No. 22 Ragin Cajuns unable to sweep the Eagles

Freshman Allyssah Mullis leads the team in doubles with 10. 

Ryan Kostensky

Georgia Southern Softball visited the #22 ranked Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana over the weekend. Despite dropping the series, the Eagles were able to come away with one win over the ranked Sun Belt foe.

Game One: GS 0, UL 2

The Eagles dropped game one of the double header Saturday by a narrow margin, despite a great outing from freshman pitcher Rylee Waldrep, who held the nationally-ranked team to just 2 runs.

The Eagles offense was unable to muster up any runs, getting stifled by the Ragin’ Cajun pitching.

Game Two: GS 3, UL 2 (Final/8)

Georgia Southern came away with their first road win against a nationally ranked team in program history during the second game of Saturday’s double header.

Sophomore Shelby Wilson provided a solo home run in the top of the first inning, setting the tone for the Eagles.

In what was a back and forth battle, GS saw their lead diminish in the bottom half of the first, trailing 1-2. In the third inning, however, they would get that run back and tie the game.

In the eighth inning, the first extra inning of the affair, junior Hannah Farrell drove what would be the game-winning run with a double.

In the winning effort, the Eagles had great pitching by the senior Kierra Camp.

Game Three: GS 0, UL 9 (Final/5)

In the final game of the three game series, the Eagles were unable to get any runs or stop the Ragin’ Cajun offense.

All nine UL runs were scored in the second and the third innings. In the second inning, five runs were plated and in the third, four runs were plated.

Despite the loss, the Eagles still took one game in the series, which can help with momentum going into the tournament.

What’s Next?

The Eagles host arch-rival Appalachian State with a double header on April 28, and a game on April 29. The final home series of the season is set to start at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, [email protected]