Softball Keeps Second Place Hopes Alive with a 1-0 Win Over Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Georgia Southern softball team (23-21, 12-9) used another fine pitching performance from Brianna Streetmon (Winder, Ga.) to become just the third conference team to defeat Chattanooga (25-20, 14-3). The Eagles defeated the Mocs 1-0, picking up their 12th conference win of the year.
Streetmon pitched a complete game shutout to win her 14th win of the season.
“She pitched a great game and shut them down today. The defense kept them contained today despite the two errors,” said head coach Maggie Johnson. “We got the job done with runners in scoring position.”
The Eagles scored their lone run in the fourth inning on Mackenzie Williams' (Baxley, Ga.) two-out base hit. “She felt good after her first at bat and came up big for us,” said Johnson. Sam Russo (Snellville, Ga.) led off the inning with a single but was retired on a fielder's choice. Amanda Glover (Evans, Ga.) walked before another fielder's choice left GSU with only one out remaining, but Williams came through with a base hit scoring Glover from second.
The Eagles had other opportunities to give Streemon a cushion but were unable to bring a runner home from third in the second and seventh innings.
GSU loaded the bases after two quick outs in the second inning, using two walks and a base hit. Russo and Megen Smith (Springfield, Ga.) were retired on a pair of ground balls to start the inning. Glover walked before Hanna Ennis (Snellville, Ga.) singled down the third base line moving Glover to second. Williams walked to load the bases; but Marie Fogle (Rincon, Ga.) grounded out to shortstop, ending the inning.
Streetmon retired the side in order in the first two innings of the game and was on track to do so in the third inning before an error allowed Lauren Flores to reach. Lyndsey Stiles followed the error with a base hit and stole second to put two runners in scoring position with two outs. Streetmon bared down and struck out Kaiti Kelley to end the inning.
Fogle led off the seventh inning with an infield base hit and stole second during Robyne Siliga's (Oceanside, Calif.) at bat. Siliga advanced Fogle to third on a ground out, but Amanda Hall (Haddock, Ga.) grounded out to end the inning, stranding Fogle at third.
Streetmon shut down the Mocs and retired the side in the bottom half of the seventh inning to secure the win.
Softball continues a five game road trip with a doubleheader against #8 Georgia. First pitch in Wednesday's doubleheader is set for 4 p.m.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:28