The Georgia Southern Eagles softball team faced off against the Texas State Bobcats in a three game series for their first Sun Belt matchup. They dropped the first game 4-1.
The Eagles didn’t reach base until the third inning when AJ Hamilton drew a walk. She later scored on a line drive single off the bat of Breanna McLendon to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. The Eagles took that lead into the fifth inning, but committed two errors that lead to three Bobcat runs.
The Bobcats added one more run in the top of the seventh. The Eagles came up to bat in the bottom of the inning, but couldn’t get anything going, making the final score 4-1.
Kierra Camp started the second game for the Eagles, but gave up six runs on three hits and was replaced by Heather Felt. The Eagles responded in the bottom of the inning, getting a few hits and a two-run RBI double from Lexi Allen to cut the lead 6-2.
Texas State added four more runs in the second, highlighted by a two-run bomb off the bat of Kourtney Koroll. Felt was replaced by senior Marla Thomposon, who came in and scattered three hits over four shutout innings while striking out two batters. Unfortunately, the Eagles offense went cold after the first inning, and could only get three hits in the final four innings of play.
AJ Hamilton led the Eagles with two hits and scored a run. Taylor Rodgers, McLendon and Allen all picked up one hit in the game.
The Eagles will return to action tomorrow afternoon to wrap up the series. Play begins at 1 p.m.