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AASU wins in Augusta

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Armstrong Atlantic State University junior Juan Vera hurled eight innings of two-run ball and the Pirates cranked out 14 hits to notch a 10-2 Peach Belt Conference win over host Augusta State University on Monday afternoon, salvaging the final game of the three-game series with the Jaguars at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Armstrong got on the board in the second inning as junior Dalton Johnson singled home a pair of runs to give the Pirates the lead.

The Pirates put the game on ice with a 4-run third inning, getting RBI singles from junior Clayton Miller and senior Mike Barnhill as well as a sacrifice fly from senior Chris Zittrouer from South Effingham.

Armstrong ran away with four more runs in the sixth inning, getting RBI singles from junior Chase Butler and sophomore R. J. Dennard from Soperton, as well as a two-run double from Zittrouer to make the score 10-1.

Vera (2-0) then held the Jaguars' bats in check to notch his second win of the season, hurling eight innigns of seven-hit two-run ball, walking two while striking out four.

Butler went 3-for-5 to pace the Pirates at the plate as six different Armstrong players had multi-hit games. Zittrouer finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

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