Softball: ASU Snags Two Over Newberry

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State took
both non-conference games Wednesday afternoon over Newberry 9-6 in extra innings
and 4-2 in the second meeting on Jaguar Field.


Jaguar (16-24)
senior Lauren Yeargan went 2-for-3 with two homeruns and five RBIs in game two.
Her second bomb tied the game at 6-all in the bottom of the seventh to force
extra innings and in the eighth, Brooke Stephens ripped a walk-off homer to
left center-field for a 9-6 victory.


(15-19) Millie Putnam reached on a fielder's choice to the right side in the
third to score one for an early lead. In the bottom of the second, Jags senior
Laura Brown knocked an RBI-double off the left-field wall for a 1-all tie. The
Wolves added five in the third off four singles and two ASU infield errors. ASU
starter Haley Birkle gave up three runs before Kaleigh McNair relieved her
midway through the third. Birkle lasted 2.2 innings, surrendering five hits for
six runs (three earned) and dealing two strikeouts, while McNair (2-1) got the
win in 5.1 innings, giving up two hits and dealing one strikeout.


Senior Lauren
Yeargan hit a line drive three-run homerun in the fifth to bring it to 6-4,
before she knocked her second to left field to force an eighth inning. Stephens'
homer gave the Jags a 9-6 advantage to end game one. Newberry's Hannah Blakley
got the loss in relief for Kaylyn Camacho, in 0.1 innings, to give up two hits
for three runs.


Laura Brown
RBI-singled in the second inning and Hannah Vaughn placed a sacrifice bunt for
another run, before Walton lined a two-run hit over the left fielder's head to
put ASU on top 4-0.

Brittany Phillips
put the Wolves on the board with a two-run homer to left center off ASU starter
Kristen Mills. Mills (7-4 entersssss) went  7.0 innings for the win,
allowing seven hits for two runs, while Shelley Jeffcoat (8-8) took the loss in
6.0 innings for Newberry, surrendering four runs on seven hits.

ASU hosts rival
USC Aiken in a Peach Belt Conference series Friday, April 5 on Jaguar Field at
2:00 p.m.

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