GS baseball drops series to Texas State, including two blowout losses

Ryan Kostensky

Georgia Southern’s mens baseball team fell to 20-16 on the season after dropping the series to conference foe Texas State.


The Eagles had everything working for them on their Friday night contest, which saw just under two hours worth of lightning delays and lasted well over five hours.

Offensively, GS jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by junior outfielder Mason McWhorter’s fourth home run of the season. The Eagle would get two more runs in the third and one in the sixth before putting up a five-spot in the bottom of the seventh. Highlighted by sloppy play from the Bobcats, including two runs scoring via wild pitches.

Junior RHP Seth Shuman allowed just two hits on 107 pitches in his seven innings of work, more impressively coming back out to pitch after the lengthy weather delay.


Game two between the Eagles and Bobcats didn’t go the way of the home team, who lost 2-8.

Much like game one, game two featured a team getting up early and never looking back, however it was TXST’s turn. The top of the third saw the Bobcats put up a seven spot on the Eagles, including back-to-back home runs that plated four.

Offensively, GS scored two runs off just six hits, two of which came from the sophomore Austin Thompson.

Junior RHP Tyler Owens got the start for the home team, but on what was his first weekend start of his career, allowed seven runs while only going 2.2 IP.


In Sunday’s rubber match, which was pushed up to 11 a.m. due to inclement weather, the Eagles lost and didn’t even make it to the ninth inning.

After GS took a 2-0 lead in the first, behind extra base hits from redshirt-senior Tyler Martin, and the aforementioned McWhorter, the Eagles’ bats died as the Bobcats came alive.

The top of the third and fourth innings produced 11 runs, giving TXST what was nearly a double-digit lead before the blink of an eye.

There were two bright spots, however, with Martin going 3-for-3 including his third home run of the season, and freshman Noah Ledford’s seventh home run of the season, which leads his squad.

The Eagles look to forget their two-game losing streak when they turn their sights to Charleston Southern in another midweek home game. First pitch from J.I. Clements Stadium on Tuesday night is slated for 6 p.m.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Reporter,