Softball's Bats Give GSU 11-2 Win at Furman
GSU claims the three-game Southern Conference series 2-1 after a split Friday. The Eagles improve to 20-17 while the Paladins drop to 11-13.
“We knew we were going to have to come out today and fight because we knew Furman was not going to go down quietly,” said GSU head coach Natalie Poole. “We came out ready today.”
Siliga went 2-for-2 with three runs scored. Three of her four RBI came on a three-run homer in the fourth.
“As we go on and make adjustments I think that she is someone that we can count on,” said Poole. “Even if she doesn’t get hits early, she’ll continue to swing away and find a way to make it happen.”
Sophomore Nina Iduate (Norcross, Ga.) went 3-for-4 at the plate for her first three-hit performance in over a month. Sophomore Jenny Side (Loganville, Ga.) recorded two hits and sophomore Kristan Glover (Evans, Ga.) hit a two-run double.
Furman’s Lana Mackey, who shut Georgia Southern out on one hit yesterday, allowed six earned runs (eight total) on eight hits in 3.1 innings.
“I felt like she got in our heads yesterday,” said Poole. “Today we came out with a clear head with a new opportunity and we just didn’t carry those at bats to the plate today. We were able to capitalize on some pitches and get some good solid hits.”
Glover (2-5) earned the win in relief with three scoreless innings.
The Eagles broke open a 2-1 game with six runs in the fourth, helped along by two Furman errors. Siliga had the big hit, her eighth round-tripper of the season, and junior Michelle Beasley (Metter, Ga.) added a RBI single.
Georgia Southern returns to action Wednesday with a doubleheader at Florida State.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Saturday, 22 March 2008 00:05