AUGUSTA, Ga - Georgia Southwestern swept the Augusta University Jaguars at Jaguar Field in a Peach Belt Conference Series this Saturday and Sunday. Ben Markiewicz hit an impressive 4 home runs in the three-game series.
Augusta moves to 4-16, 3-15 in the Peach Belt Conference while Georgia Southwestern improves to 11-10, 10-8 in PBC.
Georgia Southwestern scored the first two runs of the game in the second inning. AU's Micheal Bryant answered with a single-run homer in the third inning to bring the score to 2-1. After scoring 4 runs through the next 3 innings, Ben Markiewicz blasted his first homer of the series over the centerfield fence. Unable to slow the hot bats of Georgia Southwestern in the 9th inning, Augusta fell 14-2.
Ben Markiewicz and Michael Bryant were both 1-for-3, carding 1 run and 1 RBI apiece. Noah Fritz (0-3) started on the mound for the Jags. After tossing 3 innings and striking out 2 batters, Ryder Willard, Cotton Phillips, Trevor Gordon, and Nyle Grove each pitched in relief for Augusta.
After the visiting team scored on a wild pitch to open the inning, AU's Walker Sinclair scored after an error by Georgia Southwestern's second basemen. After allowing 3 runs in the third and 2 in the 4th inning by the visiting squad, AU carded another run by Harrison Aulds on an error. To finish the game, Jose Nogueras hit a 1 RBI homer. Augusta fell 15-3 in the contest.
For game 2, Walker Sinclair was 2-for-3 batting, adding a single run. Jose Nogueras was 1-for-2, with one of his at-bats being the final home run of the game. Ben Markiewicz, Harrison Aulds, Mason Robertson, and Paxton Tolleson all carded hits in the game.
Brian Trepanier (0-5) pitched first on the mound, allowing 5 hits and 5 runs. He was replaced by Chase Horton who struck out 3 batters in his 2.1 innings of work. Jasper Dubberly and Austin Heard also saw time pitching for Augusta
On what proved to be the windiest game at Jaguar field this season, Ben Markiewicz homered three separate times during the game. After Georgia Southwestern opened the game with 4 runs in the first inning, Augusta immediately answered with 4 runs of its own. After Markiewicz hit a 2-run homer, Trent Maddox scored on the throw and Lukas Coker scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 4th.
Markiewicz again hit a 2RBi homer in the bottom of the second inning, notching the score at 6-6. His third homer of the day would come in the 8th inning, blasting a 3 RBI hit over the fence.
Will Cantrell started the pitching group for the day and 7 different Augusta pitchers tossed in relief.
Augusta takes on USC Aiken at 6:30pm tomorrow at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C.
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