Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University baseball team won an 11-6 Peach Belt Conference game against Georgia Southwestern on Sunday at Jaguar Field to wrap the series.
Augusta is now 7-7 overall and 3-6 in the league, while GSW moved to 5-8 on the season and 4-3 in the league. The Jaguars totaled 16 hits and hit five home runs in the win. Augusta tied a PBC record for most homers in an inning with three in the third.
AU seniors Harrison Moore and Patrick Watson each went 3-for-5 and combined for four RBI. Senior Devin Bilardello, sophomore Carrington Evans, and freshman Ben Markiewicz all added two hits for Augusta. Watson hit two home runs and now has five on the year, while Markiewicz, Goble, and sophomore Mason Robertson all added long balls.
Watson blasted his fourth home run of the season in the second inning to score senior Harrison Moore for a 2-0 lead. Senior Zack Goble continued the fun in the next inning and ripped a three-run homer to centerfield, scoring freshman Beau Hanna and Moore for a 5-0 advantage. GSW made a pitching change in the third inning after Goble’s long ball. In the first pitch of the next at bat, Robertson hit another home run to lift the Jags on top 6-0. Markiewicz got in on the action and blasted another solo homer for the Jags as they went on to take a 9-0 lead behind eight hits.
GSW tacked on a few runs, but Augusta kept it going and cruised to the 11-6 victory. Sophomore Charlie Cochran (2-1) started on the mound for the Jaguars and went six innings with eight strikeouts. He allowed six hits for four runs (two earned), before freshman John Micah Law took over pitching duties. Law struck out his first batter first and got a save behind three innings of work.
The Jaguars play on the road for the first this season on Tuesday, Feb. 26 with a single non-conference game at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. at 2:00 p.m.