Eagle Rally Falls Short in Eagle Classic Championship
STATESBORO, Ga. - Lipscomb pitcher Whitney Kiihnl (4-0) continued her domination of opposing batters in the championship game of the Eagle Classic. She entered the game allowing only three hits in her previous three appearances in the tournament. The Eagles struggled to find an answer to Kiihnl's pitching until Kelly Burnett's (Boynton Beach, Fla.) single in the top of the sixth inning broke up Kiihnl's no hitter for the second straight game against Lipscomb.
Lipscomb scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning to open the scoring off a Vanessa Medina two-run home run. The Lady Bison would extend their lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the third off two back-to-back solo home runs by Kellie Sirus and Abby Keese
The Eagles would attempt to rally in the seventh inning. Megen Smith (Springfield, Ga.) would single to center field and then Sam Russo (Snellville, Ga.) came aboard on a walk. Both runners would advance on a sacrifice by Andrea Tarashuk (Flemington, NJ). However, the Eagles would be unable to plate the runners and would fall 4-0.
In the consolation game of the 2010 Eagle Classic, Oakland (1-4) defeated Binghamton (2-3) 4-2. Oakland would strike first, scoring two runs in the fourth inning. However, Binghamton would answer with one run in the bottom of the fifth and then plating the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning off a passed ball by Oakland catcher Leah DiCristofaro. Oakland would score the winning runs in the top of the eighth off a throwing error by Binghamton shortstop Briana Andrews.
Georgia Southern returns to action on Wednesday February 24th at Eagle Field as it takes on Georgia State in a doubleheader schedule for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Eagles' home games can be heard locally on 91.9 The Buzz with announcers Daniel Sallerson and Drew Cheshire.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Sunday, 21 February 2010 17:29