Eagles look to leash Bulldogs

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Katie Tolbert

Georgia Southern University’s softball team (15-17) will continue its road trip after going 1-8 over spring break to play against the University of Georgia (25-7).

Over the break, the Eagles struggled against the University of Minnesota, Florida State University, Louisiana State University and the College of Charleston, with only one win against CofC. On the other hand, UGA has won 15 straight games

Behind the plate, the Eagles have several strong players that have performed well this season, such as junior infielder Kourtny Thomas who has 21 hits, 14 runs, 14 RBI’s and seven home runs. Also, senior infielder Tabby Douberley has recorded 30 hits, 12 runs, 22 RBI’s and four home runs.

The Bulldogs also have strong players behind the plate as well. Freshman pitcher Geri Ann Glasco has posted 42 hits, 22 runs, 39 RBI’s and 12 home runs. Sophomore infielder Paige Wilson has posted 45 hits, 35 runs, 42 RBI’s and nine home runs.

When comparing the team’s pitching, GSU has posted more strikeouts, but UGA has allowed fewer runs. Senior pitcher Sarah Purvis has totaled 120 strikeouts for the Eagles this season, but Glasco for the Bulldogs has only allowed 32 runs this season.

The Eagles have been on the road for their past 11 games and will continue to be for this game against the Bulldogs as well. GSU has not been too successful on the road recently, so this game against UGA could cause some problems.

To end GSU’s road swing, the Eagles will return home this weekend to play against Furman University on Friday at 4 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.