Baseball Returns Home to Face Towson
The Eagles (1-4 overall) are coming off a 1-0 loss in 10 innings at 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech. That contest ended a five-game streak against Atlantic Coast Competition to start the 2008 season. That was also the first 1-0 decision since the Eagles lost to Western Carolina by that score in the third round of the 2003 Southern Conference Tournament.
“I thought we had outstanding pitching, especially in Wednesday’s game. We got a pretty good effort from our bullpen Tuesday. Justin Davis (Pulaski/Metter) and Blake Nation (Brooks/Starr’s Mill) looked good Wednesday and I thought Kyle Kamppi (Savannah/Benedictine Academy) threw the ball well. Those are definitely positives to pull from those two games,” said head coach Rodney Hennon.
Junior Drew Murray (LaGrange/LaGrange), senior Aaron Eubanks (Moultrie/Colquitt County) and redshirt-freshman Andy Moye (Alpharetta/Alpharetta) will start on the mound.
Sophomore designated hitter Kyle Blackburn (Marietta/Walton) leads the Eagles with two home runs but also ranks second posting a .368 clip at the plate.
“You cannot look back to what happened before, whether you are coming off a win or coming off a loss. It’s important that we focus on today,” said Hennon. “We need to get ready to compete, play hard and get after it Friday night against
Defensively the Eagles have committed two errors in five games (.989 fielding percentage) while recording a .311 team batting average. The extra-inning loss lowered the team ERA to 8.66.
Steve Yarsinsky and Chris Wychock are both hitting at a .400 clip, .444 and .429, respectively.
There will be video streaming on the www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com website on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. All three games can be heard live on Eagle 102.9 and on the www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com website.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Thursday, 28 February 2008 00:10