Georgia Southern swept by South Alabama on the road, falling to 16-19 on the season

Ryan Kostensky

After a stellar start in conference play, the Eagles took a step back, falling to South Alabama while falling to third place in the Sun Belt standings.

Due to heavy rains, the two teams were forced to play a double header on Friday, where the Eagles would drop both games.

Game One: GS 6, USA 9

Junior RHP Brian Eichhorn took the mound for game one, and took the loss.

With the game tied at three in the fourth inning, Georgia Southern would trail by as much as six during the game, before cutting the lead down late.

Senior Chandler Corley went 3-for-5 during the game, one of the lone bright spots.

Game Two: GS 1, USA 8

Game two of the double header was equally as ugly as the first, with the Eagles getting blown out.

Junior RHP Chase Cohen took the loss for GS, who trailed from the third inning on, and would never tie or take the lead.

Freshman Austin Thompson, who has recently returned from a hand injury he suffered during the UGA series to start the season, hit his first collegiate home run, and went 2-for-4 on the day.

Game Three: GS 3, USA 11

In the final game of the series, GS was unable to avoid a sweep at the hands of USA, dropping the final game of the match despite having sophomore Seth Shuman on the mound. T

he Eagles would be out of the game early, giving up four runs in the first two innings, and would end up surrendering 19 hits to the Jaguars.

Austin Thompson recorded another hit, hitting safely in all three games of the series.

What’s next?

GS hosts College of Charleston on Tuesday night and with an active four-game losing streak, the Eagles are in danger of falling to 16-20 overall on the season.

If GS wants to right the ship, they have to take care of the midweek games where they have been 3-9. With one loss to College of Charleston already this year, the Eagles need to win.

First pitch on Tuesday is set for 6 p.m.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, [email protected]