Hennon Records 400th Win, Eagles Top Buccaneers, 12-7
STATESBORO, Ga. - Colin Snow threw 5.1 innings en route to a 12-7 victory over Charleston Southern Tuesday evening (May 11) at J.I. Clements Stadium. Head coach Rodney Hennon recorded his 400th win at Georgia Southern as the Eagles improved to 30-19 overall. CSU fell to 17-30 with the loss.
In his 11th year at the helm of the program, Hennon has led the Eagles to at least 30-win campaigns every season with GS picking up its 30th win of 2010 against CSU. Tonight GS was led by Kevin Bowles (Statesboro, Ga.) who went 3-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored. Michael Burruss (Marietta, Ga.) was 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Eagle starter Snow (Alpharetta, Ga.) picked up the win, improving to 2-2 with 5.1 IP, allowing six runs on 10 hits, while striking out four. Jesse Cadenhead was charged with the loss after working only 3.2 innings, surrendering seven runs (five earned) on nine hits.
Helping himself gain the early lead, Charleston Southern's Cadenhead handed the Buccaneers a 1-0 lead in the second with a solo shot to left center. But the Eagles took the run back and added an extra four for a 5-1 lead in the home half of the frame.
Victor Roache (Ypsilanti, Mich.) reached second on a two-base throwing error from the third baseman before Burruss singled to left field. Arthur Owens (Fayetteville, Ga.) tied the contest with an RBI groundout before Randy J. Williams (Valdosta, Ga.) pushed GS in front 2-1 with a single to center. Shawn Payne (Stone Mountain, Ga.) drew a walk before Bowles roped his second collegiate triple to right center for two runs and a 4-1 advantage. Kyle Blackburn (Marietta, Ga.) drove in the fifth run of the inning with a sacrifice fly in the next at-bat. The Eagles completed the inning sending nine batters to the plate, collecting three hits and five runs on one error.
A solo home run from Drew Woodall in the third pushed the score to 5-2. A pair of singles followed the home run, but Snow worked out of the jam unscathed. An RBI double from Blackburn to right center was followed with an RBI single from A.J. Wirnsberger (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) as the Eagles took a 7-2 lead in the fourth.
The fifth inning witnessed an RBI groundout from Bowles for an 8-2 lead, but a two-run home run from Nick Chinners in the sixth set the score at 8-4. A two-run Walt Quattlebaum single up the middle cut the score even further as CSU came to within two at 8-6.
Georgia Southern notched a run back on an RBI double from Burruss in the sixth and added a trio of insurance runs in the eighth on two outs. The Eagles used a double from Roache and singles from Burruss and Wiliams for a six run lead, 12-6.
CSU closed out the contest putting up a run in the ninth with the fourth home run of the contest from pinch-hitter Derek Smith.
Georgia Southern returns to Southern Conference action with a three-game series at Davidson, May 13-15. The series begins with a 6 p.m. first pitch on Thursday followed by 4 p.m. and 12 p.m. first pitches on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 21:28