Softball Trumps Tennessee Tech, 1-0
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STATESBORO, GA. – Georgia Southern needed just one run to best Tennessee Tech in the final game of the 2013 Eagle Round Robin Tournament. A home run by Kourtny Thomas in the fourth inning proved to be the difference as Sarah Purvis fanned 11 en route to her third win of the year. The Eagles are now 3-1 on the season while Tennessee Tech falls to 2-2.
“It was a nice game defensively,” said Head Coach Annie Smith. “Sarah Purvis pitched another great game in the circle and Kourtny Thomas delivered a big hit for us, so all-together a great softball game.”
After three and a half scoreless innings, Kourtny Thomas lashed her second home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth. The line drive shot snuck around the left field foul pole and gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
In the top of the seventh, the Golden Eagles registered their best chance of the afternoon by putting runners on first and second with just one out. Purvis struck out the next batter, but hit a pinch hitter to load the bases with two outs in the frame. Purvis, however, struck out the final batter on four pitches to nail down the win for the Eagles.
Purvis finished the afternoon with 11 strikeouts and her third win of the season in the complete-game shutout victory. She only allowed three hits on the afternoon as the junior made her case for SoCon Pitcher of the Week in the opening weekend of the season.
Next weekend Georgia Southern travels south for three games at the FGCU Tournament in Ft. Myers, Fla. The Eagles will face Southern Illinois, Wichita State, defending national champion Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast in the weekend tournament.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Sunday, 10 February 2013 16:10