AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University softball team dropped an 8-1 non-conference game to Newberry College, before falling 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Jaguar Field.
Augusta is now 1-11 and Newberry moved to 17-3 with the wins.
The Jaguars play at Lenoir-Rhyne this Saturday, March 9 for a 1:00 p.m. non-conference doubleheader.
The Wolves struck first with a 6-0 early lead. Newberry notched a run with a single in the first inning and carded two on a single and three on a home run in the second inning. Augusta senior Savannah Gabriel drove in the Jaguars' first run with a fifth-inning double to plate freshman Olivia Biles, but the Wolves withstood the late push and won 8-1.
Biles went 2-for-3 with a run to lead the Jaguars, while Gabriel and junior Meredith McLendon each added one hit. AU freshman Katy Caldwell (0-3) pitched a complete game and struck out two, while surrendering eight runs on 12 hits.
Augusta found life early, when McLendon blasted a two-run homer in the first at bat. The scored stayed 2-0, until Newberry scored five in the fifth and went on to win 5-2.
Augusta junior Morgan Hunter (1-5) pitched a complete game and struck out four, while giving up five runs (three earned) on 10 hits.
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