AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State will face a familiar foe Saturday afternoon when the Jaguars open play in the Peach Belt Conference Softball Championships in Columbus, Ga.
The Jaguars will take on rival USC Aiken at 1:30 p.m., in the single-elimination tournament, hosted by Columbus State at Cougar Field on the CSU campus.
ASU (31-15) and the Pacers (25-16) met just three days ago at Satcher Field in Aiken, S.C. The two split a doubleheader, with the Jags taking the opener 1-0 on a Kristen Jones' solo homer in the seventh inning. USCA battled back to earn a split of the twinbill when the Pacers edged ASU 2-1 in the nightcap.
The Jags, who reached the championship game for the second time in school history in 2011, are the No. 3 seed in the tourney, while USCA is seeded No. 6. Play gets underway Saturday morning when second-seeded North Georgia takes on No. 7 Georgia College at 11:00 a.m.
For live stats, a live webcast as well as the complete tournament bracket, visit the following links at www.peachbelt.com/information/12sbtournament/index or http://static.psbin.com/0/t/q5u5b0x3k1aw47/12_softball_bracket.pdf.
2012 Peach Belt Conference Softball Championships
April 21-22 v Hosted by Columbus State v Cougar Field
Saturday, April 21
No. 2 North Georgia vs. No. 7 Georgia College, 11:00 a.m.
No. 3 AUGUSTA STATE vs. No. 6 USC Aiken, 1:30 p.m.
No. 1 Armstrong vs. No. 8 Francis Marion, 4:00 p.m.
No. 5 Columbus State vs. No. 4 Flagler, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 22
Semifinal No. 1 -- 11:00 a.m.
Semifinal No. 2 -- 1:30 p.m.
Championship Game -- 4:00 p.m.