Baseball Defeats Indiana in the Holiday Inn Eagle Invitational Opener
Chris Mederos (Valdosta, Ga.) got the starting nod and promptly struck out the side in the top half of the first. Mederos (3-0) picked up his third win of the season, pitching six solid innings while striking out eight.
Dexter Bobo (Cumming, Ga.) picked up his second save of the season, pitching two innings of scoreless ball. Ty Wright (Montrose, Ga.) picked up three base hits improving his average to .281.
The Eagles got the scoring started with two runs in the second on one hit. Wright reached second on a routine grounder after the third baseman threw the ball away. Georgia Southern loaded the bases when Will Southwell (Moultrie, Ga.) was hit by a pitch, and Randy Williams (Valdosta, Ga.) walked. Two runs were scored on a fielder’s choice and a throwing error during A.J. Wirnsberger’s (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) at-bat.
The Eagles added four more runs, all coming with two outs in the fourth. Three straight two-out walks loaded the bases without a hit. Wirnsberger drove in two runs with a base knock. Griffin Benedict (Dunwoody, Ga.) drove in another run with a RBI single up the middle. Wright drove in the fourth run of the inning on an infield base hit.
Georgia Southern added a pair of runs in the fifth extending their lead to eight. Kevin Bowles (Statesboro, Ga.) drove in a run with his first hit of the day -- a RBI double to right. Wirnsberger added another run with a grounder that scored Brian Pierce (Roswell, Ga.) from third.
Indiana got on the board in the sixth after a lead-off walk came around to score Alex Dickerson’s base hit through the left side of the infield. Dickerson scored on a Tyler Rogers RBI double to right.
The Hoosiers added three more runs in the seventh on Dickerson’s bases-clearing double to left. Indiana continued to threaten with runners on the corners with one out, but Kyle Kamppi (Savannah, Ga.) coaxed a double play out of Rogers to end the inning.
Baseball continues the Holiday Inn Eagle Invitational Saturday at J.I. Clements Stadium. First Pitch against LeMoyne is set for 2 p.m. East Carolina defeated the Dolphins 18-9 in game one of Friday’s action. ECU and Indiana will square off at 6 p.m.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Friday, 06 March 2009 00:16