Softball sweeps Coastal Carolina in a battle of the birds

 Photo by McClain Baxley

McClain Baxley

On this Master’s weekend, the Georgia Southern softball team played masterfully in their 3-game series sweep of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.

The series began Saturday in a game that the Eagles started off very strong with senior Emily Snider hitting a 2-run homerun. Freshman Shelby Wilson increased Georgia Southern’s lead to 4-0, hitting an RBI single in the bottom the second.

The lead would be cut in half in the top of the fourth inning by Coastal, making it 4-2. The Chanticleers took the lead with a 4-run fifth inning that would force Georgia Southern to deliver another comeback. And deliver a comeback they did, with the help of three walks, which were turned into three runs, making it an 8-7 victory for the Eagles.

Game two was much less stressful for the Eagle fans, as Georgia Southern won 8-0 in just six innings. Junior pitcher Kierra Camp went all six innings allowing only three hits. In the bottom of the fourth, senior Morgan Robinson hit her seventh homerun of the year, this time a 3-run homerun.

Sunday’s game three had one of the best first innings Georgia Southern could hope for. Sophomore pitcher Dixie Raley went three up three down to finish the top of the first. After Coastal walked three players to load the bases, redshirt sophomore Macy Weeks hit a grand slam to set the tone for the afternoon.

The Eagles finished the game in the sixth with Emily Snider hitting an RBI triple making it an 8-1 game before Shelby Wilson’s single implemented the run rule. Raley went all six innings allowing only two hits and five strikeouts in the 9-1 victory for Georgia Southern.

The Eagles will travel to Boone, North Carolina next weekend for a three-game series against the Appalachian State Mountaineers.