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Local Roundup: Purvis, Wirsu win SoCon honors

    Georgia Southern softball pitcher Sarah Purvis and baseball pitcher Josh Wirsu each earnes Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week awards, the league announced Monday.
    Purvis earned her fifth SoCon Pitcher of the Week honor of the year and her ninth career weekly award for another stellar week in the pitching circle.
    Purvis recorded 20 strikeouts in the weekend series against Appalachian State and posted a 2-0 record by tossing a pair of complete games.
    Wirsu struck out 13 batters for the second-straight weekend and threw the Eagles' first complete game of the season in a 10-1 win over the Citadel Bulldogs in game one of Saturday's doubleheader.
    The junior righthander scattered six hits and allowed just one run to improve to a SoCon best 6-2. Wirsu walked just one batter and tied his season-high with 13 strikeouts on 132 pitches.

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