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Local Roundup: Standridge medals at Demon Invitational

Eagle softball splits with UTC

    The Statesboro golf team came in seventh out of 20 teams Saturday at the Demon Invitational in Warner Robins.
    The host Demons won the event with a 306 while SHS shot a 328. Chas Standrige was a medalist for SHS, shooting a 71.
    Will Davis shot a 83 for SHS, while Mitchell Morris shot a 86, Zach Deal a 88 and John Lee a 90.
    Statesboro will be back on the court Monday on Wilmington Island to take on eight other teams at the Raider Invitational.

WJMS wins CMS track meet
    William James Middle School came away with a win in the boys competition of the Coastal Middle School track meet Saturday. Langston Chapel finished in second with Southeast Bulloch taking first.
    The SEBMS girls came in second with WJMS coming in third and LCMS taking fourth. Here are the complete results: Boys: Williams James 106, Langston Chapel 87, Burke County 81. Southeast Bulloch 73 1/2, South Effingham 39, Ebenezer 24, Effingham County 21 1/2 and Screven County two. Girls: Burke County 103, Southeast Bulloch 81, William James 70, Langston Chapel 67, Ebenezer 42, Screven County 28, South Effingham 25, Richmond Hill13 and Effingham County five.

Eagle softball splits with UTC
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Georgia Southern junior Melissa Laliberte tossed a five-hit shutout in game two as the
Eagles and Chattanooga split a softball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Frost Field. The Lady Mocs took game one 3-2 in nine innings and the Eagles won game two 2-0. It was the Southern Conference opener for both teams.
    GSU moves to 14-18 and 1-1 in the SoCon while UTC goes to 19-18 and 1-1.
    In game one Chattanooga touched up GSU starter A.J. Street early, putting two runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning and started the rally with two outs. Tara Temby walked and went to third on a single by Brittany Eason. Brittany Whittier followed with an opposite-field double to right-center, plating Temby and Eason.
    Street settled down and did not allow another run in her other three innings of work.
    In GSU’s half of the seventh, Katie Smith singled to lead off the inning, and after a popout, freshman Elizabeth Branan singled to put runners on first and second. The inning was extended when a potential forceout at third was thrown away. A ground ball accounted for the second out of the inning, but senior Heather Smith singled to bring home Branan and freshman Lindsey Hopkins.
    The game remained 2-2 until the bottom of the ninth. A single and a walk put runners on first and second with one out. Logan Free struck out Eason for the second out, but back-to-back walks on 3-2 counts, the last to Hutchison, ended the game.
    In game two the Eagles got both of their runs in the third. Freshman Nina Iduate led off with a single, stole second and came around on two wild pitches. Sophomore Robyne Siliga doubled the lead when she crushed a 3-2 pitch over the left-field wall.
    Laliberte (5-6) faced the minimum in innings 2-4 and retired the last seven batters she faced. She walked one and struck out eight.
    The two teams wrap up the weekend series today with a single game at 2 p.m.

Screven Jekyll Jam results
    The Screven County tennis teams finished up play at the Jekyll Jam tennis tournament on Saturday.
    The Lady Gamecocks (9-3) finished third, winning the consolation match over Camden County 4-1.  Whitney Waters (6-1, 6-3) and Kate Blackburn (6-0, 6-2) won in singles play. Carter Mills and Evan Sheppard won in doubles 6-1, 2-6, 10-8 as did Natalie Hunter and Katherine Wells, 6-2, 6-2.
    Screven lost its semifinal match with Bleckley County 4-1. Carli Bess Williams salvaged a game for SCHS with a 7-5, 7-5 singles win.
    On Friday, the Lady Gamecocks beat Wayne County 5-0. Williams (6-2, 6-2), Waters (6-1, 6-0) and Blackburn (6-0, 6-0) all won their singles matches. Sheppard and Mills won 7-5, 6-2 and Hunter and Wells won 6-0, 6-0 in doubles play.
    The boys team (8-4) finished in sixth place, losing to Glynn Academy on Friday 3-2. Kyle Reynolds (3-6, 7-6, 10-7) and Bo Evans (6-0, 7-5) won in singles play for SCHS.
    On Saturday, Screven opened with a 4-1 win over Berrien County. Eric Boddiford (6-2, 6-1), Reynolds (6-1, 6-0) and Evans (2-6, 6-4, 10-8) won in singles. Jim Freeman and Adrian Graham won their doubles match 6-1, 6-1.
    The Gamecocks dropped their final match 4-1 with Reynolds snagging the only win, 6-2, 6-4.
    Screven returns to the court Tuesday, travelling to Swainsboro.

Davidson defeats GSU women’s tennis
    DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Georgia Southern women’s tennis team dropped Saturday’s match 6-1 at Davidson.
    The Wildcats swept the doubles point, taking all three matches from the Eagles.  At No. 1, Molly Maddox/Christine Caforio fell 8-0 to Kelsey Linville/Kim Whelan. Heather Reynolds/Kristi Kegerreis dropped the No. 2 match 8-6 to Theresa Wang/Virginia Berry.  The No. 3 match also went to the Wildcats as Emma Knight/Kelli Helms fell 8-0 to Michelle Fanney/Laura Dushanova.
    In singles action, Kegerreis recorded the only win for GSU, taking the No. 2 match from Fanney 6-3, 1-6, 10-8.  Maddox fell 6-0, 6-0 to Linville
at No. 1 and Reynolds dropped the No. 3 match 6-0, 6-2 to Berry.  Shea Huxtable lost 6-3, 6-0 to Wang at No. 4.  Caforio fell 6-2, 6-0 to Whelan at No. 5 and Knight dropped the No. 6 match 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 to Dushanova.
    The Eagles will travel to Western Carolina Sunday to face the Catamounts.  Match time is set for 11 a.m.

    If you have a score to report, please call the Herald Sports Desk at (912) 489-9408.

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