Behind late-inning heroics, Eagles rally to upend Presbyterian 10-5

Ryan Kostensky

Tuesday boasted the first of two mid-week contests for the Georgia Southern Baseball team, who came back from a five-run deficit to down Presbyterian 10-5 in impressive fashion- improving to 15-13 on the season.

The Eagles and Blue Hose battled in the only meeting of the season between the two, where it was PC who came out scoring early, getting out to a 5-0 lead by the fifth inning before GS could push a run across.

GS added a run in the fifth and sixth inning to pull within three runs of their Big South Conference opponent, but momentum shifted in the eighth inning when the Eagles erupted for eight runs.

While the home team dominated the Blue Hose thoroughly throughout the eighth frame, it was junior infielder Steven Curry and freshman designated hitter Noah Ledford who provided most of the damage.

Curry was first, knocking in two runs with his late game-tying hit, and with the Blue Hose bullpen in full meltdown mode, Ledford came up to the plate with the bases loaded, up by two runs. The freshman slugger cleared the bases, driving in three runs, putting the score at 10-5, where it would stay.

On the mound senior RHP Cole Whitney went four innings in relief, striking out four batters in the process, and got the win for the Eagles.

GS travels to Historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday where the square off against the College of Charleston. Junior RHP Tyler Owens will take the mound for the Eagles with first pitch slated for 6 p.m.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Reporter,