Eagles fall to Arkansas State in extra innings

Layne Saliba

The Georgia Southern baseball team started the game off with a homerun in the second inning. But after 13 innings, Arkansas State took the victory 3-1.

Evan Challenger started the game on the mound for the Eagles (12-1, 4-3 SBC) and pitched 7.2 innings. He let up one run on five hits while striking out seven batters.

Jason Richman relieved Challenger and only allowed two hits during his two innings pitched.

Chris Brown then came in to close the game. Brown (2-2) pitched a career high 2.2 innings but gave up two earned runs on two hits that ultimately led the Red Wolves (9-9, 2-4 SBC) past the Eagles. 

C Chase Griffin blasted a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the second inning, giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead. This was Griffin’s second home run of the season.

After that home run, the game went quietly until a passed ball allowed Arkansas State’s CF Austin Baker to score. This score tied the game and eventually caused the game to go into extra innings.

Finally in the top of the 13th inning, Arkansas State pulled away with two runs. A single to the left side, followed by an Eagle throwing error allowed two runs to score.

Unfortunately, the Eagles were not able to plate any runs in the following half inning and fell 3-1 to the Red Wolves.

The Eagles will finish up the series on Saturday with a double header beginning at 2 p.m.