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Baseball beats Augusta State in final Peach Belt seriesBy Brian Beck
Assistant Sports Editor
The Braves took two of three games from the Augusta State Jaguars at Jaguar field on April 21 and April 22.
Augusta kicked off the first game of the series with a three-run first inning, but didn't score again until the sixth.
UNCP would go on to score five more in the eighth after Jason Morales knocked two in while Chris Beck, Adam Hamrick and Josh Bentley each knocked in one.
Dave Cockroft (5-3) earned the win for the Braves by pitching a complete game, giving up four earned runs while striking out six.
Beck was 3-for-4 on the day hitting, with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Morales hit home run number seven on the season to highlight a 3-for-6, four RBI showing.
The Braves, however, weren't done, yet.
After Jeff Adams struck out swinging, Morales came to bat and blasted a second home run in the series, lifting his season total to eight.
Brian Willis (4-4) pitched a solid game, giving up only two runs and three hits eight innings of work.
The Jaguars, however, would put two across in their half of the first and then one more in the third to put them up 3-1. The Braves would answer back in the fifth, though, and score two more runs of their own to tie the game 3-3.
The pitching on both sides would hold the game at 3-3 and take it to extra innings, where Augusta State managed to put a run across in the bottom of the 10th, giving them the 4-3 win.