Significant Sun Belt softball series in Statesboro

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McClain Baxley

This weekend’s matchup with Texas State will be a very important series as the end of the regular season draws closer. Georgia Southern is currently in fourth and 11-7 in Sun Belt conference play while Texas State is in third and 12-5 against Sun Belt foes.

The Eagles are coming in very hot on a six-game winning streak after sweeping both Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State. They’re definitely playing well and winning games win it matters with only three series left before the Sun Belt tournament.

These past two weekends, pitchers Dixie Raley and Kierra Camp have been near perfect only allowing about 2 runs a game during this six game stretch.

Seniors Morgan Robinson and Emily Snider have also produced consistently all season with Snider leading the team with a .381 batting average and Robinson with eight homeruns.

This recent success for Georgia Southern has greatly been because of freshman Mekhia Freeman and sophomore Lydia Witkowski, who are hitting .331 and .306 respectfully.

The Bobcats have four big nonconference wins against Baylor, Texas Tech and two wins over Texas. Though their offense hasn’t been super impressive, it’s been their pitching that has put Texas State in third place in the Sun Belt.

Starting pitcher for the Bobcats is junior Randi Rupp who has a 1.13 ERA and posts a 20-6 record. That’s been a great way to keep this team in games until their offense can come up with a run or two.

This series will certainly be one to come out and watch with two games on Saturday at Eagle Field with the finale on Sunday.