Georgia Southern lets another series slip away

Eagles lose two straight to Troy


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Redshirt Junior, Cody Shook (pictured) and teammates take a loss from the Troy Trojans over the weekend.

DJ Cadden, Correspondent

After a dominant series sweep of UAB, the GS baseball team was flying high as they opened conference play with a road trip to take on the Troy Trojans.

The Eagles came back down to reality rather quickly as the Trojans defended their home stadium and took home a series win.

The series began on Friday as the Eagles took home an 8-1 victory. Four Eagles put together multiple hit performances in an all-around dominant game.

On Saturday, the Eagle offense once again had a strong eight-run performance, but also left nine runners on base. Noah Ledford headlined the Eagle offensive performance with two home runs.

The defense struggled from the very beginning, which allowed the Trojans to push six runs across the plate in the first inning. Troy scored a total of 11 runs and this proved to be too much for the Eagles to overcome.

In Sunday’s rubber match, the Eagle offense never found its footing. Ledford blasted his third home run of the series, No. 8 of the season, but the Eagles only found four runs.

Once again, runners left on base proved to be the Eagles’ kryptonite as they once again left nine runners stranded.

The Trojan offense was once again firing on all cylinders, scoring a total of eight runs. To make things even worse for the Eagles, the Trojans bombed four home runs during Sunday’s game.

For the 2021 season, GS currently sits at 10-8 and 1-2 in the Sunbelt Conference. Friday’s win pushed the Eagle’s win streak to four games, but this streak was quickly dashed.

The Eagles are back in action on Tuesday night as the team travels to North Augusta, S.C. to take on the Clemson Tigers. First pitch is currently set for 6:30 p.m.