Augusta Sweeps UNC Pembroke In Extra Innings

Augusta Sweeps UNC Pembroke In Extra Innings


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PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Augusta University softball team swept the UNC Pembroke Braves on the road Saturday afternoon, winning game one 8-4 and taking game two 9-6 in extra innings.


Augusta is now 16-28 overall and 7-9 in the PBC, while UNCP moved to 22-18 and 2-12 in the league.


The Jaguars host 2018 Senior Day on Monday, April 16 during the 1:00 p.m. PBC doubleheader against the Flagler Saints at Jaguar Field. The games mark the final regular-season home games for AU this season.



The Braves led first, but Augusta senior Carolyn Edwards homered to score two runs in the top of the third. AU never trailed again and won 8-4. Senior Lindsey Stokes was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Sophomore Lydia Hausman had a pair of hits and senior Auburn Balcorta had three RBI on one hit for Augusta in the 8-4 win.


Sophomore Morgan Hunter (11-14) pitched 5.2 innings and struck out three while allowing eight hits for four runs, before sophomore Jada Jackson pitched in relief.



Balcorta boosted AU on top with a homer in the first inning. The Jags scored two in the opening inning and picked up four in the third. The game was tied at 6-6 in the final inning and went into extra innings. Stokes scored freshman Regan Norfleet with a single up the middle and senior Ashley Boyd hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth as AU took off for a 9-6 victory.


Sophomore Courtney Browne, Hunter, and Jackson all pitched for AU in game two. Hunter got her second win of the day in 3.0 innings of work.


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