DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Augusta University softball team fell 5-0 and 9-1 to the No. 3 nationally-ranked North Georgia Nighthawks on Sunday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference play.
The Jaguars (3-27, 0-10 PBC) produced hits on the Nighthawks (32-8, 9-1 PBC), but allowed a run in the first inning and couldn't recover to fall 5-0.
Jags junior Meredith McLendon went 1-for-3 and freshman Olivia Biles was 1-for-2 with double and a walk. On the mound, junior Morgan Hunter (2-13) struck out two for Augusta, while allowing nine hits for five runs, but only three were earned. The Nighthawks totaled nine and got 14 strikeouts from their starting pitcher.
The Nighthawks plated four runs in the first inning and carried another early lead on to a 9-1 final.
Jaguar senior Kelsea Hunter hit a solo homer to left field to put AU on the scoreboard in the fifth inning. Biles went 2-for-3 for the Jaguars as well.
Augusta freshman Katy Caldwell (1-8) started her third game on the mound and allowed four earned runs, but nine scored after the Jags committed three errors in the field.
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