Eagles improve record in EMU Madeira Beach Spring Invitational

Ryan Kostensky

The Eagles traveled south to Madeira Beach as they participated in 5 games, those of which were against Jacksonville State (AL), Monmouth University, Missouri-Kansas City, Abilene Christian, and Eastern Michigan.

The weekend saw the Eagles go 4-1, strengthening their record to 7-2 on the season.

Georgia Southern 4, Jacksonville State 2

In a game where the pitchers were a big factor, the first game of the EMU invitational saw a scoreless tie going into the fourth inning, when the Eagles loaded the bases, bringing freshman Sydney Fisher to the plate.

Fisher grounded out, allowing a run to score.

GS would put one more on the board in the top of the fifth inning, with a ringing double from the sophomore, Shelby Wilson.

The Gamecocks wouldn’t go down without a fight, tying the game up in the bottom of the fifth inning.

In the top of the seventh inning, junior catcher Logan Harrell plated a pair of RBIs, and would be the winning runs for the Eagles.

Monmouth University 9, Georgia Southern 4

The Eagles trailed from the start and were never able to get their footing, as they got down 4-0 in the first inning.

Gs would soar back in the third inning, capped off by junior infielder, Macy Coleman’s double that momentarily tied the game.

Monmouth scored a pair in the top of the fourth, going up 6-4 and never looking back.

Georgia Southern 4, UMKC 0

In the third game, the Eagles blanked the Kangaroos of UMKC.

It was Haley Carter the redshirt junior outfielder along with Shelby Wilson, who drove in the first two runs in the second inning after the bases were loaded.

The Eagles plated a couple more runs to double the lead, which they would keep at 4-0.

Georgia Southern 5, Abilene Christian 3

The Eagles got out to an early lead in the first inning, plating the first run behind a single Mekhia Freeman, going up 2-0.

The Wildcats of ACU took the lead in the third inning, storming back from the deficit they faced.

The hero of the day, however, was the senior infielder, Alesha Mann, who crushed a grand slam to put the Eagles on top, allowing them to never look back.

Georgia Southern 5, Eastern Michigan 0

In the final game of the invitational, in what pitted a pair of Eagles, it was GS who blanked Eastern Michigan.

Alesha Mann drove in two more runs after her grand slam the day before, hitting a double to start the scoring off, and adding a solo shot in the fourth inning. Macy Coleman also hit a solo home run in the fourth.

Freshman catcher, Allysah Mullis, was the star of the day, however, tacking on three hits, and two RBIs, propelling the Eagles to victory.

What’s next?

GS is off to a fast start, and look to bolster their resume in what is shaping up to be a big invitational coming up.

The Eagles travel to Gainesville, Florida on Friday, where they square off against Iowa State, Maryland, Illinois State, and the University of Florida.