Softball Defeats Western Carolina 6-1
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Georgia Southern softball team (26-24) stayed alive with a 6-1 win over Western Carolina in game two of Thursday's Southern Conference Tournament action.
Georgia Southern scored in three straight innings to start the game and kept the Catamounts scoreless through four innings.
Brianna Streetmon (Winder, Ga.) allowed one unearned run on six hits to earn her 15th win of the season. Streetmon pitched her 15th complete game and allowed two hits through the first three innings.
The Eagles scored for the second straight game in the first inning. Fogle tripled with one out and scored on a suicide squeeze laid down by Siliga.
Georgia Southern added another run after Jenny Side (Loganville, Ga.) reached on a leadoff error. Hanna Ennis (Snellville, Ga.) moved pinch-runner Bethany Crenshaw (Warner Robins, Ga.) to second with a sacrifice bunt. Michelle Beasley (Metter, Ga.) moved the runner to third on a ground out. Iduate beat out a throw from shortstop and plated Crenshaw with an infield single.
Softball added two more runs in the third inning. Siliga led off with a base hit to center and moved to second on a ground out to short. An error on the second baseman on Smith's at-bat allowed Siliga to score. Sam Russo (Snellville, Ga.) moved Smith to second after she was hit by a pitch. Side doubled, plating Smith and moving Russo into scoring position, but Stephanie Beatty robbed a liner from Iduate to end the inning.
The Catamounts broke open the shutout in the fifth inning, scoring a run on two hits. Danielle Reese dropped in a base hit down the left field line and moved to third after Katie King's sacrifice bunt was misplayed. The Eagles got a quick second out on a play at the plate, but Kristen Gay singled over the head of a jumping Iduate scoring the runner from third.
Softball will face the loser of the Samford and Appalachian State game tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Thursday, 07 May 2009 19:08