Pair of walk-off wins lead to series sweep for GS


DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

After entering the weekend at 3-5, the Georgia Southern baseball team is now back above .500 after sweeping the Miami (OH) Redhawks.

The Eagles won a pitchers duel to open the series, taking down Miami by a score of 4-3.

Three Redhawk errors sent the home crowd into a frenzy as their mistakes sparked the eventual game-winning runs for GS. As a result of the mistakes, all four Eagle runs were unearned.

Jarrett Brown was the only Eagle to rack up two hits, but six other Eagles also found their way onto the base path. On the mound, Jaylen Paden secured his first win of the season.

On Saturday, the bats of both teams finally made an appearance as the Eagles won, 9-8.. A total of seven home runs were hit by the two teams combined, including a walk-off long shot from Eagle infielder Jason Swan.

Nine different Eagles recorded a hit, while four of those players knocked a home run out of J.I. Clements Stadium. Thomas Ross got his first win on the mound as an Eagle, despite throwing just one and a third innings.

Sunday was a bit of deja vu for both teams. Seven GS players recording a hit, highlighted by a walk-off single from Jarrett Brown, propelling the Eagles to a 10-9 victory.

On the mound, Tennessee transfer Ga’Von Wray became the first Eagle pitcher to two wins on the season.

The Eagles sit at 6-5 following the sweep and will return to action with two mid-week games.

GS will travel to Augusta to take on No. 20 Georgia on Tuesday, before hosting the Bulldogs on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday and 6 p.m. on Wednesday.