Lady Jags Sweep Francis Marion
-Augusta State swept Francis Marion 11-2 in five innings
and 6-0 on Wednesday afternoon in a Peach Belt Conference
doubleheader at Jaguar Field.
With the win, the Lady Jaguars improved to 12-6 overall and 2-2 in the conference. The loss dropped Francis Marion to 12-3 overall and 0-2 in league.
Augusta State combined for 19 hits and 17 runs scored and held the Patriots to only five hits on the day.
Sophomore Jennifer Miller (3-1) and freshman Sarah DeMuth each recorded wins for the Jags. Miller held the Patriots to only three hits and two runs in game one, with four strikeouts.
Freshman Kacee Camp paced the Jags offensively with a 3-for-5 afternoon, including 2-for-3 in game one. Camp had seven RBI with two homers. Freshman Kristen Jones was 4-for-5 on the day with two RBI, while freshman Jessica Thornton went 2-for-3 in game two with one RBI. Junior Catcher Alysha Krier went 3-for-5 on the afternoon with a homer in game two.
In game one, Francis Marion jumped out on top with a two run homer from freshman Ashley Jaramillo in the top of the first. ASU answered back in the bottom of the first with a grand slam from Camp, scoring Jones, Thornton and Krier. The Lady Jags scored every inning following the first inning.
In game two, ASU jumped out on top in the bottom of the first with a homer from Krier. Camp added two more runs with homerun to leftfield, scoring Jones. ASU went on to take a 6-0 victory over Francis Marion.
The Jaguars (7-3) travel to Salisbury, N.C., this weekend to compete in the Catawba Tournament hosted by Catawba. ASU opens tourney play against California (Pa) on Friday, Feb. 27 at 2:00 p.m.