Georgia Southern baseball shuts out College of Charleston

Bethany-Grace Bowers

The Georgia Southern baseball team made it back to Statesboro last night with a win after battling the College of Charleston Cougars and beating them out 8-0.

The season is still young for the Eagles however, this win helped improve their record to 3-4 before going into a big game against the University of Georgia that will be in Statesboro on March 1.

Junior RHP Tyler Owens owned the mound for seven innings in his Division 1 debut. He only threw 81 pitches against the Cougars and secured his first college victory starting for the Eagles.

GS did not score for the first five innings of the game, however when the top of the sixth rolled around bases were loaded and Steven Curry walked for the Eagles to get them on the board.

Freshman Nolan Tressler then hit a single down left field in order for two more Eagles to score making it 3-0. To wrap up the sixth, freshman infielder Blake Evans knocked one more in for a 4-0 lead.

Another freshman, Austin Thompson, made his mark in the top of the seventh by swinging the bat to hit his second home run of the season. This got two Eagles to home plate and bumped the score up to a solid 6-0.

With two more runs in the ninth, the Eagles secured the shut out win of 8-0 and will give them the confidence to compete against UGA on Friday.

GS will take on the Bulldogs this weekend for a three-game series. The first pitch will be thrown Friday at 6:30 p.m. with Harry Potter Night in full swing.

Bethany-Grace Bowers, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, [email protected]