2014-15 Softball News

May 26, 2015
Kristen Mills Receives PBC Inspiration Award
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Georgia Regents University sophomore softball player Kristen Mills was presented with the Peach Belt Conference Inspiration Award at the league’s annual meetings in Hilton Head on Tuesday. Mills received the award, only the third ever handed out by the conference, for her extraordinary courage and determination in returning to action after suffering an injury that would have ended the career of most players.

May 15, 2015
Paige Deschaine & Brooke Stephens Earn NFCA All-Region
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Adding to their lengthy list of accolades, GRU Augusta softball senior first baseman Brooke Stephens and junior pitcher Paige Deschaine were named to the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) softball All-Region second team, the organization released on Thursday.

May 11, 2015
Deschaine & Stephens Named Daktronics All-Southeast Region
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta softball senior Brooke Stephens and junior Paige Deschaine have been named to second-team 2015 Daktronics Inc./Division II CCA Softball All-Southeast Region.

May 9, 2015
GRU Outlasted By Armstrong 6-5 In NCAA Southeast Regional
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The third-seeded GRU Augusta Jaguars met seventh-seeded Armstrong in day two of the NCAA Southeast Regional and fell 6-5 on Saturday at the Peeler Complex.

May 8, 2015
Jags Outlasted by Carson-Newman In Day One Of NCAA Southeast Regional
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Jaguars returned to the NCAA Tournament on Friday, May 8 as the third seed in the NCAA Southeast Regional and after taking a 3-0 lead against sixth-seeded Carson-Newman at the Peeler Complex in game one, the Jags let the Eagles climb back to fall 6-3.

May 8, 2015
Third-Seed Jags Play Sixth-Seed Carson-Newman In NCAA Southeast Regional #2 At 4:30 p.m. Today
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - GRU meets Carson-Newman for the first time this season on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the NCAA Southeast Regional, hosted by Georgia College.

May 4, 2015
Jags Softball Earns Sixth NCAA Tournament Berth
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The NCAA announced that the GRU Augusta women's softball team is head to their sixth NCAA Tournament and earned the third seed to face sixth-seeded Carson-Newman in the first round of the Southeast Regional on May 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Milledgeville, Ga., at the Peeler Complex.

April 25, 2015
Quick Lead Doesn’t Last In PBC Semifinal Loss To North Georgia
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – After taking an initial lead, the fourth-seeded GRU Augusta Jaguars dropped an 8-2 affair to top-seeded and number six in the nation North Georgia on Saturday in the Peach Belt Conference semifinal game of the league tournament at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga.

April 24, 2015
Jags Down Young Harris 3-0 In Peach Belt Quarterfinals
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Jaguars advanced past the Young Harris Mountain Lions with a 3-0 victory in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament in Milledgeville, Ga., on Friday night.

April 23, 2015
Four Jags Named To Softball All-Conference Team
AUGUSTA, Ga. – On the eve of the 2015 Softball Tournament Championship, the Peach Belt Conference announced that GRU Augusta's Paige Deschaine, Brooke Stephens, Molly Walton, and Hannah Wilson have been named to the 2015 All-Conference team.

April 22, 2015
GRU Returns To PBC Tournament April 24 To Face Young Harris
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team has earned a fourth-seed to return to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament, hosted by Georgia College on Friday, April 24 to play fifth-seeded Young Harris at 1:30 p.m. in Milledgeville, Ga., at The Peeler Complex.

April 20, 2015
Jags Sweep Young Harris On Senior Day
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team hosted their last home series of the 2015 season and swept the Young Harris Mountain Lions to end the regular-season 31-11 overall and 17-7 in the Peach Belt Conference.

April 19, 2015
Softball Postpones Series With Young Harris To April 20
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team has postponed 2015 Senior Day and their Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with the Young Harris Mountain Lions scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18 due to inclement weather and will now host Young Harris on Monday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m.

April 18, 2015
Jags Outscore GSW 21-2 In Peach Belt Sweep
AMERICUS, Ga. – Earning a number-three ranking in the NCAA Southeast Region earlier this week, the GRU Augusta Jaguars outscored the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes 21-2 over the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader and won 10-0 and 11-2 to sweep the contest on Saturday.

April 15, 2015
Softball Returns To Regional Rankings At No. 3
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team is ranked third in the most recent NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings, according to NCAA.com.

