Softball Drops Eagle Classic Finale to South Carolina
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STATESBORO, GA. – Georgia Southern Softball closed the 2013 Eagle Classic by falling 7-2 to South Carolina at Eagle Field. The Gamecocks won the Eagle Classic Championship by going undefeated on the weekend. The Eagles, hampered by three errors, did all their scoring in the sixth inning off back-to-back solo home runs.
South Carolina (12-3) took an early lead with a run in the first inning. A walk with one out opened the door for the Gamecocks to score the run later in the inning with a single to left field. Sarah Purvis held the Gamecocks scoreless in the second third and fourth innings, not allowing another hit until the top of the fifth.
The Gamecocks added four runs in the fourth with three coming home on a three-run home run by Kristen Streuett to give the visitors a 5-0 lead.
In the sixth, Lexi Allen got the Eagles (9-10) on the board with a solo home run to left field. It was the first long-ball of the season for the sophomore who was not retired all day. Next up was Kourtny Thomas who crushed her fifth home run of the season to the same spot in left field, cutting the lead to 5-2.
The Gamecocks tacked on two more runs in the top of the seventh to account for the 7-2 final score. Purvis struck out nine and took the loss, falling to 5-6 on the season.
Next up for Georgia Southern is the first midweek game of the season on Wednesday afternoon at home against Jacksonville. The Eagles face the Dolphins starting from 5 p.m. at the friendly confines of Eagle Field. Next weekend, Georgia Southern opens SoCon play with a trip to Elon.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Sunday, 03 March 2013 17:40