The Eagles’ bats come alive in Charleston

Georgia Southern slaughters College of Charleston in midweek matchup

DJ Cadden, Correspondent

After a disappointing opening series against No. 19 Tennessee, Georgia Southern rebounded in a big way on Wednesday night.

The Eagle bats caught fire en route to a dominant 18-7 victory over the College of Charleston.

The Cougars jumped out to a quick two-run lead after the second inning; however, the lead was soon lost after the Eagles put together a nine-run third inning.

The Eagles put together another big inning in the fourth, adding eight more runs to their total. One more run in the seventh inning upped the Eagles’ total to 18 runs in addition to their 23 hits on the night.

Mason McWhorter headlined the offensive explosion for the Eagles with two home runs and five RBIs. Jaylen Paden accumulated four hits and Noah Ledford added three of his own.

The Cougar offense put together an impressive seven-run performance, but their efforts were not enough. Trotter Harlan totaled three hits and two RBIs to lead the way.

The Eagles will hope to continue their offensive hot streak this weekend as they take on No. 25 East Carolina. The Eagles are set to take on the Pirates at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday, and will close out the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday.