Augusta Falls To Flagler In First Conference Home Games

Augusta Falls To Flagler In First Conference Home Games

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University softball team hosted the Flagler Saints for its first Peach Belt Conference home series of the season on Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars fell 9-0 and dropped a close 4-2 second meeting in extra innings.


The games moved Augusta to 3-19 overall and 0-4 in the Peach Belt. Flagler is now 20-12 on the year and 4-0 in the league. The Jags celebrated the annual cancer awareness games to support the Georgia Cancer Center.


Augusta hosts Columbus State on Sunday, March 24 for a 1:00 p.m. PBC double feature at Jaguar Field.



The Saints scored in their first four at bats and went on to win 9-0 in five innings. Flagler's Kyra Gipson (10-4) had a perfect game down to two outs in the fifth inning, but Augusta freshman Olivia Biles smacked a single to centerfield to break it open.


Freshman Katy Caldwell took over the pitcher's mound for junior Courtney Browne (0-3) in the first inning after the Saints scored three quick runs. Jags junior Jada Jackson made an appearance in the third inning and tossed 2.1 innings.



After trailing by one run heading into their fourth at bat, Augusta took a 2-1 lead when freshman Lauren Prescott hit a two-run home run to score sophomore Regan Norfleet.


Flagler tied the game at 2-2 with a lone run in the fifth. Jags junior Meredith McLendon start AU's final scheduled at bat with a single to left field, but the Jags were unable to get a run across and went into extra innings. Flagler scored two in the top of the eighth and went on to win 4-2.


Jaguar junior Morgan Hunter (2-9) pitched the entire game for Augusta and held the Saints to two earned runs on eight hits and struck out three. Senior Savannah Gabriel was 2-for-4 at the plate for Augusta and Prescott went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run. 


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