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GSU softball wins two
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    BIRMINGHAM — Georgia Southern pitchers combined for two shutouts as the Eagles softball team won twice Friday at the Magic City Classic hosted by Samford.
    GSU defeated Grambling State 8-0 in five innings and Alabama State 3-0.
    Georgia Southern 8, Grambling State 0 (5 innings)
    The Eagles put across six runs in the first, aided by three Tigers errors. Junior Amanda Hall (Haddock, Ga.) drove in two with a double and junior Robyne Siliga (Oceanside, Calif.) added a run-scoring single. Two runs came home on a single wild pitch.
    Sophomore Lindsey Hopkins (McDonough, Ga.) went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and three stolen bases. Junior Michelle Beasley (Metter, Ga.) added two more hits.
    Senior Melissa Laliberte (Cobourg, Ontario, Canada) and sophomore Kristan Glover (Evans, Ga.) combined to two-hit Grambling. Laliberte (4-2) allowed no hits with four strikeouts while Glover went the final two innings and gave up two hits.
    Freshman Megen Smith (Springfield, Ga.) allowed just one hit, a fifth-inning single, in a complete game shutout of Alabama State in a 3-0 win.
    Siliga came through with another key hit, this time a two-run single to score Hopkins and Beasley. Sophomore Sam Russo (Snellville, Ga.) completed the three-run outburst with a RBI single.
    Smith (5-2) fanned four and walked five.
    The Eagles face UAB at 4:30 p.m.  and Birmingham Southern at 6:45 p.m. today

Screven wins at Jekyll Jam
    Both Screven County tennis teams won their first round matches in the Jekyll Jam tennis tournament on Friday.
    The boys team (2-0) defeated Eagles Landing 5-0. Eric Boddiford (6-0, 6-0), Jim Freeman (6-2, 6-0) and Hunter Sommers (6-1, 6-2) won in singles play.
    Eddie Waters and Murphy Frankhouser won their doubles match 6-0, 6-1. Zachary Parker and Grant Triplett also won in doubles, 6-0, 6-1.
    The Lady Gamecocks also beat ELCA by a score of 5-0. Kate Blackburn (6-3, 6-0), Evan Sheppard (6-3, 4-6, 6-2) and Kathryn Wells (6-1, 6-1) won their singles matches.
    In doubles play, Carter Mills and Missy Zeagler won 6-0, 6-2. Kelsey Forehand and Evan Blackburn also won 6-2, 6-0.
    The boys face Savannah Country Day today while the girls face LaGrange.

GSU women’s tennis wins
    Consistent play helped the Georgia Southern women’s tennis team notch their fourth victory on Friday afternoon, as the Eagles defeated the Blue Hose of Presbyterian by a 7-0 decision.
    The Eagles evened their record at (4-4) and have now won four of their last five matches, while Presbyterian falls to (3-6).
    Georgia Southern earned the doubles point taking all three matches from the Blue Hose. Sophomore Kristi Kegerreis (Fairfax, Va.) and Christine Caforio (Acworth, Ga.) downed Presbyterian’s tandem of Brittany Lanford and Abby Diminich from the No. 1 position by a score of 8-2. Ali Beavers (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Melanie Rolle (Gainesville, Fla.) recorded their seventh consecutive victory dropping Virginia Waldron and Cayla Reece by an 8-1 decision. GSU’s duo of Emma Knight (Duluth, Ga.) and Jessica Matlosz (Alpharetta, Ga.) edged the Blue Hose from the No. 3 slot ousting Kari Fuller and Megan Davis 8-7 (6).
    The Eagles were successful in singles action as Georgia Southern recorded straight set decisions from all six positions. Junior Shea Huxtable (Winter Springs, Fla.) took down Fuller winning 6-3, 6-3 from the No. 4 position, while Knight dropped Reece 6-0, 6-4. Beavers earned her sixth straight singles victory and Jessica Fuller (Cartersville, Ga.) improved to 5-2 in singles dual competition.
    Georgia Southern opens Southern Conference play Sunday as the Eagles play host to Western Carolina. The match is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

SEB scores past Liberty
    BROOKLET — The Southeast Bulloch girls soccer team beat Liberty County 5-2 on Friday.
    Brittany Hood had a hat trick for SEB (4-1), Ashley Clifton ahd a goal, Brooke Winskey had a goal and an assist and Bridget Devil added a helper in the win.
    The Lady Yellow Jackets host Savannah Country Day on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Wolfpack scores late to beat Devils
    EVANS — The seventh ranked Greenbrier boys soccer team scored two goals in the final five minutes to squeek by Statesboro 4-3 on Friday.
    Eric Quitero, Yeager Sadler and Lindsey Martin all had goals for SHS (3-4, 0-2 Region 3-AAAA).

Greenbrier tops SHS
    EVANS — Greenbrier beat the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils 5-0 on Friday.
    Whitney Lucas had 17 saves in goal for SHS (0-4-1).
    Statesboro will be at the Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday.

Bryan tops Wheeler
    Bryan County beat Wheeler County 9-2 Friday in baseball.