By: Connor Hackling
Just one day after Georgia Southern University baseball team cracked the top 25 national poll, the Eagles proved their ranking as they defeated the Jacksonville University Dolphins 11-4 Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The win improved the Eagle’s record to 17-7 overall.
Matt McCall made his first start as a member of the Georgia Southern baseball team and pitched an effective four innings while giving up only two runs. He also struck seven batters and allowed only one walk.
The Eagles trailed briefly in the game in the third inning, but took over from there. GSU benefited from sloppy defense from the Dolphins, who committed four errors on the evening. Josh Baker took the loss for Jacksonville and is still looking for his first win of the season.
Georgia Southern broke the contest open in the fourth inning, tailing three runs and were helped by two Jacksonville errors. The game was seemingly out of hand by the seventh inning as the Eagles led 8-2.
The game ended the home stand for the Eagles as they take on the University of North Carolina Greensboro Thursday night on the road. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. GSU and UNCG will continue to duke it out on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Sunday will be an off day for the 22nd ranked Eagles due to the Easter holiday.
Photo courtesy of Michelle Brown