Golden leads the Eagles in a 6-4 win over the Cougars

McClain Baxley

Up by four runs in the bottom of the sixth, sophomore Mitchell Golden stood on second base with freshman Jason Swan at home plate.

Christian Shiver threw a wild pitch as Golden stole third, bringing the sophomore shortstop turned second baseman home.

Batting eighth in the order in Tuesday night’s non conference win over College of Charleston, Golden scored two runs on one hit and two hit by pitches.

“We were being aggressive on the basepath,” Golden said. “I think we did a really good job bringing runners in and moving them over.”

The Eagles got on the board first and early.

In the bottom of the first, freshman Austin Thompson hit an RBI single up the middle to score Swan and move sophomore Steven Curry to third.

Two hitters later, with the bases loaded, senior Chandler Corley hit a fly ball to deep right field scoring Curry, his 24th run of the year.

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GS continued the momentum in the second inning with a Jason Swan RBI groundout to give Golden his first run of the night.

“I thought we swung the bats well in the early innings,” head coach Rodney Hennon said. “We ran the bases well and were aggressive on the basepaths.”

Getting on base wasn’t difficult for the hometeam who got on base 12 times. Corley was hit by one pitch and Golden was hit by two pitches, all three of them thrown by Brian Rourke.

“I’ve never faced that guy, he just went inside on me on both sliders,” Golden said, smiling. “I just stood in there, knew it was gonna hurt for a second and got on first base.”

Tuesday night’s win was the Eagles’ first midweek win since April 3 against The Citadel.

Now at 17-19, GS will stay home as they host UT-Arlington in an important Sun Belt series this weekend. First pitch Friday night is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Sports Editor, [email protected]