ASU wins city baseball battle with Paine

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Wednesday Feb. 11, 2009

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State pounded out 20 hits to top the Paine Lions 13-2 in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday afternoon at Lions Field. With the win, the Jaguars improved to 3-6 on the year.

Senior Kevin Owens hit for the cycle and led the Jags offensively, going 5-for-6 on the day, including four RBI. Junior Evan Smith earned his first career in-the-park homerun. Smith, Alex Walker, and Shannon Wilkerson logged three hits each, while freshman Robbie Downing had his first career triple. Tyler Marzofka and Tony Baker each had a pair of safeties.

Junior Carl Burrow started the game and went 4.1 innings, allowing only three hits and two runs. Freshman Chase Johnston relieved Burrow in the fourth earning his first collegiate win. Johnston gave up only three hits in 2.2 innings.

For the Lions, Robert Dominy led the team offensively with two hits, while five different Lions each had one hit.

Paine starter Brad Freeman went four innings, giving up eight hits and four runs.