Eagles unable to keep lead, fall to Coastal Carolina in game one of series

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  • The baseball team will be back in action looking to respond in game two Friday night at 6:30 p.m.

Ryan Kostensky

The Eagles stayed competitive with their conference foes early, taking a two run lead off of a Matt Anderson single with the bases loaded in the bottom half of the first inning.

The score would remain 2-0 for GS until the top of the third, when the Chanticleers tallied two home runs, a leadoff solo homer and a two-run homer to cap off the inning, bringing the score to 2-3 Coastal Carolina.

The Eagles would not lead for the remainder of the game.

After tying up the game in the bottom half of the fourth inning, Georgia Southern surrendered their third home run of the game to the Chanticleers, trailing again 3-4.

Coastal Carolina got insurance runs in their half of the seventh, scoring a pair of runs, and added one more in the top half of the ninth, bringing the score to 3-7.

Brian Eichhorn pitched well for the Eagles striking out nine Chanticleer batters despite allowing six runs on seven hits.

The two teams combined for 25 strikeouts, with the Eagles striking out 13 times and the Chanticleers striking out 12.

Game two of the three-game series is set for Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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