2016-17 Baseball News
June 19, 2017
Junior Jaguar Baseball Summer Camp Set For July 12-14 At Lake Olmstead
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball program and head coach Chris Howell announced the fourth-annual Junior Jaguar Baseball Camp from July 12-14 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
June 19, 2017
Cole Thompson Signs With Arizona Diamondbacks Organization
HILLSBORO, Ore. – Former Augusta University baseball player, Cole Thompson, signed a Minor League Baseball contract with the Hillsboro Hops, a Class A-Short Season affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks located in Hillsboro, Ore.
May 2, 2017
Augusta Baseball Trio Named Peach Belt All-Academic
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference announced the baseball All-Academic team from the league office in Augusta on Tuesday afternoon and three Jaguars made the list. Augusta juniors Brent Alford, Jim Wagner, and senior Cole Janousek represent Augusta University.
April 30, 2017
Augusta Splits Doubleheader At Columbus State To Wrap Season
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team made their final road trip of the season to Columbus State on Friday and Saturday and split a doubleheader at Burger King Stadium. Augusta (21-25) came back from a two-run deficit against CSU (29-19) in game one and outhit the Cougars 10-9 to steal an 8-3 final score. Columbus grabbed game two 9-4 with 10 hits to AU’s seven.
April 26, 2017
Augusta Eclipses Claflin, 10-4, In Final Home Game Of Season
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Hosting their final game of the 2017 season, the Augusta University baseball team won a 10-4 non-conference contest over Claflin University on Wednesday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The Jaguars were one hit shy of their season high 19 hits.
April 24, 2017
Augusta Baseball Hosts CSRA Little League Night For Final Home Game April 26
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team welcomes all CSRA little league baseball teams to join the Jaguars for the final home game of the 2017 season on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. vs. the Claflin Panthers in Lake Olmstead Stadium. All CSRA little leaguers are encouraged to wear their uniforms and all little leaguers and families are admitted free of charge.
April 22, 2017
Augusta Takes The Series Over Lander With 7-2 Win On Senior Day
AIKEN, S.C. – The Augusta University baseball team wrapped up Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday with a doubleheader against the Lander Bearcats and responded from a game-two loss to win 7-2 with 13 hits.
April 21, 2017
Extra-Inning Rally Gives Jags 16-15 Win Over Lander In Slugfest
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team opened play in their final Peach Belt Conference series of the season on Friday afternoon at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The Jaguars came surging back from a seven-run deficit in regulation and pulled out a 16-15 win in the 10th inning. Augusta posted a season high 19 hits in the series-opening game.
April 20, 2017
Augusta Baseball Rearranges Lander Series To April 21-22
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team has moved their Peach Belt Conference series with the Lander Bearcats to Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. Augusta hosts Lander for a 1:00 p.m. single game on Friday, April 21 at Lake Olmstead Stadium and will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Roberto Hernandez Stadium in Aiken, S.C.
April 19, 2017
Wagner Homers In Third Straight Game As Jags Win 6-4 At Valdosta State
VALDOSTA, Ga. – The Augusta Jaguars traveled to Valdosta State for a midweek non-conference game that was postponed earlier in the season due to weather. The Jags left with a 6-4 win over the Blazers at Billy Grant Field on Wednesday night.
April 15, 2017
Jaguars Split Doubleheader At No. 24 Georgia College
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team wrapped up their final road series in Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday with a split at No. 24 Georgia College.
April 14, 2017
Augusta Matches Four Hits At Georgia College In 1-0 Loss
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Playing in their final regular season Peach Belt Conference road series, the Augusta University baseball team matched Georgia College with four hits, but fell 1-0 in the pitcher’s duel road loss.
April 12, 2017
Augusta Drops Midweek Game To Lenoir-Rhyne, 8-3
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team met the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears on Wednesday night and fell 8-3 in the midweek non-conference game at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
April 10, 2017
Jags Baseball Hosts Augusta Exchange Club Night April 12
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team will welcome the Augusta Exchange Club for the midweek non-conference game on Wednesday, April 12 against Lenoir-Rhyne at 5:00 p.m. in Lake Olmstead Stadium. All members of the Augusta Exchange Club and their families are invited to attend the game and cheer on the Jaguars as they meet the Bears under the lights!
April 9, 2017
Early Lead Doesn’t Last In 6-1 Loss At No. 22 USC Aiken
AIKEN, S.C. – The Augusta University baseball team took a first-inning lead over USC Aiken on Sunday afternoon, but couldn’t overcome the Pacers to fall 6-1 at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.
