Georgia Southern looks to keep rolling in midweek series

Kevin Keneely

The Georgia Southern (GS) baseball team will take on former SoCon rival The Citadel Bulldogs tonight at home before to Charleston tomorrow to wrap up the series.

The Eagles are looking to stay hot this week, having won six of their last 10 games. The Bulldogs are losers in nine of their last 10 games and are desperately searching for a win.

The Eagles are looking to get some revenge this week as the Bulldogs swept them last season with both games being decided by just one run.

Coming into tonight’s game, the team is 21-15 and currently sit alone in sixth place in the conference. With just five weeks left in the season, the Eagles are hoping to use these two games as a way for this team to build some much needed momentum to help finish off the season strong.

After Wednesday’s road game against the Citadel, the team will come home this weekend to take on Little Rock with a chance to surpass them in the standings with a series win.

Weekend recap

This past weekend, the Eagles took on UT Arlington in a pivotal Sun Belt matchup as these two teams are right next to each other in the standings. GS won the series two games to one.

Freshman P Chase Cohen was flawless Saturday as he threw the Eagle’s first complete game of the season and improved his record to 4-2. He gave up just two hits while matching his career high in strikeouts with seven.

At the plate, Ryan Cleveland continued his power surge with two home runs in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader.

P Chris Brown picked up the win in game two, as he took to the mound in the ninth inning and struck out two batters.

After falling behind 0-5, the Eagles began their surge by scoring three runs in the seventh inning with back-to-back home runs from Hunter Thomas and CJ Brazil.