Eagles falter in midweek matchup


DJ Cadden, Sports Editor

After taking the series opener against No. 20 Georgia in Augusta a few weeks ago, the Eagles lost their third and final matchup with the Bulldogs, 7-2.

UGA got things started early, bringing in two runs in the first inning. The early output gave the Dawgs a lead they never relinquished.

Kyler Hultgren hit his first career home run to bring the Eagles within one run in the fourth, but UGA responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning to maintain their lead.

The Eagles loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth, but a diving catch by Georgia’s Chaney Rodgers kept them off the board.

The Dawgs found three more runs in the seventh inning to stretch the lead to an insurmountable five runs.

Jason Swan and Jarrett Brown led the way with two hits apiece, but Hultgren starred with the home run. On the mound, Danny Madden recorded his first loss of the year in a two inning outing.

GS now sits at 18-7 (5-1 SBC) on the year, which puts them in a tie for first in the conference.

The Eagles will be back in action over the weekend as they travel to Louisiana to take on the Ragin’ Cajuns. All three games will be televised on ESPN+.