Jags baseball claims series against Carson Newman

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Winning the single game on Friday afternoon 10-6, the Augusta State Jaguars returned to Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 2 to split the doubleheader – winning game one 5-4 and dropping the second 10-0.

Anderson went up 1-0 in game one, but ASU’s Jeff Rice led off the third with a double and advanced to third after a sacrifice bunt from a freshman Justin Mee. Junior Kevin Dodson plated Rice with a double to even things up 1-1.

Junior transfer Nate Crown doubled to start the fourth and a sac bunt and sac fly scored Crown to give ASU a 2-1 lead. Right-handed junior Clint Echols took the mound in game one for ASU. He went six innings and allowed four hits, one earned run, and four strike outs.

Senior righty Josh Barks took the rubber in the seventh, giving up a solo shot to C-N’s Bo Ausmus for a 2-2 tie. Freshman Garrett Haskins started the eighth, but got into troubles which lead to freshman right-hander David Bermudez’s first mound appearance.

The Jags hit two batters in the eighth and walked one to give the lead back to C-N. An error in the ninth put the Eagles up 4-2 entering ASU’s final at bat. Crown and freshman Hunter Boose led off the ninth with two singles. Crown scored on a wild pitch, while Boose was plated off a Seth Foster single to even things 4-4. A Rice single moved Foster the third and Mee’s single plated Foster for a ninth-inning comeback victory.

Bermudez got the win on the mound, while Rice went 4-7 at the plate. Crown was 3-6 with two scored runs and Foster went 2-4 with two RBIs.

Eagle’s sophomore Quinton Yocom went all seven in game two, allowing four hits and five strikeouts in the 10-0 Carson-Newman win. ASU gave up 14 hits and allowed nine earned runs in the loss.

ASU hosts West Georgia Saturday, Feb. 9 in a three-game weekend series at LOS. First-pitch is set for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, with a following doubleheader on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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