Eagles fall at Georgia Tech as road woes continue

Ryan Kostensky

Georgia Southern traveled north to Atlanta to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, where they fell by a score of 3-1, dropping their overall record to 12-12.

The Eagles never led in the game against Tech, falling into an early two-run deficit in the third inning, which would effectively be the winning runs of the game.

Junior RHP Zach Cowart took the mound for just his second career start for the Eagles, going six innings and only allowing three runs while striking out four Yellow Jacket batters.

The GS offense was stymied, however, only pushing one run across the plate, while recording six base hits in the process.

Sophomore second baseman Steven Curry and sophomore leftfielder Mason McWhorter combined for four hits, two of which were doubles, but it wasn’t enough.

The Eagles’ best scoring chance in the game came in the top of the ninth inning, when McWhorter hit a double to right field, followed by two walks.

With no outs and the bases loaded, freshman Christian Avant came to the plate and grounded into a double play, scoring McWhorter for the game’s lone run.

With the loss in Atlanta, the road woes continue for GS, who now falls to 2-8 away from the friendly confines of J.I. Clements Stadium.

GS now returns home to host the 2016 College World Series Champions, Coastal Carolina, in a crucial three-game series as conference play continues to roll on. First pitch on Thursday is set for 6:30 p.m.

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