Ten-run inning; grand slam send Eagles past Elon

Colin Ritsick

An explosive ten-run fourth inning sent the Georgia Southern University baseball team past Elon University 12-4 on Saturday afternoon for its first series win since March 23.

Senior infielder T.D. Davis got the big inning started with a grand slam, the second of his career. Davis stroked a no-doubter over the left field wall that put the Eagles  up 6-4 at the time. GSU batted through the lineup to put up six more runs and the Phoenix found themselves down 12-4 before the frame ended. Junior outfielder Robbie Dodds recorded two hits in the inning with two RBI and two runs scored.

The Eagles tallied 15 hits on Saturday with six players having multi-hit games. Davis had the biggest day going 3 for 4 with four RBI, two runs and a walk. Davis, Dodds, sophomore catcher Chase Griffin, junior infielder Brent Pugh, sophomore designated hitter Zac Lenns and junior infielder Ben Morgan were the six players with two or more hits.

This is the second time in two days that GSU has recorded 15 hits. The team thumped Elon 15-4 yesterday and combined for 27 runs in two days.

The victory earns the Eagles their first series win since sweeping Davidson University over a month ago. It also ties the GSU-Elon series record at 18-18.

The Eagles will go for the sweep tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.