Softball Sweeps Florida A&M for Fourth Straight Win
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Softball (4-2) swept Florida A&M (3-4) 9-3, 9-0 in Tuesday’s doubleheader at the Lady Rattler Softball Complex. The Eagles combined for 25 hits in the two games. Georgia Southern has won its fourth straight game since dropping the opening day doubleheader to Troy (Feb. 13).
“We got off the bus and started a little slow. After we talked about it, we started hitting the ball and were able to maintain that all the way through,” said head coach Maggie Johnson. “We had a lot of different people out there, and they took advantage of the opportunity.”
Robyne Siliga (Oceanside, Calif.) went five for seven and drove in three runs in the doubleheader.
Softball defeats Florida A&M in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader 9-3. Georgia Southern took the lead for good in the fourth inning and never looked back. The Eagles racked up a season-high 15 hits in the win.
Nina Iduate (Norcross, Ga.) notched a two-out double that plated Amanda Glover (Evans, Ga.). Iduate scored from second on a passed ball giving Georgia Southern a 4-2 lead, a lead the Eagles did not relinquish.
Robyne Siliga (Oceanside, Calif.), Amanda Hall (Haddock, Ga.) and Amanda Glover had three hits each combining for nine of the 15 hits in game one.
Freshman Hillary Martin (Cumming, Ga.) picked up the win in relief, pitching four plus innings while allowing only two hits. She combined with Brianna Streetmon (Winder, Ga.) for a four hitter.
“Pitching was good,” said Johnson. “We were able to get everybody in there and get them some experience.”
The Eagles loaded the bases in the second inning after Marie Fogle (Rincon, Ga.) walked but managed only one run taking an early 1-0 lead.
The Rattlers took the lead back in the bottom of the inning on a two-out two RBI single by Tara Vincent.
Softball extended its lead with four straight singles in the fifth, scoring two runs. Amanda Glover drove in Bethany Crenshaw (Warner Robins, Ga.) for the first run of the inning. Jordyn Nail (Swainsboro, Ga.) followed Glover with her first RBI of the season.
Georgia Southern scored three more runs in the sixth extending its lead to 8-2. Sam Russo (Snellville, Ga.) and Amanda Glover had back-to-back RBI doubles in the inning.
Softball defeated Florida A&M in five innings 9-0 at the Lady Rattler Softball Complex Tuesday.
Georgia Southern scored five runs in the fourth to put the game away. All but one run came with two outs already recorded. Kristan Glover (Evans, Ga.) knocked in two runs with her first hit of the season. Kelly Burnett (Boynton Beach, Fla.) drove in two more runs on a triple to center. Burnett went three for three with two runs scored and pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
“She has been trying to fight her way into the lineup and has been working hard in the outfield,” said Johnson. “I was impressed with the way she came out. She really got the job done today in the second game.”
Kristan Glover picked up her third win of the season allowing no runs on two hits.
Iduate led off the game with a walk and scored on Hanna Ennis’ (Snellville, Ga.) second triple of the season. Ennis went three for three with a RBI. Siliga walked with no outs and scored the second run of the inning netting Georgia Southern a 2-0 lead.
The Eagles added two more runs in the top of the second. Burnett led off the inning with her first hit of the season. Iduate and Ennis both had one-out singles to load the bases. Siliga drove in two runs with a base knock.
Softball returns to action Friday at the Holiday Inn Eagle Classic. First pitch against Charleston Southern is set for 1 p.m.
Published on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 00:13