Eagles Take Series Win with a 12-2 Rout of N.C. Central
STATESBORO, Ga. - Another all-around solid effort from the Georgia Southern Baseball team (5-2) led to a 12-2 win in the second game of the series with North Carolina Central (0-6). Junior right hander Josh Adams (Bath, S.C.) held NCCU scoreless for seven inning and earned his second win of the season, while Brent Pugh (Atlanta, Ga.) banged out four-straight singles in his first career start at third base.
Adams went eight innings and allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out seven batters. Taylor Burke (Statesboro, Ga.) pitched the final inning of the game and worked out of a jam after loading the bases on two hits and a walk.
Michael Burruss (Marietta, Ga.) joined Pugh as the only Eagle to record multiple hits in the contest and drove in three runs. The sophomore designated hitter tripled in the first inning and scored on a Eric Phillips (Carrollton, Ga.) sacrifice fly.
The Eagles scored runs in the first five innings and put the game out of reach with a six run fifth inning. Georgia Southern batted around in the inning and led off with three-straight hits, scoring a run on a Victor Roache (Ypsilanti, Mich.) single.
Pugh drove in Roache with a one-out single before the bases were loaded for the first time in the fifth inning. A walk of Shawn Payne (Stone Mountain, Ga.) forced in the third run of the inning. Burruss plated two more runs on the next at-bat with a base hit. The bases were reloaded after a fielder's choice allowed Phillips to reach safely. Andy Moye (Alpharetta, Ga.), who pitched hit and played first base, knocked in the final run of the inning on a sacrifice fly.
The Eagles scored a single run in the bottom of the eighth inning after Nate Smith launched a two-run homer in the top half of the inning. Georgia Southern loaded the bases without a hit on a fielder's choice, hit batter and a walk. Garren Palmer (Dalton, Ga.) plated the run with a ground out to first base.
North Carolina Central had a better day at the plate Saturday with 10 hits. Dylan Drayton, who led off the game with a single, singled in the eighth inning and scored on the home run. Etienne Farquharson got the start behind the plate and had a pair of singles on the day, including one to load the bases in the ninth inning.
Georgia Southern goes for the series sweep tomorrow at J.I. Clements Stadium. First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m. and Freshman righty Will Middour (Atlanta, Ga.) is expected to start on the mound for the Eagles.
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- Category: Baseball
- Published on Saturday, 26 February 2011 18:01