Tuesday, May 31
ATLANTA (AP) — Mallex Smith's three-run triple helped power the Atlanta Braves past San Francisco yesterday, 5-3. Mike Foltynewicz allowed just three hits and one run over six-plus innings and got the win for the Braves, who have won three of four.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves' Gordon Beckham made his first start at shortstop since last July, when he was playing for the White Sox. Beckham has started 11 games at second this season along with 10 at third, but shortstop was his original position -- including when he was a standout for the Georgia Bulldogs.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Georgia Tech is among the 64 teams that got spots in the 64-team field named yesterday for the NCAA baseball tournament. The Yellow Jackets are in the same regional as top overall seed Florida. Regional play opens Friday with a double-elimination format.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The SEC is holding its spring meetings in Florida this week. Among the major issues expected to get discussion is the use of satellite camps for recruiting. The SEC last year pressed to get a national ban on such camps and for a time got it, although the NCAA now is considering weighing changes to the football recruiting model that would include camps.