Georgia Southern sweeps the Eagle Classic

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Kelly Strojny

The Eagles softball team swept their opponents in the Eagle Classic this past weekend.

On Friday, they played North Dakota and took home the win 8-1. It was a big win for the team. Alesha Mann and Morgan Robinson both homered in the game, and Dixie Raley threw a complete game and struck out nine batters.

“We have continued getting better and better,” head coach Annie Smith said.

The team had a doubleheader against ND and Harvard on Saturday. The Eagles took both games, beating ND 4-3 and Harvard 12-2 in a shortened 5-inning game.

“Kierra Camp and Dixie Raley had a great week of pitching,” Smith said. “I was happy with the way both Kierra and Dixie pitched for us all weekend.”

They wrapped up the weekend Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky.

After this weekend, the GSU softball team has left themselves with a five-game winning streak.

“My goals for the team were to go out and play the best game we can. When we play the game the right way and do good things, good things happen,” Smith said. “We have been really working to be good teammates, communicating, working on the filed together and you can see that on the filed when you watch us play.”

The team has an upcoming trip to Texas for a game against Texas State this coming Saturday. It will be the first matchup against a Sun Belt team.

“I’m looking forward to the opening conference and seeing where we stand and how we are doing,” Smith said.