Eagles unable to overcome six walks in tournament loss to Jaguars

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  • Tyler Martin (38) had two hits and an RBI in Wednesday’s game against South Alabama. Jason Swan (13) had a run, a hit and an RBI. 

Kaitlin Sells

Georgia Southern baseball fell in the first double elimination round of the Sun Belt conference tournament Wednesday morning to South Alabama 5-3 in this game of back and forth scoring and hitting.

The Eagles were first on the board in the top of the first off a single RBI which allowed for freshman Jason Swan to make it to home plate but USA was quick to answer in the bottom of the first, also scoring off a single RBI. The Jaguars took the lead in the bottom of the fist due to a bases loaded walk.

GS tied the game up in the top of the second as sophomore Steven Curry scored off of Swan’s sacrifice pop fly, but the Jaguars added two more runs in the bottom of the second, reclaiming the lead off a two run RBI.

GS then capped their scoring in the top of the third as freshman Austin Thompson scored off a single RBI, leaving their score at 3 total runs while USA was able to add one more run to their lead in the bottom of the eighth, ending the game with the score of 5-3.

While the Eagles were unsuccessful in scoring, they did out-hit USA 10-6 with Austin Thompson, Tyler Martin, and Nolan Tressler all contributing two hits apiece. Junior Chase Cohen took the loss for the Eagles, throwing five hits and four runs in the 4.1 innings he played along with pitching five strikeouts. Tyler Carr took the victory for the Jaguars as he threw nine hits but limited the Eagles to three runs in the five innings he was on the mound.

What’s Next?

The Eagles will face UT-Arlington Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m. ET in an elimination game.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu