Originally created 02/19/01

Overtime



Augusta State made its first Peach Belt Conference victory of the season a major one, knocking off previously unbeaten and nationally ranked Kennesaw State 7-3 Sunday at Jaguar Field.

Augusta, which lost a doubleheader to Kennesaw State Saturday, is now 5-6 overall and 1-5 in conference play. Kennesaw, ranked third in the nation in NCAA Division II, drops to 8-1 and 2-1.

Louis Mackie had four hits and and Matt May and John Graham two each for the Jaguars.

Augusta starter Ricky Buffkin picked up the win, going 6ä innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out six.

Tavis Cummings continued his hot streak at the plate, leading USC Aiken to a 7-5 victory over Lincoln Memorial Sunday.

Cummings, who is hitting .565 this season, was three-for-four with a homer, double and single. Teammate David Gillespie also had a homer, his fifth of the season.

The Pacers, ranked 25th in NCAA Division II, lost the first two games of the series to the visitors Saturday.

Aiken improves to 6-3 while Lincoln Memorial is 8-3.

Andy Neufeld went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Rob Moravek allowed just one run in five innings as Georgia beat East Tennessee State 12-1 on Sunday in Athens.

The Bulldogs (2-0) scored eight runs in the second inning and pounded out 11 hits. Moravek (1-0) gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked one.

Bryon Jeffcoat drove in three runs with three hits as South Carolina beat Delaware State 12-2 Sunday to sweep a three-game series in Columbia.

South Carolina improved to 9-0 while Delaware State dropped to 4-3 on the year.

First baseman Michael Johnson drove in three runs and center fielders Cad Coder added two RBIs to lead Clemson to a 7-3 win over Richmond Sunday in Clemson.

Coder hit a single in the sixth that scored designated hitter Jarrod Schmidt and Johnson followed that with a two-run homer. Coder followed with a home run in the eighth.

The win gave Clemson (2-1) the weekend series over the Spiders (1-5).

Jerry Manuel won AL Manager of the Year after leading the Chicago White Sox to the AL Central title in his third season.

Chicago rewarded him Sunday with a contract extension through 2004 with a club option for 2005. His current deal ran through this year with a White Sox option for 2002.

TENNIS:

Martina Hingis won the $170,000 Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Sandine Testud, the 14th time she has played the Frenchwoman without a loss.

The top-ranked Swiss star broke Testud four times in a match lasting one hour.

Tim Henman, growing stronger as the tournament progressed, beat defending champion Andreas Vinciguerra 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to win the Copenhagen Open.

Vinciguerra, who lives an hour away in Sweden, had won nine straight matches on KB Hallen's fast indoor hardcourt, counting last year's tournament.

TRACK:

American record-holder Jeff Hartwig won the pole vault, while Olympic gold medalist Nick Hysong failed to clear a height for the second time this season at the International Superstars Track and Field Invitational Sunday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

While Hartwig soared 18 feet, 9¨ inches, Hysong missed three times at the opening height of 17-2. Hysong also did not clear the opening height at the Millrose Games in New York earlier this month.

One arena record was set at Northern Iowa as Aubrey Herring of Indiana State won the 60-meter hurdles at 7.66 seconds. The previous record was 7.75 by Herring in 1999.