Lavy leads Razorbacks

ATHENS, Ga. — Junior Emma Lavy fired a one over 73 leading the Arkansas’ women’s golf team to an 11th place start after the first round at the NCAA Championship on Tuesday. Arkansas shot an eight-over 296 for the first round.

Lavy was tied for third for much of the second half of her round but a miscue on nine, her final hole of the day, saw her slide back a bit on the leader board.

Lavy, a Fayetteville native, is tied for 33rd after her first round. She opened the 10th tee box and birdied her first hole to start the day. She went on to birdie 14 and 15 as well but doubled the 16th moving to one-under.

NCAA Championship actions continues today with Arkansas’ teeing off at 6:30 a.m.

Aplin collects second straight award

DESTIN, Fla. — Former Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin has been named the Sun Belt Male Student-Athlete of the YEar, making him the first individual in the history of the league to receive the honor twice after he also collected the award in 2012.

Aplin became just the third non-senior to ever earn the SBC’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year award as a junior in 2012, and an Arkansas State student-athlete has now received the conference’s most prestigious annual honor three of the last four years. Alex Carrington, a four-year football letterman at Arkansas State from 2006-09, also won the recognition for the 2009-10 year.


Tigers whip Tribe

CLEVELAND — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer, while Andy Dirks added a solo shot and two RBIs as Detroit downed Cleveland, 5-1, in the first of a two-game set.

Prince Fielder knocked in the other run and Victor Martinez contributed three hits for the Tigers, who had dropped four of five coming in.

Max Scherzer (6-0) worked eight strong innings, giving up just two hits and one run while striking out seven with one walk.

Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter was 1 for 4 with a double, a walk and a run scored.