Baseball at J.I. Clements Stadium for Eight Straight
The Eagles (25-18 overall, 10-8 Southern Conference) are looking to extend their five-game winning streak. The team batting average improved to .346, along with a .969 fielding percentage and 6.69 ERA.
Reigning SoCon Player of the Week’ Ty Wright (Montrose/West Laurens) took over the team lead hitting 16 doubles, in addition to his .409 batting average, 13 home runs and 47 runs scored. He owns a .841 slugging percentage and .506 on-base mark. During Sunday’s finale at Wofford, Wright hit for the cycle in the first four innings of the 19-12 win.
Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) continues to pace the offense hitting at a .435 clip. Entering this week the Dick Howser Award finalist has recorded 13 doubles, 14 home runs and driven in 56 runs to go with his team-leading 65 runs scored. He has walked 41 times, registered a .560 on-base percentage and been successful stealing bases when on board, 20-of-21.
David Richardson (Dahlonega/Lumpkin County) recorded enough at-bats to meet the minimum rankings, entering this week batting .397 with 31 runs scored and 34 RBI. Phillip Porter (Marietta/Sprayberry) is hitting .388 with 43 runs scored and 15 stolen bases while Griffin Benedict (Dunwoody/St. Pius) over took the team RBI lead with 60. Last weekend Benedict became the fourth Eagle to reach double-digits in home runs hitting number 10, while batting .366 with 15 doubles and two triples.
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Trent Franzago (Byron/Peach County) is slated to make his first collegiate start. The freshman right-hander is 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA. He has allowed only three earned runs over his last seven innings pitched.
Prior to Saturday’s game another Clements Tailgate event is in store. The event, starting at 4 p.m., is free to the fans. Sonny’s BBQ will provide pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw and drinks.
During Sunday’s game,
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 29 April 2008 00:01