AIKEN -- USC Aiken jumped out to an early 8-1 lead over Augusta State and held on to win 11-9 Wednesday night.
The Pacers (25-21) were led by the top three guys in their batting lineup. Right fielder Kirby Langley, Shortstop Bobby Jensen and designated hitter Antonio Evans batted a combined 5-for-14 with 7 RBI. Britt Pender picked up the win pitching into the seventh inning. Clay Farr pitched the final 2 2/3 picking up his fourth save.
The Jaguars (21-23) were led by designated hitter Bill Parker who went 3-for-4 with a triple and 2 RBI. Third baseman Willie Carter added 2 RBI for Augusta State.
USC Aiken wraps up its regular season this weekend at UNC Pembroke. Augusta State plays at Anderson, today, 5 p.m.
Augusta State -- 010 031 301 -- 9 14 2
USC Aiken -- 062 021 00x -- 11 13 1
Rob Appleman (L, 1-2), Jay Sanders (2), Grady Blanchard (3), Andrew Freeman (8) and Clint Rutledge. Britt Pender (W, 1-0), Clay Farr (7) (S, 4) and Shawn Bennett. HR: Bobby Jensen (USCA). 3B: Bill Parker (ASU). 2B: Louis Mackie (ASU), Kirby Langley (USCA), Bennett (USCA), Beau Whitenack (USCA), Marc Bishop (USCA).
Leading hitters: Augusta State, Mackie 2-5, Matt Mixon 2-5, Robbie Smith 3-5, Parker 3-4, 2 RBI. USC Aiken, Langley 2-6, 3 RBI, Josh Griffith 2-5, Antonio Evans 2-5, 2 RBI, Brad Bryan 2-4, Bishop 2-3. Records: Augusta State 21-23, 10-14 PBAC; USC Aiken 25-21, 12-14 PBAC. Next: USC Aiken at UNC Pembroke this weekend.
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