Lady Eagles fall twice to Warhawks

GS softball team continues to struggle early in the season

DJ Cadden, Correspondent

After an extended break due to positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within the Georgia Southern program, the Eagle softball team was back in action this weekend with a three game series against Louisiana-Monroe.

The series marked the opening of Sun Belt Conference play for the Eagles.

The series began on Friday and things began well for the Lady Eagles. As the opener was heading to the seventh inning, GS held a 3-1 lead.

However, a four run inning from ULM was enough to push them over the top and escape with a victory.

On Saturday, things looked dim for the Eagles from the start. After just four innings, GS found themselves trailing, 9-1.

Luckily for the Eagles, they were able to find eight more runs of their own and ended up forcing extra innings. This offensive high would be short-lived as the Eagles came up empty in the eighth inning and fell to the Warhawks.

The series finale was slated for Sunday, but due to rain the game was postponed to Monday; unfortunately for both teams, the inclement weather continued into Monday, which forced the cancellation of the game.

Ashlynn Gunter, Faith Shirley, and Aniston Johnson were the only Eagles to record multiple RBIs over the weekend. Anna Feil and Aaliyah Garcia both recorded a loss.

Wednesday’s game against No. 16 Georgia was also postponed to accommodate the rescheduling of the series against Louisiana and Mercer.