April 7, 2017
Augusta Drops Game One To USC Aiken, 5-2
AIKEN, S.C. – The Augusta University baseball team matched nine hits to the USC Aiken Pacers on Friday night in the Peach Belt Conference series-opening game, but fell 5-2 at Roberto Hernandez Stadium.
April 2, 2017
Big Ninth Inning Wills Augusta To 9-6 Win At Catawba
SALISBURY, N.C. – The Augusta University baseball team scored five runs in the ninth inning to win a 9-6 non-conference game over the Catawba Indians on Sunday afternoon at Newman Park.
April 1, 2017
Augusta Drops Doubleheader At Catawba
SALISBURY, N.C. – The Augusta University baseball team lost a pair of non-conference games against the Catawba Indians on Saturday in a non-conference doubleheader at historic Newman Park.
March 29, 2017
Augusta Gets Past Paine College, 6-3
AUGUSTA, Ga. – After being postponed twice earlier in the season, the Augusta University baseball team and Paine College played a midweek non-conference game on Wednesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium and the Jaguars pulled out a 6-3 game.
March 28, 2017
Eighth-Inning Rally Too Late In 4-3 Augusta Loss At Newberry
NEWBERRY, S.C. – The Augusta University baseball team sparked an eighth-inning rally at Newberry on Wednesday night, but couldn’t complete the comeback to fall 4-3 in non-conference action on the road.
March 27, 2017
Augusta Baseball Hosts Paine College March 29 At Lake Olmstead Stadium
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team will host crosstown rival Paine College on Wednesday, March 29 at 5:00 p.m. in Lake Olmstead Stadium.
March 25, 2017
Augusta Takes Series Over Armstrong With Doubleheader Sweep
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted the Armstrong State Pirates for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon and pulled out a 5-4 win before taking game two 9-4.
March 24, 2017
Augusta Baseball Opens Series With 9-4 Win Over Armstrong
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted the Armstrong State Pirates for game one of the Peach Belt Conference series on Friday night and the Jaguars won 9-4 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
March 23, 2017
Augusta Baseball Announces Greek Life Night With The Jags For March 24
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team will host Greek Life Night with the Jags on Friday, March 24 for the Peach Belt Conference game against Armstrong State at 6:00 p.m., in Lake Olmstead Stadium.
March 19, 2017
Augusta Baseball Drops Game Three At No. 3 North Georgia, 7-0
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team fell 7-0 to the No. 3 nationally-ranked North Georgia Nighthawks Sunday afternoon in the Peach Belt Conference series finale at Bob Stein Stadium.
March 18, 2017
No. 3 North Georgia Survives Augusta, 1-0
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team lost a one run game to the No. 3 North Georgia Nighthawks on Saturday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium.
March 14, 2017
Jaguars Cruise Past Claflin, 12-5, In Non-Conference Action
ORANGEBURG, S.C. – The Augusta University baseball team traveled to Claflin University for a non-conference single game on Tuesday night and won 12-5 at Historic Mirmow Field. The victory for Augusta (10-11) over Claflin (6-14) was the second-largest winning margin on the season.
March 11, 2017
Augusta Baseball Splits Doubleheader With UNC Pembroke
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with the UNC Pembroke Braves on Saturday afternoon and lost 9-8 in 10 innings before dominating the second meeting 11-5 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
March 10, 2017
Jags Knock Three Homers In 7-5 Victory Over UNC Pembroke
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team opened the Peach Belt Conference series with the UNC Pembroke Braves on Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium and stole a 7-5 game on an eighth-inning comeback.
March 9, 2017
Jags Baseball Shifts UNC Pembroke Series To Avoid Rain
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta Jaguars have moved their weekend Peach Belt Conference series with the UNC Pembroke Braves to a single game on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The Jags will play one game on Friday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. and a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.
March 8, 2017
Jags Baseball Hosts Cancer Awareness Day March 11
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosts the annual cancer awareness game on Saturday, March 11 against UNC Pembroke for a 2:00 p.m. first pitch in Lake Olmstead Stadium. The game serves to raise awareness and funds for cancer research with all proceeds going to the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University!
March 7, 2017
Jags Baseball Edges Saginaw Valley State, 10-7
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted Saginaw Valley State University on Tuesday afternoon and won a seven-inning game 10-7 at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
March 4, 2017
Augusta Slips To GSW In Peach Belt Double Feature
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted Georgia Southwestern for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon and fell 8-5 game one and 4-0 in game two at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
March 3, 2017
Augusta Owns Georgia Southwestern In Conference Home Opener
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted its first Peach Belt Conference game of the season on Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium against Georgia Southwestern and won a 10-5 game under the lights.
