Softball Picked First in SoCon Preseason Poll, Purvis Named Preseason Pitcher of the Year
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Georgia Southern Softball has been picked to repeat as Southern Conference Regular Season Champions in a vote of the league’s head coaches as announced on Tuesday afternoon. Junior hurler Sarah Purvis was tabbed as the league’s Preseason Pitcher of the Year as the SoCon announced its preseason honors list.
Georgia Southern earned seven of the nine first place votes in the poll of the league’s head coaches, finishing above Chattanooga, followed by College of Charleston and Appalachian State. The Eagles’ first league opponent, Elon, finished fifth, followed by UNCG, Western Carolina, Samford and Furman.
Purvis is the fourth-straight Eagle to be named SoCon Preseason Pitcher of the Year. The defending SoCon Pitcher of the Year and SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player set a new school record with 23 victories and 253 strikeouts on the year. She named Preseason All-SoCon First Team by the league’s coaches.
Georgia Southern Softball opens the 2013 season in the Eagle Round Robin on February 8th-10th at Eagle Field in Statesboro.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:27