Minor League Baseball
Grasshoppers rally to top GreenJackets
In Greensboro, S.C., the Greensboro Grasshoppers scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-4 comeback victory over the Augusta GreenJackets on Tuesday afternoon.
Brad Vericker and Carlos Sosa both homered for Augusta. Caleb Salankey (4-3) pitched two innings for the GreenJackets, who committed three errors.
Augusta scored four runs in the first three innings but failed to push across another run the rest of the game.
Three Pacers earn All-Region honors
In Aiken, three USC Aiken players have been named to the ABCA Division II South Atlantic All-Region Team.
Second baseman Daniel Quartararo was selected to the first team, while catcher Robert Davis and pitcher Steven Dunham made the second team.
With his first team selection, Quartararo goes on the ballot for All-American consideration.
Erskine's Casey Smith took home player of the year honors.
- In Birmingham, Ala., Florida first baseman Matt LaPorta has been selected as the 2005 Southeastern Conference Baseball Player of the Year, league officials said.
LaPorta, a sophomore, led the conference with 23 homers and a slugging percentage of .742.
Bass will play for Newberry College
Curtis Baptist's Jessica Bass has signed to play softball for Newberry College.
The senior standout pitcher, who led the Independent School Association in strikeouts will receive a full scholarship to play for the Lady Indians.
Bass will sign her national letter-of-intent today in the Curtis Baptist Church library at 2:30 p.m. Newberry College softball coach Joe Elson also will be at the signing.
USC Aiken will host Alexander reception
In Aiken, USC Aiken will play host to a reception for new men's basketball coach Vince Alexander at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
The event will be held at the Etheridge Center on the Pacers' campus. Alexander comes to USC Aiken from Mansfield University, where he compiled a 89-74 record over six seasons.
Augusta FireBall to host skills workshop
The Augusta FireBall United soccer club will play host to a skills workshop at Patriots Park in Columbia County from 5-6:30 p.m.
Participation in the event is free with the donation of two canned goods to the Golden Harvest food bank. The workshop is limited to the first 100 reservations. For more information, call (706) 306-6235.
Injured Troupe plans to play '05 season
In Nashville, Tenn., Tennessee Titans tight end and Butler graduate Ben Troupe has a foot injury that might cause him to miss the rest of the off-season but should not affect his availability for the 2005 season.
Troupe was the Titans' top draft choice, and 48th overall, in 2004 and finished the season second in the NFL among rookie tight ends with 33 receptions.
- In Ashburn, Va., safety Cory Hall signed with the Washington Redskins after two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
Hall made 60 tackles in 14 games for Atlanta in 2004.
No. 1 seed bounced from NCAA tourney
In Athens, Ga., No. 1 Megan Bradley of Miami fell to an unseeded Marianna Yuferova, the 67th-ranked collegian, of Virginia Commonwealth 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the NCAA Women's Tournament.
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