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Local Roundup - Metter Lady Tigers' streak continues

            The Metter Lady Tigers (6-0) got another win with a 5-0 sweep against Johnson County.

            Alex Hendricks (6-0, 6-0), Emily McNeely (6-3, 6-4) and Mary Bennett (6-3, 6-2) each won singles matches and doubles pairs Faith Coleman and Abbey Lanier (6-1, 6-0) and Ansley Bird and Beka Lee (6-3, 6-0) completed the sweep.

            In exhibition play, the doubles team of Mary Grace Smith and Lesley Trapnell, as well as Rachel Williams and Carly Rosborough were also victorious.

            The boys won 3-2.

            Rance Powell (6-1, 6-2) and Keagan Odom (6-2, 6-1) were singles winner and doubles team Raxit Patel and Curtis Intravia (7-5, 6-2) sealed the win for the Tigers.

            Jake Mosley and Nigel Williams won in exhibition play.


Portal takes pair from Jenkins County

            On Tuesday, Portal traveled to Millen for a pair of games against Jenkins County. The  junior varsity won 8-2 and the varsity won 17-5 in six innings.

            For the JV,  Jordon Cowart was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Brenden Carroll was 2-for-4, and Brandon Hodges was 1-for-3 and the winning pitcher.

For the varsity, Nolan Clark stole the show, crushing three home runs and driving in nine on the night. He has a total of 12 RBIs and 4 home runs this week.

            Chad Busby was 2-for-3 and the winning pitcher giving up just two earned runs.

            Nick McCrainie was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Bart Dutton was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Charlie Waters was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Casey Ware was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

            The Panthers will host Calvary today at 5 p.m.

            The Portal junior varsity and varsity teams played Burke County on Monday. The junior varsity lost 10-5 and the varsity lost 9-4.

            For the JV, Carl Smith was 2-for-3. Brenden Carroll was 1-for3 and the losing pitcher.

            For the varsity Panthers, Nolan Clark was 2-for-4 with one home run and 3 RBI. Bart Dutton was 2-for-4. Chad Busby was 2-for-3. Ravon Hutchison was 2-for-2, and Chase Thompson was 2-for-2. 


KSU game rescheduled

            Due to a scheduling conflict, the Kennesaw State vs. Georgia Southern baseball game has been moved from its original date of April 6 at 6 p.m. to Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at J.I. Clements Stadium.

            The Eagles play the next six contests on the road and return home on April 13 to welcome Jacksonville at 6 p.m.


Lady Eagles sweep final home match

            Competing in their last home match as Georgia Southern Eagles, seniors Christine Caforio, Jessica Fuller and Kristi Kegerreis each defeated their Mercer opponents en route to a 7-0 sweep over the Bears.                             

Georgia Southern improved to 10-7 on the season with the win Wednesday afternoon while Mercer dropped to 5-8.


GSU softball sweeps ’Fins

            JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Georgia Southern Softball team (19-12, 6-2 Southern Conference) swept the Dolphins of Jacksonville University Tuesday as the Eagles won 5-3 and 4-2 in the two-game series. 

            GSU broke out the long ball as four home runs went over the fence in the two games. Megen Smith had two homers, one in each game, while Jenny Side and Hanna Ennis each had one in game two.


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