogs (21-13, 8-6 SEC) during the weekend series.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL:

Hundreds of Bob Knight backers gathered on the steps of Assembly Hall to voice their support for the embattled Indiana coach.

Knight, who did not attend the rally, is under investigation by the university following charges by former Indiana player Neil Reed that the coach grabbed him by the throat. Also, former player Ricky Calloway said Knight punched Steve Alford and slapped Darryl Thomas. Alford and Thomas say that never happened.

HORSE RACING:

Heritage of Gold took the lead with less than an eighth of a mile to go and easily held off Lu Ravi to win the $500,000 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark.

Heavily favored Beautiful Pleasure, the Eclipse award-winning champion of the Breeders' Cup Distaff in November, finished fifth in the seven-horse field.

Heritage of Gold had the advantage of a race over the surface, winning the $200,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup on March 19.