April 15, 2015
Three Jags Named PBC All-Academic
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta softball sophomores Ashly Benton and Brianna Dickens and junior Haley Birkle have been named to the 2015 Peach Belt Conference Softball All-Academic team, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2015
Last Inning Heroics Gives Jags Sweep Over Lander
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguars returned home from a four-game road stretch to host Lander on Tuesday afternoon and after winning 9-3 in game one behind Paige Deschaine’s pitching performance, GRU Augusta took the second by scoring three runs on three hits for the walk-off win in the seventh. Hannah Wilson’s RBI-single to center field scored two to complete the Peach Belt Conference sweep.

April 12, 2015
Softball Sets ZTA Pink Out & Strike Out Cancer Day For April 14
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Softball team announced plans for a Pink Out and Strike Out Cancer Day, sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha, for Tuesday April 14th at the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader between GRU Augusta and Lander at 2:00 p.m. on Jaguar Field.

April 11, 2015
Jags Split League Doubleheader At Columbus State
COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Jaguars won a 10-4 game one over the Columbus State Cougars, but fell in game two to split the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in Columbus, Ga.

April 9, 2015
GRU Splits PBC Twin Bill At Montevallo
MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Jaguar Softball team split the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader with the Montevallo Falcons, winning game one 3-1, before falling in the second by the same score on Friday night.

April 2, 2015
Jags Sweep FMU In Pair Of Walk-Off Wins
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Surviving a one-run pitcher’s duel in game one, the Jaguars held off Francis Marion 2-1 in game two to sweep the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Jaguar Field.

April 1, 2015
Jags Drop Both To Armstrong On The Road
SAVANNAH, Ga. – GRU Augusta fell to the Armstrong Pirates 10-2 and 9-1 in a pair of Peach Belt Conference games on the road Wednesday afternoon in Savannah, Ga.

March 28, 2015
Jags Survive UNC Pembroke For Series Sweep
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguars won a close 5-4 first game, before Hannah Wilson’s grand slam in game two gave GRU Augusta an early lead to sweep the doubleheader over the visiting UNC Pembroke Braves on Saturday afternoon at Jaguar Field.

March 26, 2015
Jags Outlasted By No. 8 North Georgia In Series Sweep
AUGUSTA, Ga. – After rain washed out the originally-scheduled date on Wednesday, the Jaguars hosted nationally-ranked No. 8 North Georgia and dropped both games to give the Nighthawks the Peach Belt Conference series sweep on Thursday at Jaguar Field.

March 22, 2015
Two Seventh-Inning Homers Lift Jags To Victory At Lenoir-Rhyne
HICKORY, N.C. – The Jaguars took a break from league play and split a non-conference doubleheader against the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears on Sunday afternoon in Hickory, N.C.

March 20, 2015
Jags Sweep USC Aiken On The Road For Fourth Straight Peach Belt Win
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguars came from behind in game one at USC Aiken to win a one-run game before they routed the Pacers 8-0 in game two Friday afternoon to sweep the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at J. H. Satcher Field.

March 15, 2015
Jags Sweep Flagler In First Peach Belt Road Test
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Jaguars played their first Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on the road this season and swept the Flagler Saints on Sunday to give GRU Augusta their 12th win in the last 15 games.

March 12, 2015
Jags Split At Erskine After 11-1 Game One Win
DUE WEST, S.C. – The Jaguars played for the first time on the road this year and continued their success they’ve had at home with an 11-1 victory, before falling 2-0 in game two to split the non-conference doubleheader at Erskine on Thursday afternoon in Due West, S.C.

March 10, 2015
Jags Come From Behind To Sweep No. 13 Wingate
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguars hosted their second nationally-ranked team this week and battled from early deficits in both games to sweep No. 13 Wingate 4-1 and 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Jaguar Field.

March 8, 2015
Jags Upset No. 17 Georgia College 4-2 To Split DH
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball upset the No. 17 Georgia College Bobcats in game one 4-2 of the Peach Belt Conference doubleheader before dropping the second 10-5 on Sunday afternoon at Jaguar Field.

March 7, 2015
GRU Sweeps Catawba To Push Win Streak To Six
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team swept the visiting Catawba Indians 5-0 and 2-3 in a non-conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon to improve their win streak to six and move to 10-2 on the year.

March 7, 2015
GRU Sweeps Catawba To Push Win Streak To Six
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team swept the visiting Catawba Indians 5-0 and 2-3 in a non-conference doubleheader Saturday afternoon to improve their win streak to six and move to 10-2 on the year.

March 3, 2015
Softball's West Georgia Series Pushed To April 7th
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team has been forced to make another adjustment to their schedule due to weather and will now play the West Georgia Wolves on April 7th for a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader in Carrollton, Ga., during the Jaguars' spring break.

