Eagles earn another hard-fought Sun Belt series win in Little Rock

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  • Junior RHP Brian Eichborn notched his second win of the season. 

Ryan Kostensky

Eagles sweep two-game series in Little Rock, improve to 16-15 on the season.

Georgia Southern got two much needed Sun Belt victories over Arkansas-Little Rock this weekend, behind late game heroics and stellar pitching.

Game One: GS 3, ALR 2 (F/10)

After one game had already been pushed back and then cancelled because of freezing rain, the Eagles and Trojans squared off on Saturday, watching GS take the game 3-2 in 10 innings.

Junior RHP Brian Eichhorn went seven innings while only giving up two runs, earning his seventh quality start of the season.

After falling down by two runs in he sixth, GS gained back two runs in their half of the eighth, continuing the Eagles’ late game heroics.

It was a wild pitch that allowed sophomore infielder Steven Curry to score the tying run, leaving the game at 2-2. The Eagles would load the bases and use a sac fly to right to take the lead for good, winning 3-2.

Game Two: GS 1, ALR 0

The story of Sunday’s game was sophomore RHP Seth Shuman who threw a complete game shutout over the Trojans.

The Eagles got a run in the first, and that’s all they would get for the game, before the GS ace took the mound, spreading out five hits and allowing only one walk on 118 pitches. The nine-inning effort was the pitcher’s longest appearance of his young career.

What’s Next?

GS hosts Kennesaw State on Tuesday night, looking to improve their two-game winning streak and overall season record. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu