Eagles extend losing streak to eight after three game sweep to Coastal Carolina

Kaitlin Sells

The Eagles looked to break their losing streak but were unsuccessful in their travels to Coastal Carolina. CCU not only beat the Eagles but swept the entire weekend, leaving the Eagles with a losing streak of now eight games.

Game One; L (5-13)

Game one remained scoreless until the Chanticleers had a big second inning with five runs- kicked off by a two-run triple. The Eagles answered with one run on the board from an RBI single from sophomore Mekhia Freeman in the third, but CCU followed with another five-run inning to give them a nine-run lead.

The Eagles weren’t giving up, as they collected four runs in the fifth inning on an error, RBI singles, and a bases-loaded walk. The Chanticleers showed no mercy, as they ended the game in the sixth inning when they plated three more runs.

Pitcher Ashley Guilette lead CCU to victory as she only gave up seven hits and five runs, as well as striking out two. While senior Kierra Camp was on the mound for the Eagles for three-plus innings she gave up six hits and eight runs, as well as striking out one.

Game Two; L (0-4)

Game two started shortly after game one but was delayed in the middle of the sixth inning and resumed play the following day due to rain.

Before the rain hit the Chanticleers were able to put three runs up on the Eagles, one off a solo home run in the third and two more runs in the bottom of the fifth off of RBIs.

Once game resumed the next day only one run was added to the board from CCU off an RBI to center field in the bottom of the sixth.

Freshman pitcher Rylee Waldrep took the loss for GS, allowing seven hits and four runs while striking out three. Kaitlin Beasley-Polko took the mound for CCU in game two and only allowed four hits and no runs while striking out four.

Game Three; L (4-12)

Game three opened with the Chanticleers putting up four runs on the board in the first off of a grand slam and another solo home run.

CCU then continued their scoring by plating two more runs in the second off an RBI single and an RBI double. The Eagles finally answered in the fourth with a two-run homerto center field from Macy Coleman.

CCU wasn’t letting GS threat their lead, as they collected three more runs with a three-run homer to center field. The Eagles weren’t giving up as they plated two more runs in the sixth off of a two-run homerun.

The Chanticleers sealed their three-game sweep by adding three more runs to their lead in the sixth, off of an RBI double and an RBI single.

Senior pitcher Kaylee Ramos took the mound for the Eagles as she allowed nine hits and eight runs during her time of play, as well as striking out three. We again saw Kaitlin Beasley-Polko again as she allowed seven hits and four runs during her time of play while striking out three as well.

What’s Next?

The Eagles will be playing a single game against the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m.

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