Preview: Softball on the road and looking to break losing streak

Kaitlin Sells

The Georgia Southern softball team will be looking to bounce back from a weekend sweep as well as breaking their five game losing streaking as they travel to take on UL Monroe in a weekend series.

GS (16-18; 3-9)

The Eagles have struggled these past few games, falling just short on the bats and collecting five straight losses, while showing for an overall record of 16-18 and a conference record of 3-9.

As a team, the Eagles show a batting average of .262 while junior outfielder Shelby Wilson leads GS with her .395 batting average. Wilson has collected 21 runs, 34 hits and seven home runs on the season during her 86 at-bats.

Pitching-wise we can expect to see sophomore Rylee Waldrep as she has seen the mound for 84.1 innings this season, throwing for 33 strikeouts and showing a 3.65 ERA.

ULM (5-29; 2-10)

The Warhawks have logged a less than successful season so far as they’ve struggled to claim a victory at home as they’ve shown a 0-8 home record on the 2019 season.

As a team, ULM bats an average of .233 with leader Sydney McKay showing for a .421 batting average off her 107 at-bats. McKay has logged 18 runs and 45 hits on the season as well as showing a slugging percentage of .477.

The Eagles should prepare to see Adrianna Chavarria on the mound at some point over the weekend as the freshman pitcher has logged 28 strikeouts in the 61 innings she has pitched, earning her a 3.90 ERA.

Weekend play will begin Friday as first pitch is set for 3 p.m. in Louisiana.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]