March 1, 2017
Augusta Falls 9-8 To Newberry In 17-Inning Slugfest
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted the Newberry Wolves for a midweek non-conference game on Wednesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium and played 17 innings to fall 9-8 in a marathon battle. Each team played 23 athletes in a game that over five hours long. It was the second extra-inning game for AU this season.
February 27, 2017
Baseball Set To Host CSRA First Responders Night
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosts a Peach Belt Conference game against Georgia Southwestern on Friday, March 3 and all first responders from the CSRA will be admitted free of charge to cheer on the Jaguars at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
February 26, 2017
Jags Baseball Books 7-4 Win At Francis Marion
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Augusta University baseball team wrapped its first Peach Belt Conference series of the season with a 7-4 comeback victory over the Francis Marion Patriots at Sparrow Stadium.
February 25, 2017
Augusta Downed 16-7 At Francis Marion In Peach Belt Play
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Augusta University baseball team played the Francis Marion Patriots in game two of the opening Peach Belt Conference series and couldn’t overcome 22 hits in a 16-7 loss at Sparrow Stadium Saturday afternoon.
February 24, 2017
Augusta Opens Conference Play With 2-1 Loss At Francis Marion
FLORENCE, S.C. – Peach Belt Conference competition broke open for the Jaguars on Friday at Francis Marion and the Augusta Jaguars gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth to fall 2-1.
February 22, 2017
Augusta Baseball Sets Promo Dates For 2017 Season
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team has announced promotional dates for select home games during the upcoming 2017 season!
February 22, 2017
Inclement Weather Cancels Jags Baseball at Valdosta State
VALDOSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team’s non-conference game scheduled for today at Valdosta State has been cancelled due to inclement weather across the southeast area.
February 19, 2017
Jags Baseball Attacks Anderson, 12-5, In Game Three Slugfest
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted the Anderson Trojans on Sunday afternoon and put up a season-high 17 hits to win a 12-5 non-conference game at Lake Olmsted Stadium.
February 18, 2017
Augusta Splits A Pair With Anderson Trojans
ANDERSON, S.C. – The Augusta University baseball team split a doubleheader with the Anderson University Trojans on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Anderson, S.C., at Memorial Stadium.
February 15, 2017
Foul Weather Washes Out Game Between Jags And Paine College
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team has cancelled its non-conference game against Paine College that was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 15, due to inclement weather in the Augusta, Ga., area.
February 14, 2017
Senior Tristan Jones Earns Second PBC Pitcher Of The Week Award Of His Career
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University senior starting pitcher Tristan Jones has been named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week for his complete-game performance on Saturday, Feb. 11 against West Georgia. The Peach Belt announced the award from their league offices in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday afternoon.
February 12, 2017
Augusta Baseball Walks Off West Georgia In 4-3 Finale
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team met the West Georgia Wolves for the fifth time in 10 days on Sunday afternoon at Lake Olmstead and drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to win 4-3 in non-conference action.
February 11, 2017
Augusta Wins 2-1 Over West Georgia For First Victory of 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team hosted the West Georgia Wolves on Saturday afternoon for the teams’ fourth meeting of the young season and won a 2-1 thriller at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
February 8, 2017
Jags Fall To Erskine 10-7 To Begin Home Play At Lake Olmstead
AUGUSTA, Ga., - The Augusta University baseball team returned to Lake Olmstead Stadium for the 2017 home opener on Wednesday afternoon and fell 10-7 to the Erskine Flying Fleet.
February 5, 2017
Augusta Wraps West Georgia Series With 7-6 Loss
CARROLLTON, Ga., - The Augusta University baseball met the West Georgia Wolves for the third-straight day at Cole Field in Carrollton, Ga., and gave up an early lead to lose a 7-6 close non-conference game in extra innings.
February 4, 2017
Augusta Drops Game Two At West Georgia, 8-5
CARROLLTON, Ga., - The Augusta University baseball team continued its season-opening series on Saturday afternoon at West Georgia and dropped an 8-5 non-conference game on Cole Field.
February 3, 2017
Augusta Defeated 6-1 In Season Opener At West Georgia
CARROLLTON, Ga., - The Augusta University baseball team broke open the 2017 season on Friday afternoon with a 6-1 non-conference loss to the West Georgia Wolves on Cole Field.
January 27, 2017
Augusta Baseball Tabbed 10th In Peach Belt Conference Preseason Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team has been selected 10th in the Peach Belt Conference Preseason Poll, as voted on by the league coaches and announced by the conference office Friday morning.
