McClain’s Friday Five: Cuatro de Mayo

McClain Baxley

Ramos is good

After her 3-0 weekend against Appalachian State, senior pitcher Kaylee Ramos was named the Sun Belt softball co-pitcher of the week. Ramos was magnificent in Saturday’s doubleheader going 3 ⅔ innings over the two games striking out three Mountaineers and just one hit. On Sunday in her final game in Statesboro, Ramos started and went the distance, taking a no-hitter into the sixth. She ended with just four hits and her first career shutout.

Fisk’s big week

Despite falling in the Sun Belt Championship last week, junior golfer Steven Fisk qualified for the NCAA Kissimmee Regional. Fisk was one of 45 players on teams that didn’t make the NCAA Championship to be selected based on their individual performance throughout the season. This invite was icing on the cake for Fisk after being named a semifinalist for the Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award earlier in the week. In his third year with the Eagles, Fisk has shot a 72 or better in 25 of the 30 rounds he’s competed in and has won two tournaments. The Regional takes place in Kissimmee, Florida May 14-15.

New head of the water

Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein announced on Friday that Amanda Caldwell will be the new women’s swimming & diving head coach. Caldwell comes to the Eagles from Rice University where she’s been assistant coach for six seasons. During her time with the Owls, Caldwell helped the team bring home three Conference-USA titles. “I want our team members to be more than just athletes, I am looking for the whole package,” Caldwell told gseagles. “That’s who I see myself recruiting to Georgia Southern University.”

New Zealand to Statesboro

Head women’s basketball coach Kip Drown announced the signing of Tsubasa Nisbet to play for the Eagles in the upcoming season. Nisbet has played for the New Zealand U17 national team while also playing for her high school team. The 6’0” forward averaged 12 points and 6.2 rebounds per game throughout the 2017 FIBA U17 Oceania Championship, helping lead New Zealand to the championship game.

Two Tallahassee players commit

This week, the Eagles had two baseball players from Tallahassee, Florida commit to playing for GS. Mason Miller and Cole Vann play for Tallahassee Community College in the NJCAA. The two sophomores lead the team in batting average with Vann hitting .395 and Miller hitting .382. Miller and Vann announced their commitments on Twitter Thursday.

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]