Softball drops two at the Holiday Inn Eagle Classic
STATESBORO, Ga. Georgia Southern softball drops two on Day two of the Holiday Inn Eagle Classic Saturday at Eagle Field. Georgia Southern lost to Belmont 8-4 in game one and lost to Radford 9-1 in game two.
The Eagles' first and second inning woes continued as Georgia Southern allowed four runs in the first against Belmont and seven in the first two innings against Radford.
Brianna Streetmon (Winder, Ga.) pitched a combined 6.2 innings in relief and allowed only two earned runs.
Georgia Southern lost 8-4 to Belmont Saturday in the first game of the day.
The Eagles got into early trouble and were down 7-0 going into the bottom of the third before Robyne Siliga’s (Oceanside, Calif.) two-run home run put the Eagles on the board.
Georgia Southern added two more runs in the fourth. Nina Iduate (Norcross, Ga.) drove in Bethany Crenshaw (Warner Robins, Ga.) for the first run of the inning. Iduate had a solid first day going two for four with a RBI and a run scored.
Hanna Ennis (Snellville, Ga.) plated Jordyn Nail (Swainsboro, Ga.) who singled with one out in the inning. Nail helped limit the first inning damage when she threw out Sammi Parks at home for the second out of the inning.
Streetmon pitched four innings in relief and allowed only one run on one hit.
Belmont did the majority of their damage in the first inning. Three straight hits followed after one out led to the big inning. Dawn Thoni walked to lead off the inning and scored on Julie Harmon’s triple to right. Harmon went three for four with two RBIs and a run scored. Parks plated Harmon with a single to center. Hannah Irwin doubled to right and scored on a two-out single by Hannah Brenzie.
Softball dropped the second game of the day against Radford 9-1.
The Eagles managed to score one run on only one hit. Amanda Hall (Haddock, Ga.) picked up the lone hit when she led off the fourth with an infield single.
Radford scored three runs in the bottom of the first and added four more in the second.
Georgia Southern picked up their lone run in the top of the second when Sam Russo (Snellville, Ga.) scored on an illegal pitch in the second inning. Russo walked to lead off the inning and stole second before advancing to third on a ground out.
Streetmon pitched two plus innings in relief and allowed one earned run on five hits.
Chelsea Kelley pitched a near perfect game allowing one hit and a run in five innings of work.
Softball returns to action Sunday against Oakland at 11 a.m.
Published on Saturday, 21 February 2009 00:16