February 28, 2015
Jags Sweep Queens & Tusculum In Weekend Games
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team won four non-conference games this weekend when they swept Queens (N.C.) on Feb. 28 and Tusculum on March 1 at Jaguar Field.

February 26, 2015
Jags Book Doubleheaders For Feb. 28, March 1 At Jaguar Field
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team will host the Queens (N.C.) Royals on Saturday, Feb. 28 for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader and the Tusculum Pioneers on Sunday, March 1 for a 12:00 p.m. doubleheader at Jaguar Field.

February 23, 2015
Jags Knock Six Homers, Split Series With Charleston (W.V.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team won 3-1 in game one of the non-conference series against the University of Charleston (West, Va.) on three solo homeruns, but dropped the second game 9-8 after leading by five with in the sixth inning Monday afternoon at Jaguar Field.

February 22, 2015
Jags To Host University of Charleston Feb. 23
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team will host the University of Charleston (West, Va.) this Monday, Feb. 23 for a non-conference doubleheader at 1:30 p.m. at Jaguar Field.

February 19, 2015
Softball's Catawba Tournament Cancelled Due To Weather
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team will lose six scheduled games this weekend after the Catawba Tournament set for Feb. 20-22 in Salisbury, N.C., was cancelled due to unplayable conditions in the southeast area.

February 17, 2015
Softball Postpones Carson-Newman Series Due To Weather Conditions
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team has postponed their non-conference doubleheader with Carson-Newman scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18 due to inclement weather.

February 14, 2015
GRU Augusta Splits Anderson Doubleheader On Valentine’s Day
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team recovered from a 4-2 game-one loss and won a 6-2 second game to split the non-conference doubleheader with the Anderson Trojans Saturday afternoon at Jaguar Field.

February 13, 2015
Softball Moves Anderson Series To Feb. 14
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar softball team has rearranged their upcoming non-conference doubleheader and will now play games at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Jaguar Field.

February 10, 2015
Jags Softball Sweeps Newberry In Season Opener
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team opened their 2015 season on Tuesday afternoon with an 8-2 victory, before winning an 11-3 game in five innings to sweep the non-conference Newberry Wolves at Jaguar Field Tuesday afternoon.

February 8, 2015
Jags Softball Enters Final Countdown To 2015 Opener
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Softball team is days away from their 2015 season opener when they host the non-conference Newberry Wolves on Tuesday, Feb. 10 for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader at Jaguar Field.

January 23, 2015
Jags Softball Picked Ninth In Preseason Coaches Poll
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team has been picked to finish ninth in the 2015 Peach Belt Conference preseason poll, according to a vote of the conference's coaches released on by the league office in Augusta, Ga.

January 16, 2015
Jags Softball Releases 2015 Online Media Guide
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball program has released their 2015 online media guide – featuring schedules, rosters, notes, pictures and more.

December 22, 2014
Softball Announces Golf Tourney Fundraiser For Jan. 30
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Softball team announced the plans for a golf tournament fundraiser for Friday, Jan. 30 at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomson, Ga., to help support the GRU Augusta softball program.

December 17, 2014
Brocato Books Three Players In Early Signing
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Softball team and head coach Melissa Brocato announced the signing of Lydia Hausman, Alex Head, and Emily Hittinger during the National Letter of Intent (NLI) early signing period to play in the 2016 season.

October 22, 2014
Softball Meet N' Greet Oct. 28 At Bruster's
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball team will host a Meet N' Greet on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Bruster's Ice Cream off of Agerton Lane.

October 16, 2014
Jaguars Announce 2015 Softball Schedule
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta Jaguar softball team announced their 2015 schedule on Thursday morning and will host 11 doubleheaders – highlighted by the season opener on Feb. 10 at Jaguar Field against Newberry for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader.

September 29, 2014
Fall Practice Photo Galleries For Baseball/Softball
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 2015 Jaguar baseball and softball teams have broken ground on practice and are getting prepared for their new seasons beginning in February 2015.

September 4, 2014
Jags Softball Resets Tryouts For Sept. 8
AUGUSTA, Ga. – After the weather washed out softball tryouts on Tuesday, the GRU Augusta softball program has reset their open tryout for all fully-enrolled, female Georgia Regents University students for Sept. 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Jaguar Field off of Wrightsboro Rd.

August 15, 2014
Jags Softball Announces Tryouts
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The GRU Augusta softball program will hold an open tryout for all fully-enrolled, female Georgia Regents University students on Sept. 2nd from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Jaguar Field off of Wrightsboro Rd.