Florence, S.C. – A two run double by Augusta State’s Tristen Toorie in the in the second inning was the spark the started a three run inning for the Jaguars and eventually led Augusta State’s 4-1 win over Coker on Friday in game number two of the South Atlantic Challenge.
The loss drops Coker to 3-1 on the year, while Augusta State improves to 1-4 with the win.
Coker hurler, Jesse Hatchell (Florence, SC) (1-1) took the tough loss, throwing a complete game and shutting down the Jaguars after some early troubles. Hatchell allowed four runs on 11 hits, with four strike outs.
For Augusta State, Chris Tyler (1-0) earned the win, with a stellar eight innings of work, allowing just one run on 10 hits with eight strike outs. Scott Strickland (1) picked up the save in the final inning of work.
Kyle Walker (Centralia, IL) led the Cobra hitters, going 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Karl Ankersen (Mt. Pleasant, SC) and Brinley Griffin (Port St. John, FL) were each 2-for-4 with Ankersen scoring the lone run.
The Jaguars were led by Caleb Saggus and Kevin Owens were each 3-for-4 with Owens driving in a scoring a run. Toorie was 1-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs.
Coker and Augusta State each return to the field for their second games of the South Atlantic Challenge on Saturday, with Coker playing Lander at noon and Augusta State taking on St. Andrews at 6:00 p.m.