GS Baseball splits Doubleheader with Southern Miss


Briyanna Thompson, Managing Sports Editor

 The Georgia Southern baseball team shared a doubleheader with Southern Miss on Saturday, losing the first game of the day, 9-7, and defeating the Golden Eagles in the second game of the day, 10-8.


Game 1: Georgia Southern (11-12 3-2 SBC) got on the board first with an RBI-single by Jarrett Brown, scoring Jesse Sherrill from third base to take a quick 1-0 lead.

  • Stats: 
    •  Noah Ledford knocked a RBI-double to center field
    •  Sam Blancato gave the Eagles the lead in the top of the eighth inning with a two-RBI double to right center. 


Game 2: Southern Miss (14-9, 3-3 SBC) would take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning with a solo homer and a RBI-single, but Georgia Southern (12-12, 4-2 SBC) tied the game

  • Stats:
    •   Noah Ledford cranked his fifth home run of the season in the top of the seventh inning to take a 7-5 lead
    •  Sam Blancato would make the difference with a two-run bomb to right center, taking a 10-8 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning.
    •  Jay Thompson would get a ground out, allowed a single, but then got the double play to get his first win of the season and salvage the series for GS.