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Banana Split game postponed, will be made up today

Game No. 4 of the Winthrop baseball team's Banana Split Series has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The game will begin at 1 p.m. today. Game No. 5 will begin immediately after the conclusion of Game No. 4. Game No. 5 will be played until approximately 6 p.m., at which time it will be suspended until Sunday.

Game No. 5 will resume at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Game No. 6 will begin immediately after the conclusion of Game No. 5. All games will be 9 innings.

All game are open to the public, and admission is free.

• LOCAL RACING -- Cole Miktuk, 16, of Rock Hill won the pole and finished third in the 100-lap Late Model Super Truck finale Oct. 12 at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C., and won the divisional track championship.

Miktuk finished with five wins, 25 top-five finishes and 10 pole awards in 32 starts. The strong 2008 championship-winning season comes on the heels of his 2007 campaign, in which he won Rookie of the Year.

"It feels great," Miktuk said. "My team nicknamed me, On-the-Pole-Cole, and it was really cool to win those awards, but at Caraway it's a double-edged sword because the fast qualifier inverts to sixth place to start the race. So I always had my work cut out for me.

"We came to Caraway when I was 14 and set a goal for ourselves to go for Rookie of the Year and then follow it up with the championship, and we did exactly that. It was a great experience; it really helped me and my dad bond."

Miktuk's father, Mark, is the crew chief and spotter for the team. Other team members Mark Weinbach, Rusty Loggins and Tim Williams also were instrumental in the team's success.

An honor roll student in school, Miktuk has a Late Model Stock Car he's preparing to race as much as he can in 2009. He also hopes to compete in the USAR Pro Cup Series, and like any young driver, dreams of one day making it to NASCAR's top divisions.

"Winning this track championship is a great experience," Miktuk said. "But there's only so far we can carry this on our own. We're hopeful somebody will take notice and be willing to help out a bit so I can reach my dreams."

• PRO GOLF -- In Las Vegas, Marc Turnesa holed out from 159 yards for eagle on the par-4 18th hole to offset a 17th-hole double bogey and maintain a share of the lead in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Turnesa followed his opening 62 with a 64 to match Matt Kuchar at 18-under 126 -- one off the PGA Tour's 36-hole records for total score and relation to par. Kuchar had his second straight 63 at TPC Summerlin.

• In The Woodlands, Texas, Andy Bean hit all 18 greens in regulation and shot a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Administaff Small Business Classic. Bean has a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas and Joey Sindelar in the Champions Tour event.

• In Kapalua, Hawaii, Annika Sorenstam bounced back from a rough start and shot a 2-under 70 in the second round of the inaugural Kapalua LPGA Classic to likely make it to the weekend.

Making one of her last competitive appearances in the United States before leaving the tour at the end of the year, Sorenstam needed an eagle to get to 3-over 147 -- the projected cut with the afternoon groups still on the course.

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