The top-seeded North Georgia College & State University softball team advanced to their fourth straight NCAA Southeast Super Regional on Sunday by defeating fourth-seeded Augusta State 1-0 in the Dahlonega Regional Championship.
Lady Saints pitcher Jessica Coan (25-7) capped a perfect 3-0 weekend for the Saints (48-8), tossing her second complete game shutout of the regional, striking out eight and scattering just three hits.
In 14 innings of this weekend’s regional games, Coan allowed no runs and just six hits, while striking out 19 batters. The pitching of Coan and Buford High grad Melissa Dickie led the Saints to victory as their offense mustered just four runs, only one of which were earned.
North Georgia capitalized on each of their opponents mistakes and limited their own, committing just three errors to their opponents six.
For the second straight day the Saints capitalized on early miscues, as a throwing error led to the eventual game-winning run crossing the plate.