JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Georgia Southern's softball team split a doubleheader against Jacksonville University on Tuesday.
Jacksonville tossed a no-hitter in the opener and won, 2-0. In Game 2, GSU won 1-0 to improve to 32-17.
Jacksonville took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a home run down the line in left field. The Dolphins' leadoff hitter, Codi Kelly, was responsible for the solo homer, her first of the season. JU loaded the bases later in the inning and added another run on a sacrifice fly to take a 2-0 lead into the seventh.
GSU was held hitless for the first time this season. The Eagles put a runner on base in the fourth on an error. Sarah Sigrest’s no hitter was her first this season.
Sarah Purvis (16-9) went the distance for the Eagles and pitched well despite allowing two runs in the sixth inning. She didn’t walk a batter and allowed six hits.
The Eagles' offense got on the board in the third inning when Alexa Lewis singled up the middle. A walk to Hanna Ennis put Lewis in scoring position for Marie Fogle with two outs. Fogle beat out a single to the shortstop to keep the inning alive as Lewis rounded third and dove in under the tag for the Eagles’ first run. The run gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead after two and half innings, a lead that would be enough for the win.