Stevenson propels GSU past Bucs

Photo by: Jessica Stanfeild

Gianna Carme

 

After allowing a ninth inning home run the Georgia Southern University baseball team showed some resiliency by clamping down defensively to get a 3-2 win at Charleston Southern University.

Senior pitcher Josh Stevenson (1-2) recorded his first win of the season allowing five hits, striking out six batters and giving up only one run.

Junior reliever Matt McCall recorded the save (S, 4) after giving up a homerun in the ninth inning.

GSU scored their first two runs early in the game and their final run in the sixth inning when the Buccaneers scored their first.

Junior outfielder/infielder Robbie Dodds led the Eagles with three hits. Senior outfielder Scooter Williams recorded two hits while junior infielder Ben Morgan walked four times and reached base in each of his seven plate appearances.

After an eight game road trip the Eagles will be at home this weekend for a series against The Citadel beginning Friday at 6 p.m.

GSU will be giving away 2,000 sunglasses attempting to set a Guinness Book of World Record for most sunglasses worn at night. Head football coach Jeff Monken will throw out the first pitch and the football team will sign autographs.