Softball Continues Five Game Homestand this Weekend
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Georgia Southern softball team (20-18, 9-6) is in the stretch run and will face UNC Greensboro in a critical Southern Conference series. First pitch in Saturday's doubleheader is set for 1 p.m.
The Eagles are coming off a midweek series split with Charleston Southern. The pitching staff really shined in Wednesday's doubleheader, allowing only one earned run in the 14 innings they pitched.
Hillary Martin ( Cumming, Ga.) came on in relief in game one and held CSU scoreless through the remaining four innings, giving the Eagles a chance to retake the lead. Martin pitched four scoreless innings and allowed only two hits.
Brianna Streetmon (Winder, Ga.) and Megen Smith (Springfield, Ga.) combined for a three-hit shutout in game two. Streetmon earned her 12th win after allowing only one hit through four innings, and Smith added her second save of the season.
Robyne Siliga (Oceanside, Calif.) will look to continue her hot hitting from game two this weekend. Siliga went three for three with two RBIs and her eighth homer of the season in game two. The senior third baseman is closing in on the single season walk record and currently is tied for second with 33 free passes. Siliga set the record last season after walking 38 times in 58 games.
Georgia Southern currently resides in second place in the SoCon with a 9-6 record.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Friday, 17 April 2009 00:26