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  • Michael MacEachern

Young Harris opens series at Augusta with 3-1 win

Photo by Alison Markham / YHC Athletics

The Young Harris College softball team scored three times in the fifth inning en route to a 3-1 Peach Belt Conference victory over Augusta University Tuesday (April 18) afternoon.

The Mountain Lions improved to 16-26 overall and to 8-14 in the PBC, while the Jaguars fell to 17-23 and 4-18. The teams will wrap up their series with a noon doubleheader Wednesday (April 19).


  • The Mountain Lions got all the runs they would need in the fifth. Hannah Rizzuto started the rally with a one-out walk before pinch hitter Shelby Duncan stroked a two-run homer to center field to give YHC a 2-0 lead. It was her second long ball of the season.

  • Young Harris added an unearned run later in the inning. Bailee Brown reached on a two-out error before Grace Young knocked her in with a double to right-center field.

  • Kylie Ferguson (6-13) earned the complete-game win. She allowed just one run as she scattered four hits and struck out two.

  • Young Harris collected five hits with Young getting two of them.

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