Georgia Southern Drops a Pair on Day One of War Eagle Classic
AUBURN, Ala. - Georgia Southern softball dropped both games Friday on day one of the War Eagle Classic at Jane B. Moore Field on the campus of Auburn University. Marshall took game one, 1-0, and Auburn benefitted from four Eagle defensive errors for a 9-1 win.
In the sixth inning of game one, Marshall's Alianna Telles singled up the middle to plate Alamda Lara to give the Thundering Herd a 1-0 lead. Bethany Crenshaw (Warner Robins, Ga.) broke up Marshall's perfect game bid in the bottom of the frame with a swinging bunt single down the third base line. The senior, however, would be stranded at first base.
Allie Miles (Dacula, Ga.) pitched a complete game and suffered the hard-luck loss. She allowed one run off three hits and fanned four in the game. Both offenses struggled in the game as four total hits were recorded.
Against Auburn, Marie Fogle (Rincon, Ga.) led off the game with a bloop single to shallow right centerfield. Kelly Burnett (Boynton Beach, Fla.) advanced Fogle to second with a bunt, but the Eagles were unable to advance her any further in the inning.
Georgia Southern was hampered by poor defensive play as the Eagles committed four errors against Auburn. The Tigers scored two runs off two hits and an error in the second inning to take an early 2-0 lead. In the top of the third, Fogle sliced the Auburn lead in half with a towering home run to right centerfield with one out. She now leads the team with four home runs this season.
Auburn struck back with four runs in the bottom of the third, taking advantage of a pair of Georgia Southern errors in the frame to post a 6-1 lead. In the fourth inning, the Tigers tacked on three more runs to post the 9-1 final score.
Senior Brianna Streetmon (Winder, Ga.) struck out three Tigers in 3.2 innings of work. She allowed nine runs, four earned off seven hits. Classmate Megen Smith (Springfield, Ga.) tossed the final third of an inning and recorded a strikeout.
On Saturday, the Eagles face Belmont (6:30 p.m.) and Middle Tennessee State (9 p.m.) in the War Eagle Classic before closing play on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. versus Murray State.
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- Category: Softball
- Published on Friday, 25 February 2011 13:23