Melissa Brocato Reaches 500 Career Wins

Melissa Brocato Reaches 500 Career Wins

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FLORENCE, S.C. – Augusta University softball head coach Melissa Brocato won her 500th game with the Jaguars on Saturday, March 10 with a 13-10 victory in game one of a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Francis Marion University. AU dropped the second game 9-6 to split the conference-opening doubleheader.


Now in her 20th season, Brocato joined the Jags in 1999 for her first season as a collegiate coach and has remained in Augusta ever since. She now sports a 500-493-1 (.503) overall career record. For the all-time coaching history for the Jaguars click here


The 2018 Jaguars are now 5-15 overall and 1-1 in the league, while FMU moved to 12-12 on the year and 1-3 in the Peach Belt.



The Jags climbed back from a 7-0 deficit and got on the board in the top of the third when senior Carolyn Edwards ripped a two-run double to score Savannah Gabriel and Lindsey Stokes for a 7-2 game. Edwards made it 7-3 when she scored on a passed ball.  


Sophomore Lydia Hausman homered in the top of the fourth inning on the first pitch of her at bat and Gabriel plated three with a double to left field later in the inning to tie the game at 7-7. The offense continued for AU in the fifth with a bases-loaded walk and an RBI single, before Hausman recorded her second triple of the season to score three more.


Augusta led 13-10 heading into the bottom of the seventh and held off the Pats for the win. Hausman was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, while Stokes and Edwards each had two hits with three RBI. Senior catcher Ashley Boyd added two hits for the Jags.


Sophomore slinger Jada Jackson (1-2) pitched four innings and got her first win as a Jaguar.



For the second straight game, FMU had a 7-0 lead after the second inning. AU senior Auburn Balcorta got the Jags on the board with a solo homer in the third, before Augusta scored four in the fourth to make it 7-5. FMU survived the Jags and won 9-6 to split the doubleheader.


Morgan Hunter (3-7) started for the Jags and Jackson came in to relieve her in the third inning. Hunter got the loss in 2.2 innings pitched – allowing seven hits for seven runs (six earned). Both Hunter and Jackson each recorded two strikeouts.


Balcorta went 3-for-3 with a run and two RBI for the Jags and


AU Head Coach – Melissa Brocato Year-By-Year Results

As of March 10, 2018

1999 Melissa Brocato 14-30 Peach Belt 4-16
2000 Melissa Brocato 15-37 Peach Belt 2-18
2001 Melissa Brocato 29-21-1 Peach Belt 11-8
2002 Melissa Brocato 35-18 Peach Belt 8-12
2003 Melissa Brocato 22-24 Peach Belt 5-15
2004 Melissa Brocato 15-37 Peach Belt 3-17
2005 Melissa Brocato 28-20 Peach Belt 10-10
2006 Melissa Brocato 29-17 Peach Belt 12-6
2007 Melissa Brocato 39-22 Peach Belt 10-10
2008 Melissa Brocato 29-19 Peach Belt 6-12
2009 Melissa Brocato 34-21 Peach Belt 11-7
2010 Melissa Brocato 40-17 Peach Belt 15-5
2011 Melissa Brocato 35-20 Peach Belt 11-9
2012 Melissa Brocato 33-18 Peach Belt 12-8
2013 Melissa Brocato 18-32 Peach Belt 7-15
2014 Melissa Brocato 22-34 Peach Belt 9-13
2015 Melissa Brocato 32-14 Peach Belt 17-7
2016 Melissa Brocato 18-34 Peach Belt 7-17
2017 Melissa Brocato 9-43 Peach Belt 4-20
2018 (As of 3.10.18) Melissa Brocato 5-15 Peach Belt  1-1