Eagles able to break losing streak, but unable to take the series

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  • Senior pitcher Kierra Camp threw a two-hitter shutout in Saturday’s win over UTA.

Kaitlin Sells

The softball team was able to break their 10 game losing streak with a game two win against UT-Arlington, but was unable to take the series win at home.

Game One; L (2-4)

The Eagles started their weekend play by adding one more loss to their losing streak and extending it to 10.

Georgia Southern was first on the board with a run in the bottom of the first off of a home run from sophomore Mehkia Freeman and the Eagles were able to hold that lead until the third inning.

UTA came back and had a big third inning by adding three runs and taking the lead with the help from a two-run home run. The Eagles then answered with a run in the bottom of the third off of a throwing error by the Mavericks.

UTA added another insurance run in the top of the fifth to seal the 4-2 win over the Eagles.

Pitcher Randi Philips took the win for the Mavericks as she only threw three hits and one run in the five innings she pitched and threw two strikeouts.

Freshman Rylee Waldrep was on the mound for the Eagles and took the loss as she threw six hits and four runs while throwing three strikeouts.

Game Two; W (2-0)

Game two was a slow game, as there were no runs or points on the board until the bottom of the fifth.

UTA was unable to make it to home plate, while the Eagles found success in home runs. Freshman Sydney Fisher was able to notch her first collegiate home run in the bottom of the fifth, and junior Logan Harrell added to the scoring with another homerun in the bottom of the sixth.

Randi Philips took the loss for the Mavericks as she threw six hits and two runs in the six innings she pitched and threw one strikeout.

Senior Kierra Camp ran the mound this game, only allowing two hits and no runs while throwing four strikeouts.

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Game Three; L (10-7)

Game three went quickly downhill as UTA had a big first inning, taking the lead early on with five-runs in the bottom of the first with the help of a three-run home run.

Things got worse for the Eagles as they remained unable to add any points to the board as the Mavericks notched three more runs by the end of the fourth.

The Eagles could have given up but kept fighting as they got on the board and added three runs in the bottom of the fourth with the help of another home run from Sydney Fisher.

GS was able to add again and cut in close to UTA’s lead with the help of a two-run home run from Logan Harrell. The Eagles were able to cut the game close and let UTA have only a one run lead of 8-7 as they headed into the sixth inning.

The Mavericks were able to eliminate the threat and seal the win in the top of the seventh as they added two more runs.

Randi Philips was on the mound again and took the win for the Mavericks as she threw six hits and five runs in the 3.2 innings she played.

Kierra Camp was back in action as she took the loss for the Eagles throwing three hits and five runs in the 0.2 innings she played.

“UTA is another quality opponent in the Sun Belt, and you never get a day off in this league,” head coach Kim Dean told gseagles. “We continued to fight and fight, continued to believe in each other, and we believed eventually things would fall our way.”

What’s Next?

The Eagles will be back in action April 18 as they head to Jacksonville, Florida to face the Jacksonville University Dolphins in a single game starting at 5:00 p.m.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu