Softball Splits in Second Day of 2013 Eagle Classic
STATESBORO, GA. – Georgia Southern Softball earned a split in the second day of the 2013 Eagle Classic, falling 6-2 to Kennesaw State before taking a walk-off 3-2 win over Florida International in the second game of the day. GSU is back in action on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. against South Carolina in the finale of the 2013 Eagle Classic.
“It was a big win of us in the second game today,” said Head Coach Annie Smith. “Brooke (Red) pitched a great game and we fought hard at the plate to get the win.”
- GAME ONE –
Kennesaw State took the 6-2 win over the Eagles to open Georgia Southern’s second day at its’ home tournament. The Owls did all their scoring in the fifth inning, posting six runs off a pair of hits and four GSU errors as all six runs went down as unearned.
With their backs against the wall in the seventh, Georgia Southern cut the lead to four with a two-run Tabby Douberley home run. The senior pounded her second home run of the season and fifth extra base hit of the campaign for two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
- GAME TWO –
Three unanswered runs in the final four innings were enough to give Georgia Southern the walk-off win over Florida International in game two. The Panthers went out to an early lead, but two runs in the fourth and a run in the seventh helped the Eagles steal the win.
The Panthers got an early jump on the Eagles in game two with a first inning run. A double to left followed by a single through the right side plated the run in the opening frame. An error with one out in the third inning opened the door for FIU to add to their lead. A single through the right side with runners on the corners made the score 2-0.
In the fourth inning Andrea Tarashuk cut the lead in half with a single to third base with the bases loaded and two outs. Freshman Lindsey Wilcox was hit by a pitch later in the inning to push in the tying run.
Alexa Lewis opened the seventh inning with a leadoff single and reached second on a Lexi Allen sacrifice bunt. A ground out by Kourtny Thomas brought the winning run to third base with two outs in the inning. A fielding error by the FIU second baseman allowed Lewis to score and give the Eagles the come-from-behind 3-2 win.
Brooke Red picked up her second victory for Georgia Southern this season in the pitching circle. She went the distance and struck out five batters and improves to 2-1 on the year.
Georgia Southern wraps-up the 2013 Eagle Classic on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. against South Carolina. The final day of the tournament, which features three games, starts at 10 a.m. with Kennesaw State facing Alabama State.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Saturday, 02 March 2013 20:59