Softball Drops Pair at GRU Augusta


AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Host GRU Augusta swept a softball doubleheader from Catawba on Saturday afternoon at Jaguar Field.  The Jaguars won by the scores of 5-0 and 3-2 to improve to 10-2.  The Catawba Indians fall to 7-5.

Paige Deschaine (5-1) threw a two-hit shutout for GRU Augusta in the opener.  She walked six and struck out 14.  After getting a run on an error in the first, Brianna Dickens collected a big two-out, two-run single to stretch the lead to 3-0 after one frame. 

The Jaguars completed the scoring in the second.  Hannah Wilson homered and Lindsey Stokes singled home the final run.  Catawba threatened in the sixth, loading the bases with no outs on an error and two walks.  Deschaine came back with a pair of strikeouts and a lineout to the outfield to end the inning.

Emily Huneycutt (Oakboro, N.C./W. Stanly HS) and Gina Gerone (Brooklyn, N.Y./Madison HS) had the Catawba hits in the opener.  Carley Tysinger (Lexington, N.C./C. Davidson HS) took the loss and fell to 5-2.  She fanned six.

The Jaguars rallied from an early 2-0 lead to complete the sweep.  After a leadoff walk to Caroline Turner (Kenly, N.C./N. Johnston HS) in the Catawba first, Kristen Stinnard (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS) reached on a bunt single.  Tysinger got both runners home with a ground out followed by a throwing error.

GRU Augusta tied the game in the fourth.  An error started the inning and the Jaguars tied the game on RBI singles from Brooke Stephens and Caitlyn Glenn.  The hosts plated the winning run in the fifth, benefitting from another Lady Indian error.  Stokes drove in the run on a sacrifice fly.

Haley Birkle (5-1) notched the win for GRU Augusta.  She allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts.  Turner (2-3) took the loss, giving up just one earned run while fanning four.  Stinnard had two of Catawba’s three hits. 

Catawba swings over to North Georgia on Monday for a pair of games.  The Lady Indians will face McKendree at 1 pm and North Georgia at 5 pm.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships 

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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