GSU topples Tech; owns state of GA

Colin Ritsick

Four runs in the first four innings were enough to give Georgia Southern University the victory

over Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse Georgia Institute of Technology tonight 4-3.

A standing-room-only crowd of 3,213 fans – second-most all time – was on hand to witness the

Eagles (3-1) beat the Yellow Jackets (1-3). This win comes after waxing the University of Georgia

in two of three games over the weekend.

GSU displayed an entire team effort against GT. Eight players recorded hits and four pitchers

were used to beat the struggling Yellow Jackets.

Sophomore LHP Jason Richman got his second win in as many games and senior RHP Matt

McCall did the same with saves.

Freshman third baseman Garrett Chapman, playing in his first home game, hit a solo homerun

in the bottom of the second inning to tie the game at one run apiece. It was a low line drive that

found its way over the left-center wall and sent the crowd into a frenzy.

GSU tacked on two more runs the following inning that got the fans even more excited.

Junior outfielder Aaron Mizell singled to right field to score freshman outfielder Josh Black,

followed by junior catcher Chase Griffin’s sac fly to deep left that put the Eagles ahead 3-1.

Black was injured on a collision at the plate and would not return to the game. Head coach

Rodney Hennon said that he was limping a little bit but it didn’t look too serious going forward.

Mizell is now 9-17 on the season with five runs, two home runs, two doubles, six RBI and a

slugging percentage of 1.000.

The team will face University of Maryland Eastern Shore this weekend in a rare four-game