Eagles take series at Troy, extend Sun Belt record to 7-5

Photo by Mick Miller

Donald Coe

Friday

The Eagles were able to strike early and play from ahead in the entirety of the game against Troy in game one.

A four-run first inning saw the Eagles jump ahead before senior pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan stepped foot on the mound. The four-run inning was highlighted by a bases clearing, three RBI double by senior catcher CJ Brazil.

Condra-Bogan had another masterful start, pitching into the seventh inning, giving up only three runs. With this win, he improved to 3-0 on the season.

Senior Anthony Paesano and senior Landon Hughes got the call in the late innings and got the job done, with Hughes recording his fourth save of the season.

Saturday

The Eagles cruised past the Trojans in game two of the series with a 6-3 win on Saturday.

The game was a tight affair with the Eagles only leading by one until the later innings when the Eagles went up by four, capped off by a seventh inning home run by senior Ryan Cleveland.

The home run was Cleveland’s seventh of the year and cleared the 27-foot wall at Riddle-Pace Field.

Sophomore pitcher Brian Eichhorn had a solid start for the Eagles, going four and two-thirds innings, giving up only two runs. Senior pitcher Evan Challenger came out of the bullpen and pitched an inning and a third of shutout ball, being saddled with his first win of the season.

Sunday

Game three was rough for the Eagles, who got shut out by the Trojans 4-0.

The Eagles were only able to muster up four hits in the ball game, with no player getting more than one hit. Sophomore Tyler Martin was able to extend his hitting streak to 11 games with a base hit in the top of the ninth.

Sophomore Chase Cohen got the start for the Eagles, going six innings and giving up three runs. The Eagle pitching was a little shaky in this matchup, giving up nine hits to Trojan batters.

The Eagles are back in action on Tuesday when they return to J.I. Clements Stadium to face the Kennesaw State Owls. First pitch is at 6 p.m.