No. 12 Augusta State sweeps Lady 'Canes
The Georgia Southwestern softball team was swept in a Saturday evening doubleheader (11-0, 3-1) by No. 12 Augusta State at Lady ‘Canes Field.
Gabby Buck finished the day 2-for-4 with a solo home run to lead Southwestern at the plate. Buck and Brooke McLemore were the only GSW hitters to pick up a hit in both games.
GAME 1: #12 AUGUSTA STATE 11, GSW 0 (5 inn.)
Augusta State collected two-run and three-run home runs in the first inning and added a grand slam in the third to put game 1 away early.
The Jaguars scored six runs in the first, a single run in the second and their final four runs in the third.
Sara DeMuth (9-2) threw four scoreless innings for ASU, scattering two hits while walking one and striking out three.
Katie Mueller (1-1) suffered her first loss of the season for GSW.
GAME 2: #12 AUGUSTA STATE 3, GSW 1
Southwestern surrendered only two hits through four innings in the nightcap, unfortunately they came in the form of back-to-back solo home runs in the first to give ASU a 2-0 lead.
The Jaguars added an unearned run off a GSW fielding error in the third to extend the lead to 3-0.
THe Lady Hurricanes scored their first run of the night in the fourth inning on Buck's solo home run to center field.
GSW's best opportunities to score the rest of the way came in the fourth when Katie Wooten was left stranded on second and in the sixth when Lyndie Duff was left on third.
Augusta State (20-6, 6-0 PBC) starter Emily Corish (7-3) threw six innings, scattered five hits, allowed one run and struck out five. Kimberly Kennedy earned the save (2) when she struck out the side in the seventh.
Mariko Nomura (5-10) went all seven innings for GSW, scattering six hits while allowing the three runs (two earned) with two walks and three strikeouts.
The Lady Hurricanes (11-20, 1-7) host No. 25 Carson-Newman in a rescheduled doubleheader on Wednesday (3/17) at 3 p.m.