Late heroics catapult Eagles past Detroit Mercy

Kaitlin Sells

Georgia Southern softball started the game off slow, being behind Detroit Mercy 5-3 when heading into the sixth inning but was able to come back to seal the win against the Titans.

The first to score for the Eagles and grab the lead was Hannah Farrell in the second inning, slugging a double to the gap and making to the home plate off of Mekhia Freeman’s double.

Freeman was also able to add to the score on Haley Carter’s infield single to put the Eagles up 2-0 on the Titans.

Detroit Mercy then answered with four unearned runs off of only two hits in the third inning to gain the lead on the Eagles and force GS to not one but two pitching changes.

The Eagles turned the game around in the sixth inning starting with India Davis’ run scored off of an error from Detroit Mercy and Alesha Mann tied up the game up off a single hit from Wilson.

The Titans tried to answer the Eagles’ comeback with a leadoff double in the top of the seventh, but pitcher Rylee Waldrep was able to hold her own and got a ground out, a strikeout, and a pop out to end the inning. The Eagles then came back in the seventh with a two-run walk-off homerun from Farrell to win the game 7-5.

Farrell had a big game with two RBIs and the walk-off homerun.

Kierra Camp started pitching for the Eagles, she went 2.2 innings and allowed four unearned runs, two hits, four walks, and two strikeouts.

Waldrep then cycled in for 4.1 innings after Heather Felt came in for a short two batters. Waldrep only allowed one run on five hits and threw four strikeouts.

What’s Next

Since the forecast calls for rain in Alabama, the now 13-6 GS will play their DH against Troy on Friday March 9 at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m., and the single game on Saturday March 10 at 1:00 p.m.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Sports Reporter,