VALDOSTA, Ga. – The No. 17-ranked Lander men’s golf team finished sixth Tuesday in the three-day, three-round First Federal Southeastern Collegiate hosted by Valdosta State at the par-72, 7,363-yard Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
West Florida won the team title with a low 869, and was followed by: 2. Barry 883, 3. Lynn 884, 4. Florida Tech 888, 5. Florida Southern 889, 6. Lander 894, T-7. Nova Southeastern and Lee 895, 9. North Alabama 897, T-10. Rollins and Georgia Southwestern 907, 12. Flagler 914, 13. Saint Leo 918, 14. Georgia College 921, 15. Armstrong State 922, 16. Columbus State 924, 17. Valdosta State 927, and 18. Delta State 955.
Individually for Lander, Conor Richards (79-76-68) tied for 18th with 223, Michal Pospisil(73-77-74) tied for 22nd with 224, Michael Brodie (75-76-74) tied for 25th with 225, James Bartlett (72-80-76) tied for 40th with 228 and Jon Parker (76-79-74) tied for 44th with 229.
Clemson to add softball, eliminate women’s diving
CLEMSON — Clemson is ending its women’s diving program and adding softball, saying it is a rapidly expanding sport in South Carolina.
The school announced Tuesday it hopes to field its first softball team in 2020, depending on how fast a stadium can be built.
Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich says 13 Atlantic Coast Conference schools already play softball and more than 200 high schools around the state offer the sport.
Women’s diving finished its final season earlier this month. Radakovich says the athletes can transfer to any school they wish or can continue to get the same financial aid and academic support if they want to stay.
The Citadel scores record 34 runs against Winthrop
The Bulldogs scored the most runs in a game in program history Tuesday when The Citadel beat Winthrop 34-8.
Barrett Charpia, Johnathan Sabo and William Kinney combined to go 16-23 with four home runs, four doubles and 20 RBIs. Winthrop used nine pitchers and all but one, Riley Arnone, surrendered at least one run.
The Citadel raised its team batting average from.216 to.244 by hitting.607 against the Eagles.
Thirty-four runs is also the most scored in a game by a Division I team this season.
Mount St. Mary’s plays way into NCAA Tournament
DAYTON, Ohio — Diminutive point guard Junior Robinson fearlessly dribbled into the heart of New Orleans’ defense, pulled up and hit yet another of his oh-so-soft jumpers. This one decided a frenetic opening game for the NCAA Tournament.
The smallest player in Division I scored 23 points Tuesday night, including that go-ahead jumper with 1:27 to play, and Mount St. Mary’s held on for a 67-66 victory over New Orleans in the First Four.
Robinson carried the Mountaineers (20-15) to only their second NCAA Tournament win, making jumpers with so much arc they appeared to tease the ceiling.
The Mountaineers will head to Buffalo to play defending national champion and top overall seed Villanova in the East Regional on Thursday. They had a charter flight waiting after the game.
Price likely to start season on disabled list
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of his sore pitching elbow.
Starting the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contract, Price has not yet appeared in an exhibition game.
Boston had hoped for a formidable rotation headed by Price, Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and Chris Sale, acquired in December from the Chicago White Sox.
Price, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner with Tampa Bay, was 17-9 with a 3.99 ERA last year. He felt discomfort in his left elbow following a two-inning simulated game on Feb. 28.