Jags softball team wins first game of Peach Belt tournament

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Friday April 17, 2009

FLORENCE, S.C. – In double elimination play, Augusta State topped Armstrong Atlantic State 2-1 in nine innings on Friday morning in day one of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Freedom Florence Park in Florence, S.C.

With the win, the Jaguars improved to 31-17 overall, while the loss dropped Armstrong Atlantic State to 23-22 on the season.

The score remained scoreless until the fourth when Augusta State’s Sara DeMuth singled to right field scoring Kacee Camp to make the score 1-0. The Lady Pirates would then tie the game 1-all with Casey Saunders scoring on a wild pitch from DeMuth.

The score would remain 1-all until the top of the ninth, when Camp would score on a single up the middle from Kristen Jones to win the game 2-1.

Freshman Emily Corish (5-1) earned the win and pitched 7.0 innings. Corish allowed only four hits and booked six strikeouts. Freshman Sara DeMuth relieved Corish in the fifth and allowed one run on two hits and had two strikeouts. Corish would return to finish the game in the seventh.

Freshman Kristen Jones paced The Lady Jags offensively going 2-for-4 and had an RBI. Freshman Kacee Camp was 2-for-4 on the day, while Sara DeMuth had a hit and an RBI. Senior Angii Verbeelen and junior Kayla Hicks each had a safety on the day.