GS drops tough series to UGA 2-1

Donald Coe

The Eagles faced off against UGA this weekend at J.I. Clements Stadium and lost the first two games, but were able to salvage the final game.

Friday

The series started on Friday with game one going back and forth and down to the wire with the Eagles falling 4-3. The Eagles bullpen was able to pitch six solid innings, only giving up one run in those final frames, but the offense was not able to prevail.

Saturday

Game two on a beautiful Saturday afternoon saw donors to Georgia Southern baseball get honored on the field before the game, and it drew a crowd that broke the J.I. Clements Stadium attendance record with a total of 3,435 fans.

Not much went right for the Eagles in a 7-0 loss that saw the Bulldogs rough up the Eagles in every phase of the game. For the Eagles, junior Logan Baldwin made a spectacular catch in the top of the fourth inning that ended up as number three on SportsCenter’s top 10 plays.

Sunday

The final game in the series ended up being an emotional one for the Eagles. This game saw a pitching duel with sophomore Chase Cohen starting for the Eagles and an outstanding effort from the bullpen.

With a 1-0 Bulldog lead in the seventh inning, a scary moment occurred when senior Evan McDonald was struck in the head with a foul ball waiting on deck and was carted off the field by ambulance.

Georgia Southern was able to get a run in the seventh with a great slide by CJ Ballard to break up the play with the catcher. In the ninth, CJ Ballard was able to reach second on an error, and then a beautiful bunt by sophomore Tarez Miller saw another Bulldog error that scored the winning run for the Eagles.