Ten pitchers from Georgia Southern not enough to slow down Kennesaw State

Ryan Kostensky

Georgia Southern dropped another midweek game, this time to in-state foe Kennesaw State, by a score of 12-3. The Eagles once again fall to even on the season with a 16-16 record, but remain second place in the Sun Belt standings.

The Eagles struggled in a game that wasn’t even close, giving up six runs in the fourth inning while watching 12 Owl batters come to the plate. During the span of the inning, GS allowed five walks and used five pitchers.

It was the pitching that struggled once again for the Eagles, who had to use 10 pitchers over the course of the game, a season-high for the young squad.

Sophomore RHP Braxton Johns was the lone reliever to have success in the game, getting some big outs for the club while eating up some important innings.

Senior Chandler Corley hit a home run for Georgia Southern, one of the lone bright spots of the game.

Head Coach Rodney Hennon talked about his team’s struggles and what it’s going to take to right the ship in another Sun Belt series.

“We need to have a couple of good days of practice to get ready for the weekend,” Hennon said. “That’s what I’m focused on right now, what we can do when we come down here tomorrow afternoon to get ready.”

Georgia Southern travels to Mobile to face off against the South Alabama Jaguars in a weekend bout, with Friday’s game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (ET).

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