January 26, 2017
Augusta University Announces Updated 2017 Baseball Schedule
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University head baseball coach Chris Howell has announced the 2017 spring schedule, which will begin Friday, February 3 on the road. The Augusta Jaguars have 49 games total on the new slate with 23 home games scheduled. The Jags host all their games at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
January 25, 2017
Hardy & Lenoch Highlight Jags On PBC Preseason All-Conference Team
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference has announced the preseason All-Conference baseball team from the league office in Augusta and Augusta University senior Clint Hardy earned a spot as an outfielder and junior Casey Lenoch made the team as a relief pitcher.
January 19, 2017
Baseball Hosts Reverse Raffle Fundraiser Jan. 20 At Julian Smith Casino
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team will host the Jaguar Baseball Raffle on Friday, Jan. 20 at Julian Smith Casino beginning at 6:00 p.m. The baseball fundraiser will feature a meet and greet with the team, catered dinner, a guest speaker, and numerous prizes and giveaways.
January 12, 2017
Jags Baseball Releases 2017 Season Ticket Passes
AUGUSTA, Ga. – With Opening Day only 22 days away, season ticket passes for the 2017 Augusta Jaguars baseball season are on sale now.
December 6, 2016
Augusta Baseball Welcomes A Dozen To The Diamond For 2017
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team has 12 new student-athletes joining the Jaguars for the 2017 spring season. First year head coach Chris Howell returns 22 total lettermen from 2016 including three starting position players and 10 in the bullpen.
October 20, 2016
Augusta Baseball Hosts Blood Series Oct 21 & 23 To Support Shepeard Community Blood Center
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team will host the annual Blood Series to support the local blood supply and the Shepeard Community Blood Center Friday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3:00 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
October 10, 2016
Jags Baseball Hosts Golf Tournament Fundraiser Oct. 14
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University Baseball Dugout Club will host a golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 14 at Forest Hills Golf Club off of Wrightsboro Rd., to support the Augusta Jaguars baseball program.
September 29, 2016
Augusta Baseball Hosts ABAC For Fall Friendly Friday Sept. 30
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Augusta University baseball hosts a single game against Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) this Friday, Sept. 30 at Lake Olmstead Stadium for a 1:30 p.m. start. Admission is free and gates open at noon.
September 16, 2016
Josh Whitaker Joins Jags As Assistant Baseball Coach
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University head baseball coach Chris Howell announced on Friday morning that Augusta native and former professional baseball player Josh Whitaker has joined the athletics staff as the assistant baseball coach for the Jaguars.
September 12, 2016
Augusta Baseball Open Tryout Sept. 15 At Jaguar Field
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team announced plans for an open walk-on tryout to all currently-enrolled Augusta University students for Thursday, Sept. 15
August 31, 2016
Hardy Honored With First Team All-CPL Selection
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University baseball senior Clint Hardy picked up his second summer ball All-Star award on Tuesday after he was named first team 2016 All-Coastal Plain League as an outfielder. Hardy competed with the Savannah Bananas in Savannah, Ga., this summer.
August 17, 2016
Augie Rodriguez Named Northwoods League Manager of the Year
St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud Rox manager Augie Rodriguez was named the 2016 Northwoods League Manager of the Year, and three of his players were named to the 2016 Northwoods League postseason All-Stars, the league announced Sunday.
August 10, 2016
Nick Rau Signs Pro Contract With Lincoln Saltdogs
LINCOLN, Neb. – Augusta University 2016 baseball senior Nick Rau signed a professional contract with the Lincoln Saltdogs in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Wednesday August, 10. The Saltdogs are a member of the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
August 3, 2016
WATCH: Chris Howell Named Head Coach For Jaguar Baseball
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Watch the Augusta University Athletics press conference from Tuesday, August 2 to announce Chris Howell as the new head baseball coach for the Jaguars in the Wellness Center on the Health Sciences Campus.
August 2, 2016
Chris Howell Tabbed Head Baseball Coach For Augusta University
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Chris Howell has been chosen to the lead the Augusta University baseball program as the sixth head coach in the history of Jaguar baseball. It was announced by Director of Athletics Clint Bryant on Tuesday, August 2 at a press conference in The Wellness Center on the Health Sciences Campus of the university.
July 13, 2016
Tyler Roberts, Clint Hardy Named All-Stars During Summer League Campaigns
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Two Augusta University baseball players have been named to their respective summer league All-Star teams. Rising seniors Tyler Roberts and Clint Hardy earned the accolade, as Roberts was named a shortstop for the Futures League and Hardy an outfielder for the Coastal Plain League.
July 13, 2016
Jason Eller Steps Down As Augusta University Baseball Coach
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University baseball head coach Jason Eller has stepped down from his position in order to accept the head coaching job at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga.