AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University softball squad hosted the Francis Marion Patriots on Wednesday afternoon for a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader and were defeated by a score of 6-0 in both meetings.
Augusta moved to 7-35 overall and 2-12 in the Peach Belt, while FMU snapped an eight-game losing streak with the win and went to 24-16 on the season and 6-10 in the league.
Morgan Hunter (4-13) tossed game one for AU and recorded her 14th complete game of her freshmen year. She allowed 12 hits and struck out three.
The Pats scored an unearned run on fly ball to centerfield and added two on a single in the second to lead 3-0. Jennie Pollack hit a two-run homer for FMU and they scored one more in the seventh for a 6-0 final in game one.
FMU's Sydney Holland (11-10) started game one and held Augusta to three outs. Holland struck out one in her shutout win.
Augusta senior Kristen Mills (1-17) started the 19th game of her final season in the second meeting and pitched 3.1 innings. Courtney Browne made a brief appearance in the fourth inning, before Hunter came back in to pitch the final three innings.
Samantha Wroblewski (9-4) struck out five in her complete-game performance.
FMU loaded the bases in the top of the second and scored one run on a wild pitch and two walks for a 3-0 advantage. They added two in the fourth and a lone run in the fifth for another 6-0 final.
Augusta's Marni Greenstein, Erin Rozier, and Brianna Dickens each had a hit in game. Lindsey Stokes carded a hit in game two, while Kelsea Hunter, Lydia Hausman and Rozier chipped in a knock in game two.
Augusta heads to Montevallo, Ala., on Sunday, April 2 for an 11:00 a.m. doubleheader against the Montevallo Falcons.
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