Eagles’ Comeback Falls Short Against Memphis

Donald Coe

The Georgia Southern baseball team hit the road for the first time this season to Memphis, Tennessee to take on the University of Memphis Tigers.

Game one started off with the Tigers getting ahead early and not looking back. Freshman Mitchell Golden was able to put together another three-hit game for the Eagles. Golden has been able to light up opposing pitchers, getting a hit in six of the last seven games.

Game two was a comeback completed by the Eagles in dramatic fashion. Sophomore CJ Ballard was able to get an RBI single to tie the game in the top of the ninth, while senior Ryan Cleveland put the nail in the coffin later that inning. Cleveland came up to bat with the bases loaded and was able to hit a grand slam off the FedEx Field scoreboard to put the Eagles in the lead and ultimately get the win.

Game three showed how much heart this Eagles team has. Trailing 9-1 in the first inning, the Eagles were able to claw back to make it 9-8, but ended up falling to the Tigers. GS was able to rally 16 hits in the game. The Eagles’ offense was on full display in Memphis, outhitting the Tigers 38-25 in the series.

The Eagles return to Statesboro for a two-game midweek series against the Campbell Fighting Camels on Tuesday and Wednesday.