Eagles go 2-2 in Nashville

Senior pitcher Kierra Camp improved her season record to 8-3 with a brilliant five innings in Sunday’s win over ETSU.

Kaitlin Sells

The Eagles traveled to Nashville to take part in the Lipscomb Purple and Gold Challenge and came out with two wins and two losses, making their record now 12-6.

Lipscomb; L (3-5)

Georgia Southern started the weekend with a loss from the hosting Lipscomb Bison.

The Bison were first to strike with a homerun in the first inning, but the Eagles were quick to respond and take the lead with a three-run stanza.

The Bison then answered in the fourth inning with a run on three hits to reduce the Eagle lead to only one run, and then retook the lead in the fifth inning and held that lead due to a bases-clearing double.

The Eagles only had four hits for the game, while senior Kierra Camp pitched for GS and only allowed nine hits and had three strikeouts.

Indiana State; L (1-2)

The Eagles saw a pitcher’s duel from ISU while it took them six innings to get on the board with an RBI infield single from sophomore Shelby Wilson.

The Sycamores responded in the seventh inning with a solo homerun to tie the game and send the two teams into an eighth inning where they scored on an error to take the 2-1 win over the Eagles.

Pitching for the Eagles, freshman Rylee Waldrep only allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts. Despite the loss the Eagles also out-hit the Sycamores with 10 hits- while ISU only had five and left 10 runners on base.

Lipscomb; W (5-1)

In the rematch with the Bison, the Bison acted fast again and jumped to a 1-0 lead in the second inning with an RBI single, but Kierra Camp was able to limit that lead to only one.

The Eagles were quick to take the lead back in a key third inning. Freshman Allyssah Mullis hit a two-run home run to get GS heated up, and junior Hannah Farrell followed with a solo homerun to make the game 3-1.

The scoring wasn’t over for the Eagles, as junior Logan Harrell struck her first home run as an Eagle- gaining a two-run shot to shut down the Bison and take the win.

Camp was on the pitching mound for the Eagles and only allowed four hits and threw a strikeout.

ETSU; W (6-1)

The Eagles closed the weekend in Nashville with a win over ETSU- who they played earlier in the season and took a loss from the Bucs.

Kierra Camp had five innings of shutout ball while the Eagles had a big sixth inning with four runs.

Senior Alesha Mann started off the scoring with her fourth home run of the season, while sophomore Mekhia Freeman came in the third inning with a single and stole second base which made it possible for Shelby Wilson to get her to the home plate with a double to the gap.

The scoring came to a standstill until the sixth inning where the Eagles were hot on the bats, bringing in four runs to add to their lead and made it 6-0.

ETSU kept fighting and hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, but that’s all they would get as the Eagles kept the Bucs scoring to a one-run minimum.

Kierra Camp only allowed two hits and two walks in the five innings she pitched, and senior Kaylee Ramos came in to pitch the final two, allowing only one run on two hits.

What’s Next?

The Eagles will finally have a home game, hosting Detroit Mercy in a single game starting at noon on March 7.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne sports reporter, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu