Georgia Southern upsets ranked Yellow Jackets

DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

The Eagles bats were electric as the Georgia Southern baseball team took down No. 19 Georgia Tech on Tuesday, 10-6.

Fifth-year outfielder Noah Searcy got the night started for the Eagles, bringing in two runs during the bottom of the first. Searcy’s RBIs gave GS a lead it would not relinquish all night.

Six different Eagles recorded at least one RBI, led by junior outfielder Noah Ledford’s three RBIs, in a game that was closer than the score may indicate.

GS grew their lead to as many three runs before a Yellow Jacket single and home run evened the game at five runs apiece. However, the Eagles scored five more runs over the last six innings en route to a convincing victory.

Thomas Higgins was credited with the victory on a night where he threw 49 pitches and recorded six strikeouts. The win is Higgins’ first as a college pitcher. Jay Thompson recorded two strikeouts and was credited with a save.