Softball Travels to Tennessee Classic
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Softball closes out a 16-game road trip with four games at the Tennessee Classic at Lee Softball Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. The Eagles begin play on Saturday, March 5th, with an 11 a.m. game against Louisiana-Monroe before facing No.7 Tennessee at 3 p.m. Georgia Southern plays an exhibition game against the Dutch National Team at 11 a.m. on Sunday and closes the weekend with a 1 p.m. game against the Lady Vols.
Saturday's game is the first between the Eagles and Warhawks. The Eagles and Lady Vols meet for the fifth time as the two teams last played in 2005 when seventh-ranked won in the Georgia Southern Invitational in Statesboro in 2005. Tennessee has won the previous four meetings.
Posting a 3-2 record at Auburn's War Eagle Classic, Georgia Southern improved its record to 7-9. Junior Marie Fogle (Rincon, Ga.) led the GSU bats last weekend and now paces the Eagle offense with a .327 batting average with four home runs. Sophomore Andrea Tarashuk (Flemington, N.J.) is hitting .314 and slugging at a .400 clip.
In the circle, freshman Allie Miles (Dacula, Ga.) recorded two wins last week and has a team-best 2.95 ERA on the year. She is holding opposing batters to a .203 batting average and leads the Southern Conference with 42 strikeouts. Senior Brianna Streetmon (Winder, Ga.) is ranked fourth in the league for strikeouts (28) in 11 appearances.
Georgia Southern returns home following this weekend's play for seven-straight home games starting with back to back doubleheaders against Mercer (March 9th) and Mount St. Mary's (March 10th) with games starting at 3 and 5 p.m. The Eagles open conference play on Saturday, March 12th against Appalachian State.
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.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Friday, 04 March 2011 17:54