The softball team will host the Eagle Classic this weekend

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Chris Smith

This weekend, Georgia Southern is set to host the Eagle Classic softball tournament. The Eagle classic is a four-team tournament, where every teams plays each other at least once. The teams that are participating in this event are Georgia Southern, Harvard, North Dakota and Eastern Kentucky. The Eagles are 8-7 on the season so far and they will be playing four games over the span of three days.

As the host of the Eagle Classic tournament, Georgia Southern will look to take away a few more wins from some stiff competition. We will get a chance to see pitchers Dixie Raley (6-3) and Kierra Camp (2-4) in action for the Eagles. Camp has an ERA of 3.80 and Raley has an ERA of 3.82.

On Friday, GSU will be hosting the Fighting Hawks of North Dakota. North Dakota is 3-10 on the season but, are coming off a win against St. Peters.

On Saturday, in back to back games the Eagles will play against North Dakota yet again at 2:30 p.m. followed by a matchup against Harvard at 4:45 p.m. The tournament will be capped off on Sunday when the Eagles play Eastern Kentucky.

GSU is coming off a two game win streak at the Coastal Carolina Invitational against the University of Iowa and Coastal Carolina University. GSU has won six of their last nine games after starting out 1-4. The game against North Dakota on Friday is going to be the first home game for the softball team since the start of the season. This four game home stand will be there only games at home for the next three weeks. This makes these next four games very important games to win.

Play starts on Friday at 2 p.m. with EKU and North Dakota, followed by the Eagles and North Dakota at 4:30 p.m.