AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University softball team hosted the USC Aiken Pacers for a Peach Belt Conference series on Sunday at Jaguar Field and fell 7-2 in game one, before winning in walk-off fashion. Senior Carolyn Edwards lined a single into left field to score freshman Regan Norfleet and give Augusta a 2-1 victory in game two.
Augusta is now 14-26 overall and 5-9 in the Peach Belt, while the Pacers moved to 11-29, 3-9 PBC.
Augusta heads to West Georgia in Carrolton, Ga. on Tuesday, April 11 for a 2:00 p.m. doubleheader.
The Jaguars trailed first when USCA scored a pair in its first at bat and picked up two more in the third. AU senior Kendyl Conner hit her first home run of the season with a two-run bomb in bottom of the fourth to cut the Pacer lead in half, but USCA answered with its own two-run homer in the fifth inning and went on to win 7-2 off nine hits.
Augusta seniors Auburn Balcorta, Alexis Schlein, Kendyl Conner, and freshman Bella Fernandez each had a hit in the loss. Augusta sophomore Morgan Hunter (9-13) made her 21st start of the season and pitched her 11th complete game. She struck out one and surrendered nine hits for seven runs.
The game was scoreless through three innings until the Pacers scored one in the fourth inning. Augusta freshman Cassie Blizzard hit a single on the right-field line to score pinch-runner Megan McCook and tie the game at 1-1. Edwards came up and delivered with the RBI single.
Second-year Jag Courtney Browne pitched five innings in her 16th start of the season and struck out one, while giving up seven hits for one run. Sophomore Jada Jackson (2-4) entered in the sixth inning and pitched two innings to close out the game for the Jags and get the win.
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