Softball Began Fall Practice Wednesday
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern Softball team began fall practice today (September 8), working for two and a half hours at Eagle Field.
The Eagles began the session going over defensive fundamentals, learning the team's defensive philosophy, using drills that covered glove work, throwing and footwork. The practice concluded with batting practice after a spending time working on the fundamentals of hitting.
Each player participated in hitting drills, both in the batting cages and on the field. One emphasis of today's practice was driving the ball, using weighted balls during hitting to increase power during the swing.
Megen Smith (Springfield, Ga.) and Sarah Purvis (Warner Robins, Ga.) showed off their power, driving balls out of the park during batting practice.
"I was pleased with the intensity the team brought to the first day of practice," Head Coach Maggie Johnson said. "We have high expectations for this season, and they came back ready to work toward achieving our goals."
The Eagles will host a tournament on Sept. 25-26 at Eagle Field. Georgia Southern will play three games Saturday and three games on Sunday.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Wednesday, 08 September 2010 22:56