Lynx jump ahead early to top Grrrowl
In Greenville, S.C., Jay Latulippe stepped into the lineup for the Augusta Lynx and provided a goal and an assist in the first period as the Lynx scrapped and battled their way to a 3-2 win over the Grrrowl on Saturday afternoon.
Brian Passmore got the eventual game-winner with a short- handed tally in the second period. Jason Wolfe stopped 28 shots for the victory.
The Lynx return home today for a 4:05 p.m. game against Pensacola.
Lady Jags improve but remain eighth
In Blythewood, S.C., Augusta State improved its team score by 22 strokes but still remains in eighth place after the second round of the Lady Gamecock Classic.
Augusta State shot 292 and has a two-day total of 696. The Jaguars were led by Lauren Smith's 71, which has her tied for ninth in the individual race, and Garrett Phillips' 71, which has her tied for 12th. Kristen Bragg is tied for 34th after 76 and Emilie Geury is in 54th after 80.
Auburn broke the tournament's single-round scoring record to boost itself into first with a 10-under-par 278.
Aiken's Whitney Simons, playing for South Carolina, shot 72 for a two-day total of 149 and is tied for 15th.
Jaguars rally twice in doubleheader
Augusta State battled back from early deficits in both games to claim a doubleheader sweep over Adelphi.
The Jaguars (7-12) rallied for a 12-11 win in Game 1 thanks to a RBI single in the bottom of the ninth by freshman third baseman Jorge Virguez. The game featured 30 combined hits and eight pitchers.
Augusta State fell behind early again in Game 2 when junior starter Dustin Taylor allowed three first-inning runs. The Jaguars answered with a seven-spot in the bottom half of the inning and went on to a 15-6 victory.
- USC Aiken (17-6, 3-3) salvaged a doubleheader split with No. 1 Georgia College & State in the bottom of the ninth of Game 2.
Montoya Young scored the winning run on a wild pitch for a 3-2 win in Game 2.
The first game went horribly for the No. 13 Pacers, who gave up 21 hits in a 15-7 loss to the Bobcats (20-3, 5-1).
The win kept alive the Pacers' streak of never having been swept at home in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader. It also ended the Bobcats' 15-game winning streak.
- In Columbia, Jon Willard drove in three runs as South Carolina beat Quinnipiac, 12-0.
The Gamecocks (12-2) used six pitchers to hold the Bobcats (0-2) to six hits.
- In Atlanta, Mike Trapani's two-out eighth-inning run- scoring single capped a three-run comeback and led unbeaten Georgia Tech to a 7-6 victory over Virginia.
Tech's 16th consecutive victory to start the season is the second-best in school history, trailing only the 2003 squad that started 17-0.
- In Clemson, S.C., Erik Morrison's two-run double in the seventh gave Kansas the lead for good in a 6-5 win over Clemson.
Three-time champ pulls into the lead
In Ruby, Alaska, the team of three-time Iditarod winner Jeff King pulled to the front of the field after leaving the Yukon River town of Galena.
King took the lead from Paul Gebhardt, who halted his dogs in Galena for a mandatory 24-hour rest after leading since the halfway point, about 140 miles earlier in Cripple. Every other musher in the top half of the 76-team field has taken the day-long break, and many expect to pass Gebhardt in Galena.
Meanwhile, Iditarod officials said a second dog in the race died Saturday morning between the checkpoints of Cripple and Ruby. A necropsy was planned to determine what caused the death of the 3-year-old male named Bear from the team of musher David Sawatzky.