Baseball Wraps Up Homestand with Bethune-Cookman
STATESBORO, Ga. - After a weekend of great pitching at J.I. Clements Stadium, the Georgia Southern Baseball team wraps up a four-game homestand against Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday. The Eagles welcome in former pitching coach Jason Beverlin and his Wildcats with a 6 p.m. first pitch. Chick-fil-A will also be on hand handing out free sandwiches to the first 50 fans in attendance.
Georgia Southern (14-15, 5-7) picked up their second Southern Conference series in four tries this season and moved into a tie for seventh place with two wins over the College of Charleston. The Eagles got three quality starts in the series including 's (Jefferson, Ga.) 16 strikeout performance on Friday night. Beck picked up Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week and Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week honors after 18 strikeouts, a win and a save last week.
(Carrollton, Ga.) continues to lead the team with a .414 batting average, 13 doubles and 34 RBIs. Phillips is quickly climbing a number of career lists including batting average, hits, stolen bases and doubles. The senior captain also appears in the NCAA rankings and checks in at 11th in doubles, 11th in RBIs and 7th in stolen bases this season.
Bethune-Cookman (15-12, 6-3) took a weekend off and will play their first game since March 28th on Tuesday against Jacksonville. The Wildcats defeated North Florida 5-2 a week ago behind solid pitching from five different pitchers. The bats had four players tally multi-hit games, and David Lee scored three of the runs on two hits and a walk.
Scott Garner (1-2, 6.03), who is slated to face (Bath, S.C.) (0-2, 6.58) on Wednesday, tossed a scoreless frame in the eighth inning of the win over the Ospreys. Bethune-Cookman's offense holds a .267 batting average with 39 doubles and 10 home runs. Anthony Stokes leads the squad with five long balls and 19 RBIs and is hitting .290 on the season. The pitching staff holds a 4.25 ERA and a 1.88 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Wednesday's game can also be heard on the Boomer 103.7 FM and inside the stadium on 88.1 FM. Audio for all games is also available on the web and subscription video is available for all home games at GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com/Eaglevision.
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- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 14:48