Baseball Hosts Wofford for Conference Opener
Dates: Fri., Sat. Sun., March 8-10
Times: 6 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 1 :30 p.m.
Site: Statesboro, Ga./J.I. Clements Stadium (3,000)
TV/Video Stream: gseagles.com/watch-listen
Play-by-Play: Ryan Chambers; Analyst: Kris Draper
Baseball Radio Network: gseagles.com/watch-listen
103.7 FM - WBMX - Metter/Statesboro
900 AM - WJLG - Savannah
1370 AM - WLOP - Jesup
Play-by-Play: Ryan Chambers; Analyst: Kris Draper
Live Stats: gseagles.com
Twitter Updates: @GSAthletics / @GSScores
Series: Ga. Southern leads 31-15 (46 games)
Statesboro: Ga. Southern leads 15-7
Spartanburg: Ga. Southern leads 16-8
Neutral Site: No meetings
Unknown: No meetings
First Meeting: 1977 - Statesboro, Ga. - W, 3-2
Last Meeting: 5/19/12 - Spartanburg, S.C. - L, 3-1
Last GSU Series Win: 3/19-20/10 - Spartanburg
Last Wofford Series Win: 5/18-19/12 - Spartanburg
Streak: Wofford, 2 wins
Georgia Southern (6-6, 0-0 SoCon) is looking to bounce back from a mid-week loss when opens Southern Conferene play against Wofford (7-6, 0-0). The three-game set gets underway at 6 p.m. on Friday and concludes with a 2:30 p.m. first pitch on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. first pitch on Sunday.
The Eagles hold a 31-15 advantage in the 46 game all-time series with the Terriers and are 15-7 all-time in J.I. Clements Stadium.
Georgia Southern finished sixth in the conference after going 15-15 in SoCon play a year ago. The Eagles also advanced to the SoCon Tournament Championship game.
Friday night will be golf appreciation day, Saturday will be family weekend and Sunday is athletic training appreciation day.
Tickets are still available for all three contests and can be purchased at gseagles.com or by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-GSU-WINS.
All three games can be watched live for free at gseagles.com/watch-listen. Barring a schedule conflict with men’s basketball, all three games can also be heard on the Georgia Southern Radio Network.
Georgia Southern’s men’s and women’s basketball teams open Southern Conference Tournament play at 11:30 a.m. Friday.
T.D. Davis and Ben Morgan have combined for six of the team’s nine home runs.
Scooter Williams ranks third in the country in hit by pitches and the team stands at 28th in Division I after being hit by 19 pitches in 12 games.
Georgia Southern has two players from the state of South Carolina. Junior OF Robbie Dodds hails from Mount Pleasant, S.C. and played JUCO ball in Spartanburg at Spartanburg Methodist. Sophomore OF Zac Lenns is from Hilton Head, S.C.
WATCH & LISTEN
All Georgia Southern home games will be video streamed on gseagles.com/watch-listen for free. The stream will carry the Georgia Southern Radio Network’s feed with long-time play-by-play voice Ryan Chambers and color commentator Kris Draper on the call.
The Radio Network will also air the entire baseball schedule on 103.7 FM in Metter/Statesboro, 900 AM in Savannah and 1370 AM in Jesup.
Kennesaw State shut out Georgia Southern in a 5-0 mid-week win at Stillwell Stadium.
Steve Janas tossed a season-high five scoreless innings and held the Eagles to two hits for his first win of the season.
Pitching in relief of starter Josh Stevenson, Drew Johnson blanked the Owls for a career-best 4.2 innings and recorded three strikeouts. The pitching staff held Kennesaw State scoreless for five innings before the Owls scored a single run in the eighth inning.
Georgia Southern recorded six hits, and T.D. Davis finished with a hit and a walk.
The Eagles have recorded at least one extra base hit in every game this season.
Reliever Drew Johnson is 0-0 with a 1.08 ERA over his last three appearances. Johnson has allowed just one hit and one run over his 8.1 innings pitched.
After going two seasons at Georgia Southern without a home run, Ben Morgan has hit three through 12 games this season.
Georgia Southern ranks 21st in total attendance (18,539) and ranks 31st in average attendance (1,853) in the nation.
Georgia Southern has not posted a shutout since Chris Beck tossed a complete game in a 1-0 win over Samford on May 29, 2011, a streak of 74 games.
The Eagles were shut out for the first time since a 4-0 loss to Western Carolina on May 11, 2012 at Kennesaw State Wednesday, ending streak of 21 games with a run scored.
In his 14th season at the helm of Georgia Southern’s program, head coach Rodney Hennon is the second winningest active coach in the SoCon.
WOFFORD SERIES HISTORY
Georgia Southern holds a 31-15 edge in the all-time series against Wofford.
The series began in 1977 with a 3-2 Eagle win in Statesboro.
Georgia Southern leads 15-7 all time in games played in Statesboro.
Wofford has won two-straight series against the Eagles and the final two meetings of last season.
Ty Wright hit one of two cycles in the 2008 season at Wofford on April 27. Wright singled in the first inning, homered in the second, tripled in the third and doubled in the fourth.
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- Category: Baseball
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 13:40