AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta State University completed a Peach Belt Conference baseball sweep of visiting Armstrong State University with a pair of wins on Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium. The Jaguars won game one, 5-4, and took game two, 9-4.
The Jaguars improved to 13-14 overall and 7-8 in the PBC with the wins, while Armstrong State fell to 14-14 overall and 0-9 in the PBC with the losses. The Pirates return to action on Tuesday, hosting Albany State in a 2:00 p.m. non-conference contest at Pirate Field.
in game one, the Pirates opened up strong as senior Ryan Patterson's two-run home run staked Armstrong State to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Augusta's Cole Janousek plated a run with an RBI single in the bottom of the first, then the Jaguars took a 3-2 lead in the second on a sacrifice fly by Brent Alford and an RBI single by Clint Hardy.
Sophomore Zack Goble's solo home run in the fourth tied the game at 3-all. Tyler Roberts had an RBI groundout in the bottom of the fourth to give the Jaguars a 4-3 lead.
In the seventh inning, the Pirates tied things up on an RBI groundout from junior Chandler Corley, but in the bottom of the seventh inning, Jamal Cummings' RBI triple proved to be the winning hit as the Jaguars closed out the 5-4 win.
Cody Pugh (3-0) picked up the win in relief for the Jaguars, hurling one inning and giving up one hit and one run. Joey Stillwell pitched two shutout innings of one-hit relief for his fourth save of the season, walking one while striking out one. Senior Nathan Ward (2-1) took the loss for the Pirates, giving up two hits and one run in 3 1/3 innings of work, walking two while striking out four.
Game two saw the Pirates take a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning on Goble's RBI single, but Augusta's Jake Boghosian cleared the bases with a three-run double in the bottom of the eighth to spark a six-run inning and come away with the 9-4 victory.
Casey Lenoch (2-1) got the win in relief of game two for the Jaguars, giving up two hits and one run in 1 2/3 innings of work, striking out two. Nick Andress (0-3) took the loss for the Pirates in relief, giving up two runs and one hit in 1 1/3 innings, walking three while striking out two.