Around the diamond

Trevor McNaboe

Here are five ways that Georgia Southern University’s baseball team will have an easy time with visiting University of Maryland Eastern Shore this weekend.

1. Home Sweet Home

GSU has been successful at home. Last season they posted a record at 16-14 while UMES went an abysmal 3-19 last season on the road.

2. Do you even lift UMES?

The Hawks managed to hit a total of 5 home runs as a team last year in 53 games, in three games this season the Eagles as a team have hit three.

3. GSU offensive outburst

GSU has already scored 40 runs in their first three games to put them at an average of 13.3 runs per game, while UMES only plates 3.6 runs a game.

4. Out of the way pitchers

Both teams’ earned run averages aren’t a pretty sight, as the Eagles have a 5.19 era while the Hawks had a 6.53 era.

5. You’re suppose to hit the ball

Strikeouts have been a major problem for UMES as last season they struck out a total of 340 times in 1700 at-bats, which is good for a 20 percent strikeout ratio.