DUE WEST, S.C. – The Augusta University softball team outhit the Erskine Flying Fleet in game one on Wednesday and matched three hits to the Fleet in game two, but fell 4-0 and 1-0 in non-conference action.
Augusta (8-33) and Erskine (32-12) finally met this season after inclement weather forced two rescheduled dates.
Next up, the Jaguars host the UNC Pembroke Braves on Friday, April 19 for a 2:00 p.m. Peach Belt Conference doubleheader.
Augusta outhit Erskine 6-5 in game one, but left 12 runners on base and allowed all the scoring in one at bat. The Fleet took a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning. Erskine hit an RBI-double to score the first run, before a runner from third stole home. A two-run homer lifted the Fleet up by four and they held Augusta scoreless to take the first outing.
Jaguar junior Meredith McLendon went 2-for-4 and sophomore Megan McCook was 1-for-1 for AU with a walk and a hit-by-pitch. Senior Kelsea Hunter and freshman Olivia Biles each went 1-for-3, while freshman CiCi Castillo turned in one hit for Augusta as well.
On the mound, Augusta junior Morgan Hunter (3-17) started her 20th game of the season and struck out five in six innings of work.
The second contest of the day was scoreless until the Fleet hit a solo homer in the fourth inning and survived for the 1-0 victory. Each team matched three hits in the game.
AU freshman Katy Caldwell (3-10) pitched her 18th game of the season and made her 13th start. Caldwell held Erskine to three hits for run and had one strikeout with no walks.
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