Eagles stay hot in win over College of Charleston

Kevin Keneely

Georgia Southern beat the College of Charleston (C of C) 10-6 on Tuesday night behind some great pitching and hitting and extended their winning streak to three games.

GSU took a quick 6-1 lead, by the end of the second inning, over C of C and never looked back as their performance stayed consistent throughout the game.

Landon Hughes took the mound for GSU after coming off a strong outing against Georgia Tech the week before.

Hughes didn’t pick up the win Tuesday night because he only pitched four and two/thirds innings. But managed to only give up three hits.

Connor Simmons came in for relief later in the game and picked up the win, pitching one and two/thirds innings, giving up zero hits while striking out three batters.

For the first time all season, everyone who had an at bat for GSU got a hit. The team put up a season high 14 hits and tied their season high with 10 runs.

Third basemen Will Hudgins was the player of the game, recording four hits, a stolen base and two RBIs while also making incredible plays on the defensive side.

Ryan Cleveland contributed by hitting his second home run of the season, which knocked in two runs.

This win puts GSU at 5-4 on the season. They take on the University of Memphis this weekend at home for a three game series; first game is Friday at 7 P.M.