First Posted: 1/15/2009
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team never got things going Sunday as Augusta State University notched a doubleheader sweep in Peach Belt Conference action.
The Braves (6-7, 3-5 PBC) fell 14-5 in the opener and 4-2 in the nightcap.
In Game 1, UNCP starter Eric Stewart gave up 11 hits and 12 runs -- five earned -- in 42/3 innings. The two teams combined for 11 errors and eight walks in the contest.
Most of the damage for Stewart came in the third inning when Andy Hudson drilled a grand slam to cap a six-run outburst.
Hudson pounded another solo shot in the sixth and finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs.
Pembroke's Andy Jewell went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Game 2 was a tighter affair, but UNCP still couldn't kick its offense into gear.
ASU starter Greg Thomas turned in a complete-game effort to outduel Purnell Swett graduate Sandy Jacobs. Thomas (3-2) allowed a pair of runs on seven hits while striking out three. Jacobs lasted six innings, surrendering four runs on nine hits.
Down 2-0 in the second, UNCP's Ty Rutledge launched a solo homer to cut the deficit in half. Rutledge then notched his second RBI of the day in the sixth inning, but the Braves still found themselves trailing 3-2.
The Jags (9-8, 3-4) added an insurance run in the bottom of the frame to put the game out of reach.
Trevor Hamaker went 2-for-4 for the Braves, who wrap up their three-game road series with Augusta State today at 2 p.m.
UNCP 200 100 002 -- 5 11 6
ASU 006 251 00X -- 14 18 5
Batteries (IP-K-BB): UNCP -- Stewart (42/3-2-1), Ammons (11/3-1-0), Spell (1-2-0), Morgan (1-0-0) and Hoffman; ASU -- Joaguim (5-2-7), James (4-1-0) and Barth.
WP: Stewart; LP: Joaquim (1-1).
2B: UNCP -- Jewell, Rosen, Hoffman, Lestourgeon. ASU -- Macaione. 3B: UNCP -- May; ASU -- Hudson. HR: UNCP -- Brewer; ASU -- Hudson 2.
Multi-hit game: UNCP -- Jewell (2-for-5); ASU -- May (3-for-3, 2 RBI), Rose (3-for-3, 2 R), Hudson (3-for-5, 2 HR), Mayfield (2-for-5), Graham (2-for-3, 3 RBI), Barth (2-for-5), Macaione (2-for-4).
UNCP 010 001 0 -- 2 7 1
ASU 200 011 X -- 4 9 0
Batteries: (IP-K-BB): UNCP -- Jacobs (6-2-0) and Hoffman; ASU -- Thomas (7-3-0) and Barth.
WP: Thomas(3-2); LP: Jacobs.
2B: UNCP -- Paul; ASU -- Macione, Rose. HR: UNCP -- Rutledge.
Multi-hit game: UNCP -- Hamaker (2-for-4); ASU -- Macaione (3-for-3), Rose (2-for-3).
Records: UNCP 6-7, 3-5 PBC; ASU 9-8, 3-4.
North Florida 9, UNCP 0
At Jacksonville, Fla., none of the six singles matches went beyond two sets as the University of North Florida rolled to a sweep of UNCP.
The Lady Braves (3-5, 0-2) were no match for the Lady Ospreys (4-3, 3-0), who came into the showdown the 11th-ranked squad in NCAA Divis-ion II.
No. 1 Camilla Sagae (UNF) def. Andrea Vukcevic 6-2, 6-3; No. 2 Allison Davidson (UNF) def. Naomi Ellis 6-1, 6-3; No. 3 Liliama Hung (UNF) def. Erin Saltzman 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Erika Hirth (UNF) def. Abi French 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Julie Stoppelli (UNF) def. Lauren Losoncy 6-2, 6-1; No. 6 Melody LeGoff (UNF) def. Shannon Gentry 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 Sagae/Hung (UNF) def. Vukcevic/Ellis 8-4; No. 2 Davidson/Hirth (UNF) def. Saltzman/French 8-0; No. 3 Stoppelli/LeGoff (UNF) def. Losoncy/Gentry 8-1.