Georgia Southern hosts Texas State in weekend series

Stephanie Matzelle

The Georgia Southern Eagles will play host to the Texas State Bobcats this upcoming weekend in the J.I. Clements Stadium. This series is an important one for our Eagles because Texas State and Georgia Southern are tied for second place in the Sun Belt.

GSU is going in to the matchup with plenty of momentum, having won seven of their last ten games. The Bobcats are looking to get back on track, as they’re in the middle of five-game losing streak.

This matchup will put the Sun Belt’s second-ranked offensive team against the best pitching staff. The Bobcats hit .303 as a team and boast six players with a batting average above .300. They also lead the Sun Belt in homeruns with 21 and senior C Tanner Hill is ranked first in the conference with 8.

GSU leads the conference in pitching with a staff ERA of 3.00. The Eagles have given up the fewest earned runs and second fewest hits in the conference this season. Landon Hughes is ranked third out of all Sun Belt pitchers with a 1.42 ERA.

The Eagles lost the series against Texas State last season at San Marcos. Texas State has a record 15-9 while Georgia Southern has a record of 15-8 so far this season.

They will play at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evening. Their last home game of the series will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon followed by a fundraiser partnered with Vs. Cancer to help cure childhood cancer.