Baseball Cannot Complete Season Sweep of JU
GS had won the first two games against the Dolphins by a combined 29-13 at home heading into the final regular season non-conference game.
JU got a two-out RBI single from Alex Martinez in the first inning. He advanced to second on a wild pitch but Aaron Eubanks (Moultrie/Colquitt County) teamed with Brian Pierce (Roswell/Roswell) to pick Martinez off second base to end the frame.
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Jeremiah Parker (Carrollton/Carrollton) reached on an error to start the fourth inning. On a hit-and-run, Wirnsberger doubled down the left field line and Parker easily scored to make it 3-1.
In the Dolphins’ half of the fourth consecutive singles to start the inning put runners at first and second. Eubanks struck out Dan Maier for the first out but gave up another single to load the bases. Freshman Trent Franzago (Byron/Peach County) struck out Jamaal Hawkins for the second out but issued a walk to bring home JU’s second run. Franzago worked out of the jam getting a flyball to end the inning.
JU had the first five batters of the sixth reach base, plating five runs in all to take an 8-3 lead. Four runs scored on a single and another came home on a wild pitch by Michael Hester (Evans/Greenbrier). JU made it eight unanswered runs with a RBI single from Ferreira.
In the ninth, Beckham drew a one-out walk and went to third on Wright’s 21st double of the year. Phillip Porter (Marietta/Sprayberry) plated a run on a groundout for the final margin.
Eubanks gave up two runs in 3.1 innings, leaving with the lead. He walked two and struck out two. Franzago (1-2) only gave up one hit but walked four which led to two runs in 1.2 innings as he suffered the loss. Burt Barto (Columbus/Columbus) was charged for one run on three hits working the final two innings.
Wright, Shehan and Wirnsberger accounted for two hits apiece, six of the team’s seven hits.
The Eagles close out the regular season playing a three-game Southern Conference series at Furman on Thursday-Saturday. First pitch on Thursday night (May 15) is scheduled for 7 p.m.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 00:26