Softball goes 1-2 against Mocs

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Katie Tolbert


Georgia Southern University’s softball team dropped two games in its weekend series against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga but left on Sunday dominating its final game.

The Eagles started their weekend on Saturday with a doubleheader against the Mocs. In the first game, neither team really dominated the other, but the Mocs showed up as the more consistent team. UTC scored a run every inning they were up at bat, defeating the Eagles 6-5.

The Eagles did not show themselves as weak to this UTC team, especially when junior infielder Kourtny Thomas scored a two-run home run in the first inning of the game and in the seventh inning junior infielder Shelby Morrill scored a solo home run.

Directly after this game, the Eagles had to face off against the Mocs once more to end the day. UTC showed power in the circle and shut out the Eagles 3-0. While GSU junior pitcher Allie Miles let up three runs, UTC sophomore pitcher Taylor Deason let up no runs and only allowed four total hits.

Although the Eagles got swept in their doubleheader, when they played their final game on Sunday they showed up as a brand new team. Miles was once again out in the circle, but during this game she only allowed seven hits and one run.

Behind the plate, the Eagles were able to get the bases loaded twice and both times scored two runs off of two singles. Also, Thomas hit her second home run of the series, her 10th home run of the season.

The Eagles recorded a losing record this weekend, but for the weekend they only committed three errors and let up 10 runs, while the Mocs committed four errors and let up 12 runs.

The Eagles will continue to play on the road in a doubleheader tomorrow against Georgia State University at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m