GATA Challenge

Briana Corlee, Photographer

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  • Eagle fans come to watch the Georgia Southern softball team in the GATA Challenge this past weekend. This tournament is one of two that start off the Lady Eagle’s season.

  • Ashlynn Gunter, number 22, runs out on the field as her teammates cheer during the beginning of the first game of the series. Ashlynn is a senior this year and will graduate with a bachelors in accounting.

  • Kyleigh Richardson, a junior chemistry major, pitched a great first game for the Lady Eagles. They eventually beat the Maine Black Bears 9-4 after falling behind in the first few innings.

  • The Lady Eagles huddle up between innings lead by their head coach, Kim Dean. This will be her fourth season as head coach for Georgia Southern softball.

  • Ashleigh Duty, a junior biochemistry major, sets up to bat as her teammates cheer her on from the dugout.

  • Second baseman, Ashlynn Gunter, fields a ground ball and throws it to first for the last out of the inning.

  • Gus made an appearance at the game on Friday afternoon. He cheered them on, threw out t-shirts, and picked on unsuspecting fans.

  • Aniston Johnson, a sophomore, swings hard during the Eagle’s fight against the Skyhawks on Saturday. Aniston played as a starter for the Lady Eagles even in her freshman year as she works towards an accounting degree.

  • Shelby Barfield, a senior, swings and makes contact with a pitch thrown by the Skyhawks. She is a construction management major from Pembroke, Georgia.

  • Allyssah Mullis, number 91 and Georgia Southern’s starting catcher, frames up a strike thrown by Rylee Waldrep.

  • First Baseman, Faith Shirley, catches a pass from second for the first out of the inning against the lady black bears. After the out, “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen plays over the speakers as fans celebrate.

  • An umpire calls another strike against the SkyHawks as Rylee Waldrep pitches a great game.

  • Olivia Creamer, number 5, is setting up after the pitch in the infield. She is a junior chemistry major from St. Johns, Florida.

  • The pitcher for the Eagles in their game against the Skyhawks, Rylee Waldrep, winds up for a strike. She is currently a graduate student working towards her masters in public administration.

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