Augustana Continues Arkansas Roadtrip

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Augustana continues their Arkansas road trip today with a double header against Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.  The teams will play 2 games at Noon today and complete the 3 game series with a single game tomorrow at Noon.

The Augies are coming off of a 2-1 series against Arkansas Tech.  On Monday they took the final game in the set with a 9-5 win.  Augustana continued with their strong early season hitting by pounding out 14 hits in the 9 inning game.  Drew Heitoff, Ian Strum and Dan Morrison each colllected 3 hits to pace the offense.  Reliever Tim Duffy collected the win as starter Kenny Lidke couldn’t quite get to 5 innings and get the decision.  The write up and boxscore are here – Augustana Writeup

The Harding Bison have been picked to finish 4th in the Gulf Coast Conference’s West Division – one spot ahead of Arkansas Tech.  The Bison finished the 2008 season with a 27-23 record and made it to their Conference playoffs.  Harding lost their top 2 players to graduation from that team but does return 13 letter winners and has 3 new team members listed on the GSC Top Newcomers list.  Harding’s season preview and series preview can be found here – Harding Bison Baseball

The Augies and Knights have only played 1 other time, in 1978, and Harding won both games.

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