Eagles Enter 2011 SoCon Tournament as No. 3 Seed
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern plays host to the 18th Southern Conference Softball Championships at Eagle Field, with the first of five games beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11th. No. 3 seed Georgia Southern opens its bid for a third SoCon Tournament title against No. 6 seed UNCG on Wednesday, May 11th, at 7 p.m. The Eagles closed their home schedule against the Spartans with a three-game series sweep on April 22nd and 23rd.
The Eagles (28-27, 16-8 SoCon) are 40-31 all-time in the SoCon Tournament with championships in 1999 and 2006. Against UNCG (24-30, 10-14), Georgia Southern leads the all-time series by a 40-22 margin and holds an 8-2 advantage in SoCon Tournament play. In the regular season, GSU topped the Spartans 3-1, 8-0 and 7-2 to take the series. The highlight of the weekend was Allie Miles (Dacula, Ga.) 15 strikeouts in game two of the series. The six-inning victory was her second one-hitter of the year.
Kayla Brooks (Jonesboro, Ga.) staged her debut against the Spartans with a 6-for-8 performance at the plate that included scoring two runs. Marie Fogle (Rincon, Ga.) posted two of her four career triples against UNCG, and is a .370 career hitter against Greensboro. Senior Brianna Streetmon (Winder, Ga.) has a 0.78 ERA in 45.0 career innings against UNCG.
UNCG closed the regular season with three-straight losses to Elon last weekend. Alex Emeterio leads the Spartan offense with a .350 average, but was held hitless (0-for-8) in the regular seasons series. Heather Robb was the leading hitter in the series with a 3-for-8 weekend that included a double. UNCG's ace pitcher, Cory Matson, faced the Eagles twice in the regular season and surrendered 10 runs off 12 hits.
Live video streaming of all 16 games will be available on SoCon TV with the audio on the radio locally in Statesboro at 91.9 The Buzz. Georgia Southern's games can be viewed on Eagle Vision by subscription. For more information about SoCon TV, please visit SoConSports.com.
Tickets are available for purchase at the left field entrance to Eagle Field. All-session adult passes are $30, while all-session youth passes (pre-kindergarten) cost $15. Single session passes cost only $5 for adults and $3 for youths. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $2 each. Only cash and checks made payable to "Southern Conference" will be taken at the gate. Students enrolled at Southern Conference institutions get in free with a valid I.D.
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.
|2011 SoCon Softball Championships Schedule|
|Wednesday, May 11th|
|Game 1: #8 Furman vs. #9 Western Carolina||10 a.m|
|Game 2: #4 College of Charleston vs. #5 Elon||12 p.m.|
|Game 3: #1 Chattanooga vs. Game 1 Winner||2 p.m.|
|Game 4: #2 Appalachian State vs. #7 Samford||5 p.m.|
|Game 5: #3 Georgia Southern vs. #6 UNCG||7 p.m.|
|Thusrday, May 12th|
|Game 6: Game 2 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser||10 a.m.|
|Game 7: Game 4 Loser vs. Game 5 Loser||12 p.m.|
|Game 8: Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner||3 p.m.|
|Game 9: Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner||5 p.m.|
|Friday, May 13th|
|Game 10: Game 8 Loser vs. Game 7 Winner||10 a.m.|
|Game 11: Game 9 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner||12 p.m.|
|Game 12: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner||3 p.m.|
|Game 13: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner||5 p.m.|
|Saturday, May 14th|
|Game 14: Game 12 Loser vs. Game 13 Winner||11 a.m.|
|Game 15: Game 12 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner||1:30 p.m.|
Game 16: Game 15 Winner vs. Game 15 Loser
- Category: Softball
- Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 19:57