In the Georgia Southern softball team’s second preseason debut, the Eagles’ finish the game hot with a 10-4 rout of Coastal Georgia.
After game finishing only 30 minutes before the second game of the doubleheader, both teams started off tired and slow. The first inning showcased the strong pitching of Coastal’s Olivia Husted and the very focused and quick Eagle infield.
The bats started flying in the second inning for the Eagles highlighted by Morgan Robinson’s 2 run homerun. The Mariners responded to Georgia Southern’s four-run inning by stealing their first of only four runs from winning pitcher Kierra Camp on a line drive to right field sending Paige Alt to home plate in the third. This was really the only flaw the infield showed the whole afternoon.
In the top of the seventh Coastal finally started to catch on. By this time, Coastal Georgia’s two-run inning wouldn’t be enough to complete the comeback.
In the seventh inning alone, Coastal Georgia gave up 4 hits, 2 walks, and 5 runs but ended the day with a strikeout. The game was a very good outing for junior pitcher Kierra Camp who only allowed 10 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk and earned 1 strikeout. On the offensive side, the Eagles showed depth with almost all of the roster getting on base.
Georgia Southern’s next game will be another double header in Eagle Park against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.