GSU suffers a Baton Rouge beat down

Randall Hampton

First game ends in loss

Georgia Southern University’s softball team dropped its fifth straight game with an 8-0 loss to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

GSU got two hits off LSU senior pitcher Rachele Fico, both coming off the bat of senior first baseman Tabby Douberley.

GSU junior pitcher Sarah Purvis got rocked early giving up back to back home runs in the second inning.  Purvis would allow five earned runs as she only lasted two innings.

With the offense non-existent and the team’s best pitcher struggling, sophomore pitcher Brooke Red was called on to help stop the bleeding.  Unfortunately for the Eagles LSU freshman short stop Bianka Bell would not be denied.

She went deep twice, hitting a home run off Purvis and Red and was the catalyst to the blow out.

Red would give up six more hits and two earned runs as LSU proved to be superior in game one of a double header.  Game two is set to start at 8 p.m.

In second game, LSU sweeps Eagles off the field

Victory slipped away from the Georgia Southern University’s softball team as Louisiana State University’s freshman short stop Bianka Bell led her team to a 3-2 comeback win.

Senior first baseman Tabby Douberley drove home the only runs in the game for GSU when she bounced a double over the left field fence.

The score would stay knotted at 2-2 until Bell sent a double of her own into left centerfield in the bottom of the third inning. Junior second baseman Allison Falcon would cross the plate and seal the win for LSU.

Junior pitcher Allie Miles started for the Eagles, but she gave up two earned runs in just one inning of work. Junior pitcher Sarah Purvis came on in relief and pitched five solid innings of one run ball.

The loss was the sixth in a row for GSU and the team has to wait until this weekend against the College of Charleston to try and get back in the winning column.