GS obliterates Panthers to advance to semifinals

Eagles still must play ULM on Friday

DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

Georgia Southern opened Sun Belt Conference tournament pool play on Wednesday with a game against rival Georgia State.

The Eagles coasted to a 10-1 victory propelled by a well-rounded performance from the entire roster.

Christian Avant, Steven Curry and Noah Ledford all recorded three hits, highlighted by a Steven Curry home run and a Christian Avant triple. Parker Biederer logged a triple of his own during a multi-hit performance, while Jason Swan also accumulated multiple hits.

Tyler Owens struck out eight batters in five and two-thirds innings while only allowing two hits. The win pushed Owens’ record to 7-2 on the season.

The win ensured Georgia Southern a spot in the semifinals of the conference tournament, but the Eagles will still play Friday’s game against Louisiana-Monroe. Friday’s game against the Warhawks will begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN+.

GS will await the winner of Thursday’s Appalachian State-Louisiana game. The semifinal game will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday and will be televised on ESPN+.