Originally created 03/11/01

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Rhett Parrott allowed one run and four hits over eight innings and Jon Henry Kail homered and drove in two runs to lead top-ranked Georgia Tech over North Carolina State 5-1 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday in Atlanta.

Parrott (4-1) gave up all singles while issuing three walks and fanning five. Jeff Watchko worked a scoreless ninth for the Yellow Jackets (13-4, 1-1)

Bryan Moore drew a bases-loaded walk off Jeremy Brown in the 11th inning to break a 3-3 tie as LSU went on to a 5-3 victory that snapped Georgia's seven-game winning streak on Saturday, in Athens.

Two Clemson pitchers held Ohio University to two hits as the Tigers beat the Bobcats 5-2 on Saturday in Clemson.

Clemson (9-4) used a three-run second inning to jump to a 4-0 lead. A grounder by Ryan Riley got past shortstop Kevin Gandee, allowing two of the runs to score.

Starter Steve Reba (3-0) got the win for Clemson, striking out eight over seven innings. Matt Henrie picked up his second save, allowing one hit over two innings.

A two-run homer by Tim Whitaker and strong pitching from starter Gary Bell led South Carolina past Arkansas 7-4 on Saturday in Columbia.

South Carolina (15-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 2-1 going into the bottom of the fourth before Tripp Kelly led off with his third home run of the season. A sacrifice fly by Bryon Jeffcoat later in the inning put the Gamecocks ahead for good at 3-2.

Tavis Cummings led the way as USC Aiken swept a doubleheader from ninth-ranked Lander Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak for the Pacers.

Aiken won both games 5-4.

In the two Peach Belt Conference games, Cummings had a pair of homers and seven RBI. Aiken is now 11-11 overall, 5-7 in the conference. Lander is 14-8 and 10-5.

GOLF:

North Augustans Wesley Carter and Scott Brown, along with Ryan Smith of Lincolnton, Ga., earned spots in the 17-18 year-old age group in the U.S. finals of the World Junior Golf Cup on Saturday.

In a regional qualifier at Midland Valley Country Club in Graniteville, S.C., Carter shot a 1-under-par 70 and Brown and Smith tied for second place with 78s. The U.S. finals will be held June 24-27 at Disney World's Palms Course. The top five golfers from each age group in the U.S. finals advance to the grand finale in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Georgia Tech shot a 10-under 279 Saturday and leads Clemson by nine shots entering today's final round of the Las Vegas Intercollegiate.

Augusta's John Engler is Clemson's top golfer through 36 holes. After rounds of 70-72-142, Engler is second in the medalist race, six shots behind Arizona State's Jeff Quinney.

MOTORCYCLES:

Colton LaFon of Edgefield, S.C., won the junior/senior class of the All Harley Drag Race Association race at the Bike Week Nationals at Orlando Speed World last week.

LaFon, who represents Thunder Cycles, was the No. 1 qualifier and also won on the eliminations round.

HORSE RACING:

Sweeping past the leaders with an explosive move on the turn for home, Monarchos took control in the stretch and won the $1 million Florida Derby on Saturday in Hallandale Beach to stamp himself a top Kentucky Derby contender.

Monarchos cruised to a 41/2-length victory over Outofthebox, and is unbeaten in three starts this year. As a 2-year-old, Monarchos was winless in two starts.