Eagle Baseball Leading the Nation in Hitting
First pitch on Friday (March 28) is scheduled for 6 p.m. with a 1 p.m. start on Saturday and Sunday at Patriots Point. Fans can listen to every
Georgia Southern leads the nation in batting average (.359) and home runs (2.32 p/g) while also entering this week second in scoring (11.1 runs) and slugging percentage (.633).
“The thing on offense that has been most pleasing is that we have a lot of guys contribute at different times and that’s meant a lot to our team. We can’t get caught up in the numbers right now. We just have to stay focused and bring a good approach to the ballpark everyday and try to find ways to win ball games, regardless if it’s 3-2 or 10-9. Finding ways to win, that’s our main focus.”
Junior outfielder Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg), the two-time reigning SoCon Player of the Week’, stands fifth nationally in runs scored (1.5 p/g) and RBI (1.68) while his team-leading .898 slugging percentage and .466 batting average rank seventh and 16th, respectively. Last weekend he extended his hitting streak to a season-high 10 games. Shehan’s nine home runs is the seventh-highest total in the nation.
Fellow junior Phillip Porter (Marietta/Sprayberry), who had his team season-high 15-game hitting streak snapped in the
Senior second baseman Jeremy Beckham (Griffin/Griffin) has stolen 11-of-13 bases, good for 38th nationally. He brings a .329 batting average into this weekend, more than 80 points higher than last season.
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Junior Blake Nation (Brooks/Starr’s Mill) recorded two of his three saves this season during the
According Hennon, “Both teams are playing with confidence right now and have momentum coming in. We both got off to a good start the first weekend and it’s going to be a very competitive series. I think we are going to have to play good sound, fundamental baseball and bring a good aggressive approach to the ballpark each day in all phases. Not just offensively, but on the mound as well and focus on the things we can control - our approach and how hard we play”.
This weekend’s match-up with the Cougars will showcase two of the top offensive teams in the country.
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 00:05