Softball to kickoff season with Bash in the Boro tournament

Kaitlin Sells

The Georgia Southern softball team will be kicking off their season Friday with a weekend-long home tournament where they’ll be facing off against four different teams. The Eagles are looking to kick off their season right and improve their record last season with their strong roster for the season.

UT Martin

The first the Eagles will face is UT Martin as they kick off their season in Statesboro as well. The Skyhawks went 25-32 in their last 2018 season as well as logging a team batting average of 0.260.

One Skyhawk to be on the lookout for is senior infielder Alli Fulcher who showed a 0.293 batting average last season as well as hitting 22 runs, 48 hits and five home runs.

The Eagles will match up against UT Martin both Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Saint Francis University

GS will secondly face SFU who will most likely be their toughest opponent as they went 39-19 in their last 2018 season as well as going undefeated in their conference.

As a team the Red Flash showed a 0.267 team batting average as well as totaling 83 homeruns on the season.

On SFU player the Eagles need to watch for is senior utility player Cheyenne McKee who logged a .344 batting average as well as tallying 53 runs, 53 hits and eight home runs.

GS will meet the Flash in two games, Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Winthrop

The GS Eagles will be facing the Winthrop Eagles who went 17-32 overall their last 2018 season along with being 7-14 in their conference.

As a team the Eagles batted a 0.236 average as well as notching 294 hits and 141 runs. Junior utility player Ashley Westbrooks led Winthrop last season with her 0.340 batting average, 25 runs, 55 hits and six home runs.

Juniorinfielder Ansley Gilreath is another player the Eagles need to be on the lookout for as Gilreath hit 10 home runs last season as well as batting an average of 0.255.

The two Eagles will be meeting Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Savannah State

The final contest the Eagles will play in will be against neighboring school Savannah State University who went 14-23 overall in their 2018 season and 8-7 in their conference.

As a team SSU logged a batting average of .270 as well as tallying 164 runs, 255 hits and 11 home runs.

One tiger the Eagles need to keep an eye on is senior third baseman Cortni Jones who logged a .398 batting average last season as well as notching 31 runs, 41 hits and nine home runs.

The Tigers and the Eagles will face in the last match of the tournament Sunday at 2 p.m.

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