Baseball Continues Non-Conference Play at Indiana
STATESBORO, Ga. - After a trip to #1 Florida on Tuesday, the Georgia Southern Baseball team remains on the road and out of conference with a trip to Indiana this weekend. The three-game series opens on Friday at 3 p.m. and concludes with games on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Georgia Southern (22-17) has dug itself out of a 3-6 hole in Southern Conference play with three-straight series victories over SoCon foes. The Eagles will look to continue the momentum against the Hoosiers.
(Jefferson, Ga.) takes the mound in game one of the series for his 10th start of the year and will look to bounce back from a rough first inning against Appalachian State. (Panama City, Fla.) and (Atlanta, Ga.) will round out the weekend rotation. Hess leads the pitching staff in April with a 1-0 record and 1.64 ERA in two starts.
After going four-for-four in Gainesville, (Marietta, Ga.) will look to keep a hot bat going into the weekend. Burruss picked up his second four-hit game of the season and is second on the team with 16 multi-hit games. Despite a 38-game reached base streak coming to an end, (Carrollton, Ga.) continues to lead the team with a .379 batting average, 15 doubles and 41 RBIs.
Indiana (16-21) will host its third weekend series of the year and is coming off three-straight home losses to Michigan State and #22 Louisville. The Hoosiers are playing without a pair of highly touted infielders in Micah Johnson and Alex Dickerson. Johnson was tabbed as a Third-Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America but has played in just eight games this season. Indiana has been without Dickerson, one of the top college first baseman in the upcoming 2012 draft, for the entire season.
All baseball games this season can be heard on the Boomer 103.7 FM and inside J.I. Clements 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 Thursday, 19 April 2012 11:07