Eagles prove they can play with the best

Hayden Boudreaux

In the pre-season the 

On Saturday, the No. 1 softball team in the country rolled into Statesboro.

With two straight conference championships and a solid track record against top teams, the GSU couldn’t get their bats going against Renfroe and started the inning with a strike out and a groundout. Eagle senior

The rest of weekend was equally successful with GSU outscoring their other opponents Oakland University and Northern Colorado University 27-1, finishing the weekend with a record of 3-1.

Junior pitcher Brooke Red pitched a shutout against Oakland on Friday, followed by junior Marla Thompson pitching another shutout on Saturday. Purvis got her first win on Sunday against NCU and totaled six strikeouts.

The Eagles will get another chance to assert their dominance in Miami at the Florida International University Tournament this weekend. They will take the mound against the University of Wisconsin, which is ranked No. 30 in the nation. GSU will open the tournament at 11 a.m. on Friday against the Badgers.

Photos by Ryan Woodham