Fourth-Seeded Eagles Begin SoCon Tournament Quest
If eighth-seed The Citadel defeats ninth-seed Wofford in the play-in game, the Eagles will play at 5 p.m., otherwise they will play the day’s final game.
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Live stats and video streaming will be available on the Southern Conference’s website, www.SoConSports.com. Premium subscribers to Eagle Vision can log in through www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com and watch the available video streams
Overall the Eagles own a 40-27 record in SoCon Tournament action. Those 40 wins are the third most all-time behind
Georgia Southern’s offense exploded during the UNC Greensboro series, outscoring the Spartans 44-17 at J.I. Clements Stadium two weeks ago (14-2, 20-6, 10-9). The Eagles recorded 11 doubles and nine home runs compared to UNCG’s five doubles and four homers. Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) batted .556 with nine RBI. Ty Wright (Montrose/West Laurens) was .545 with eight runs scored and four doubles. Phillip Porter (Marietta/Sprayberry) batted .462, scoring seven times. Jeremiah Parker (Carrollton/Carrollton) batted .417 with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI. He hit a grand slam in game two.
David Richardson (Dahlonega/Lumpkin County) batted .400, scoring four runs. A.J. Wirnsberger (
UNC Greensboro (31-25) dropped 2-of-3 last weekend at home against Davidson. The Spartans lost game one 9-5, won game two 9-1 then dropped the finale 6-2. Greg Martin, the slated starting pitcher for UNCG against the Eagles in the tournament opener, gave up one run on three hits in seven innings against Davidson. He walked two and struck out seven. Overall UNCG owns a .299 team batting average with a .965 fielding percentage and 5.73 team ERA. UNCG is 7-12 away from home this year.
Martin improved to 7-3 overall with a 4.42 ERA in 79.1 innings, striking out 45. Ricky Orton leads the offense with a .364 batting average, 20 doubles, 15 home runs, 58 RBI and 50 walks. Corey Overholtzer is batting .355 with six triples and 42 RBI. Six starters are batting .300 or better. Rob Gilliam leads the pitching staff with seven saves.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 20 May 2008 00:12