Georgia Southern University’s softball team 17-20 will be back on the road this weekend for a three-game weekend series to face off against the second place University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (21-16).
Just recently, the Eagles went 1-2 in a home weekend series against Furman University and went 2-0 against Mercer University in a home doubleheader just three days later. Now, the Eagles will be traveling to the Mocs’ home field, where UTC just had a 3-0 away weekend series against Western Carolina University.
When comparing these two teams’ schedules, the Eagles went 2-0 against Mercer, while the Mocs went 1-2 against Mercer. Also, both teams went 1-2 against Furman. The Mocs also perform better at home with a 6-4 record compared to the Eagles away record of 5-6.
The edge that GSU has over the Mocs going into this game is the amount of errors committed. GSU has a total of 38 errors, while UTC has a total of 57 errors. The Eagles also have double the amount of homeruns that UTC has, but the Mocs outnumber the Eagles in both hits and runs this season.
Most of the teams GSU has come into contact with have not been able to outnumber the Eagles in strikeouts, but the Mocs come very close to the Eagles’ number. This season, junior pitcher Sarah Purvis has posted 130 strikeouts and junior pitcher Allie Miles has posted 79 strikeouts. Closely behind for the Mocs sophomore pitcher Taylor Deason has posted 115 strikeouts and freshman pitcher Rachel Albritton has posted 61 strikeouts.
The Eagles will face the Mocs on Saturday in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and then again on Sunday at 1 p.m.