Georgia Tech right-hander Cole Pitts continued his recovery from elbow ligament replacement (“Tommy John”) surgery on Saturday by giving up one earned run and three hits in 4.1 innings in the Yellow Jackets 11-7 victory over Notre Dame at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The appearance was the third of the season and the start was the second for the former Packer, who underwent the arm surgery last spring. Although he has no record, he has allowed three runs, just two earned, for a 2.18 ERA. He has struck out seven and walked just three.
Of this and that:
• Marin Hanna shot 84-79 and a final round 2-under 70 for the Mercer University women’s golf team in the recent Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational.
The sophomore former Lady Packer is coming off a fine fall season in which he averaged 77.18 strokes over 11 rounds, second-best on the team.
Mercer will play next beginning Friday in the Jaguar Invitational at the Forest Hills Golf Course in Augusta.
• Heath Lamb was second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.12 when the Columbus State men’s track team opened its season on Feb. 28 in the Cougar Invitational.
The following day in the Adonica Ferguson Relays in Columbus, the former Packer was on the first-place distance relay team, which turned in a time of 10:32.03. The foursome also includes Christopher Miles, Cody Mallchock and Cordaryl Whitehead.
Whitehead, Miles, Lamb and Tyler Sheffel finished third in the 4x800 relay with an 8:12.51.
Lamb was a member of the Columbus State 4x800 relay team that ran a school-record time of 8:00.82 on March 22, 2013.
• Aubrey McCarty pitched an inning in relief in Vanderbilt’s 16-1 win over Illinois State on Feb. 27, giving up a run and a hit while walking one and striking out two.
He also got his first collegiate base hit in the game for the defending national champions, who are 11-4 after falling 4-2 to TCU on Sunday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The Commodores will be back home in Nashville to face Quinnipiac at 6:30 p.m. today.
• Meagan May went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and three runs batted in North Georgia’s 6-0 win over Lincoln Memorial on Sunday in Dahlonega.
May has started all 20 games for the 16-4 Nighthawks and is hitting .415. She also is 10-for-11 in stolen bases.
The Nighthawks faced Catawba at home on Monday.
• Valdosta State’s John Fordham shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday in the first round of the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta.
Andrew Eunice shot an 82.
The tournament continued Monday and will finish today.
• McKenzie Blanchett shot 79-75-83 for a 237 for the Abraham Baldwin College golf team in the recent Doublegate Collegiate at Doublegate Country Club in Albany.