Softball takes on UT-Arlington

Mcclain Baxley

Over spring break, the Georgia Southern University softball team managed to win their first Sun Belt series against Troy and drop the second series to ULM last weekend. This weekend the Eagles will travel to Texas to battle the Mavericks from UT-Arlington.

The Mavericks are 15-13 overall and 2-4 in Sun Belt Play. GS will be coming into this series after losing a tough series at home to the Warhawks from ULM 1-2 and a Wednesday night home game against the College of Charleston.

The Eagles will need sophomore ace Dixie Raley to continue her success against Sun Belt teams that won her Sun Belt Freshman of the Year last season. Raley is 7-8 on the season and is pitching a 2.87 ERA.

Emily Snider, Lydia Witkowski and Mekhia Freeman will have to keep up their hot hitting on the road. On the defensive side, Raley and Kierra Camp will have to maneuver their way around UTA’s Laura Curry, Krista Rude and Sandra Mendoza, who are all boasting a batting average above .300. UT-Arlington will most likely start Sam Clakely, who is throwing an impressive 1.66 ERA.

Both UTA and GS are entering this weekend in the bottom half of the Sun Belt standings and will be looking to climb up in the early season standings.