Originally created 04/25/06



GreenJackets lose another close one

In Asheville, N.C., Augusta pitcher Sergio Romo had a rare poor outing, giving up runs in the eighth and ninth as the GreenJackets lost another one-run game, 4-3 to the Tourists.

Mike Mooney's home run in the second gave Augusta (8-8) a 1-0 lead in the second, and Ben Copeland's RBI triple and Jose Yens' RBI single in the third made it 3-0. But the GreenJackets couldn't score again, and wasted a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the fifth.

Romo, who was sixth in the league in ERA entering the game, gave up a leadoff homer in the eighth, then a pair of singles and an intentional walk in the ninth before the Tourists got a sacrifice fly to win it.


Wilson takes over at Curtis Baptist

Bryan Wilson, an assistant coach at Augusta Christian for the past seven years, said Monday he accepted the head football coaching position at Curtis Baptist.

Wilson, who worked with linemen for the Lions, helped start the junior varsity football program at Augusta Christian and also coached girls track for four years. He will assume those duties, and coach girls basketball, next school year.

- Cross Creek senior quarterback Donald Hudson will sign a letter-of-intent with Brevard College (N.C.) today.

Hudson was selected as The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Georgia Player of the Year.

- Jeff Chrjapin, a 6-foot-7 forward from Clarks Hill, has committed to play Division III basketball with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

Chrjapin led the Georgia Independent Schools Association in scoring last season with 17 points per game.


Lawyer wants access to stripper's records

In Durham, N.C., the attorney for one of two Duke lacrosse players charged with raping a stripper demanded on Monday that prosecutors turn over the accuser's medical, legal and education records for use in attacking her credibility.

Kirk Osborn, who represents player Reade Seligmann, said the material will provide "rich sources of information for impeaching the complaining witnesses."

Osborn also asked a judge to hold a pretrial hearing to "determine if the complaining witness is even credible enough to provide reliable testimony."


Vanderbilt assistant is hired at Furman

Furman has named Vanderbilt assistant Jeff Jackson as it new head coach to replace Larry Davis, who left at the end of this season for Cincinnati.

Jackson, 44, of New York has been a Vanderbilt assistant for the past seven seasons. He becomes Furman's first black men's basketball coach.

Davis went 124-139 during nine seasons with the Paladins.

- Southern Methodist hired former national coach of the year Matt Doherty to try reviving a program that hasn't gone to the NCAA Tournament in 13 years.

Doherty, coming off a 15-13 season at Florida Atlantic, replaces Jimmy Tubbs, who was fired April 6 after two losing seasons and an internal investigation that uncovered NCAA violations.


USC Aiken stumbles in latest rankings

USC Aiken slipped two spots to 18th in the College Baseball Top 30 Coaches Poll released Monday.

The Pacers beat Belmont Abbey and North Greenville but dropped two of three games to Francis Marion last week.

It is the 10th consecutive week the Pacers (39-14) have been ranked in the top 20.


Wedges & Woods will hold demo day

Wedges & Woods driving range will be having a Callaway and Ben Hogan demonstration from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call (706) 854-0360.


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