Owls fall to Auburn, Sawyers named to All-Freshman team

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The baseball team took on Columbia this past weekend and it was able to take two of four games at Stillwell Stadium. The Owls won Game 1 2-0, lost Game 2 9-3, blasted Columbia in Game 3 15-1 and lost the finale on Sunday 8-5.

Saturday’s 15-1 victory, in the second game of a doubleheader, was Kennesaw State’s 10th win of the season. Alex Liquori tallied six hits and six RBIs in the two contests. In the second game, Bo Way had four hits and Clint Wynn contributed two hits and three RBIs. Nathan Harsh got his second win of the season, pitch- ing seven innings and giving up five hits and one run while striking out seven batters.

On Tuesday, the Owls hosted Auburn and they could not take down the Tigers, losing 6-1. KSU’s offense struggled, producing one run on one hit. Way got the hit for the Owls, belting a double in the sixth inning. The run came in the same inning when Max Pentecost grounded out, which led to Jacob Bruce scoring from third.

Auburn starter Justin Camp earned the win for the Tigers, going 6.2 innings, allowing one hit and striking out four. The Owls will be back in action on Friday as they host a four- game series against Gardner-Webb.


The softball team got its seventh win of the season on Tuesday when it defeated Mis- sissippi State 2-1 in eight innings. Courtney Sutter hit a single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and drove in the game-winning run. Paige Matthews pitched five innings and gave up three hits and one run while striking out three. Amanda Henderson came in on re- lief and pitched three innings and gave up two hits and zero runs while striking out five.

The win came on the heels of a 2-2 split against North Florida last weekend. The Owls lost Game 1, won the doubleheader games on Saturday and lost the finale on Sunday. They will travel to Highland Heights Kentucky this weekend to take on Northern Kentucky for a three-game set.


Freshman guard Deandrea Sawyers had a stellar rookie season and because of it, she earned Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshmen Team honors on Tuesday. Sawyers was one of only two rookies in the conference to rank in the top 12 in scoring, averaging 13.3 points per game. She made 60 three-pointers, which is the third most in school history in one season.

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