Jacksonville Sweeps Softball Doubleheader
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Softball (17-20) ran into a strong Jacksonville (24-12) pitching staff on Tuesday (March 29th) afternoon at Eagle Field. The Dolphins picked up two wins over the Eagles, 4-0 and 8-2, to end a two-game Georgia Southern winning streak in the series.
The Dolphins took first blood in game one with pairs of runs in the first and second innings. Jacksonville opened the game with a triple and a double to score the game's first run and posted its second on a dropped fly ball with one out in the inning. In the second frame, JU laced a two-out double down the left field line to plate two runners for a 4-0 Dolphin lead.
Freshman Allie Miles (Dacula, Ga.) entered the game to pitch in the second inning. She shut down the Jacksonville offense and tossed five and a third innings of no-hit ball with six strikeouts.
Jacksonville's starting pitcher, Olivia Kline, allowed just three Eagle hits as she went the distance to pick up her 10th win of the season.
In the day's second game, Jacksonville took advantage of an Eagle error in the third inning to score three in the frame. A two-run home run in the fifth inning gave the Dolphins a 5-0 lead which grew to eight on a three-run homer in the sixth inning. Jacksonville's offense recorded 10 hits in game two while the Eagles mustered four hits including three in the two-run sixth inning.
Junior Jorie Walker (Dublin, Ga.) scored Georgia Southern's first run of the game in the sixth off a bases-loaded ground out by Andrea Tarashuk (Flemington, N.J.). Senior Marie Fogle (Rincon, Ga.) came home on Mackenzie Williams' (Baxley, Ga.) RBI single to left field to cut the deficit to 8-2.
The Eagles play host to Samford this weekend for a three-game Southern Conference series with a doubheader Saturday and a single game on Sunday.
On Saturday, April 2nd, the Georgia Southern Softball team will support the ongoing fight against breast cancer with a Breast Cancer Awareness Game. The Eagles will sell special pink T-shirts and headbands on Wednesday and Thursday of this week from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Russell Student Union on campus. The themed T-shirts are $15 and headbands are $5. Both items will also be available for purchase on game day.
Fans may follow all the action of the 2011 Georgia Southern Softball season by visiting GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com/softball or check in for scores at twitter.com/GSScores or facebook.com/GSAthletics for updates.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 20:51