MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) - Both regular season matchups between Mercer and Lipscomb were close games and the first round of the A-Sun Tournament proved no different.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is expected to miss at least a week after injuring his right knee.
Freeman's kneecap popped out of place Tuesday attempting to field a low throw during an infield drill. The team says the knee is stable and he had a similar injury in the minors two years ago. Freeman missed about a week the last time.
The Braves already are dealing with pitcher Tommy Hanson sustaining a concussion in a wreck and utility infielder Jack Wilson being out up to six weeks with a strained calf muscle. Also, pitcher Tim Hudson will probably miss the first month of the season recovering from back surgery.
Freeman was runner-up for NL Rookie of the Year after hitting .282 with 21 homers and 76 RBIs.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta fans know the Brandon Beachy story. The rest of the baseball world may know it soon enough.
The Braves right-hander Beachy may go from being someone no Braves fan had heard of two years ago, to being the anchor of this year's staff. He made his first major league start in a mid-September game in Philadelphia during the 2010 pennant run.
He was replacing Braves starter Jair Jurrgens back then. Now the 25-year-old Beachy needs to step up again with Tim Hudson sidelined until May with a back injury, and Tommy Hanson and Jurrjens battling minor injuries.
Beachy says he needs go deeper into the game so, "This year I am concentrating on limiting my pitches."