Eagles capture win but lose series to Pirates

GS baseball still have not captured a series win in 2021


DJ Cadden, Correspondent

After a dominant win against College of Charleston, it finally looked like the Eagles had found their footing this season.

However, this bright spot on the schedule would not last long.

Just two days after a 18-run performance against the Cougars, the Eagles were back in action. This time they were hosting Eastern Carolina, the No. 22 team in the country.

On Friday, the Pirates opened up a 1-0 lead as the game entered the third inning. A two-run Mason McWhorter home run gave a 2-1 lead, but this was short-lived.

ECU reclaimed the lead after a sacrifice bunt followed by an Eagle error. The Pirates never relinquished their lead and escaped J.I. Clements Stadium with a 6-4 victory.

The next day, the Eagles put together a much better performance.

Christian Avant and Jason Swan both accumulated three hits as eight different Eagles logged at least one.

After another dominant performance, the Eagles captured a 10-7 win on Saturday.

This set up a rubber match on Sunday, with the winner claiming the series victory.

Unfortunately for Eagle fans, Sunday was never a good game.

The Pirates jumped on the Eagles from the very beginning. A Connor Norby solo home run gave ECU a lead that would not be given up.

The Pirates dominated the entirety of the game, holding the Eagles scoreless until the bottom of the ninth inning.

A Sam Blancato double drove in two runs and injected a bit of energy into J.I. Clements Stadium, but the Eagles ultimately fell short.

The Pirates closed out the series with a 9-2 victory over the hometown Eagles.

GS now sits at 2-5 on the season and has just a single win at home.

The Eagles are back in action on Wednesday as they travel to Jacksonville to take on North Florida at 6:05 p.m. The game can be streamed on the North Florida athletics webpage.