Birds of a feather go against each other

Randall Hampton

Only two weeks left until the Georgia Southern University baseball team squares off with the University of Georgia Bulldogs, but until then GSU will have to settle for team scrimmages.

Today the team held an intrasquad scrimmage at J.L Clements Stadium in preparation for season opener.

Senior pitcher Justin Hess and sophomore pitcher Sam Howard went toe to toe with a little more than just team bragging rights on the line.

Either Hess or Howard is going to start against UGA and both pitchers tried to make a strong push for the opening day start.

Hess allowed the first run of the game on a double down the right field line by junior infielder Garren Palmer.  Hess would allow two more runs before the night was over.

Sam Howard did not allow a run to cross the plate while he was on the mound.  He was instrumental in the 3-0 shutout.

Sunday the Eagles will have another chance to work out the kinks as the team will scrimmage at 3:30.