The Georgia baseball team took a 1-0 lead into the 7th-inning, but the Georgia Southern Eagles clawed their way back to take a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs on Sunday.
The Bulldogs (3-4) carried a 1-0 lead to the seventh when the Eagles scored the tying run on a miscue by freshman catcher Austin Biggar on a play at the plate. In the ninth, freshman third baseman Aaron Schunk made a pair of throwing errors that pushed across another unearned run for the Eagles as they improved to 3-4.
Eagle junior right-hander Landon Hughes pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts to earn the win while freshman Justin Glover dropped to 0-1. He pitched 1.1 innings and allowed one unearned run one hit with two strikeouts. Junior right-hander Chase Adkins provided a solid start for the Bulldogs, blanking the Eagles for six innings.
Sophomore LJ Talley gave Georgia a 1-0 lead with a two-out single in the fourth. A trio of Bulldogs in Tucker Maxwell, Keegan McGovern and Cam Shepherd had two hits apiece, but Georgia left 10 on base.
Junior right-hander Chase Adkins provided a career-high six scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Also, he collected the team’s first pickoff, getting Jordan Wren at second following a leadoff double in the second.
Sophomore 1B LJ Talley gave Georgia a 1-0 lead with a two-out single in the fourth.
Freshman SS Cam Shepherd reached base in all four plate appearances with two singles and two walks. Also, he made a handful of excellent defensive plays with two putouts and two assists.
Ike Cousins Head Baseball Coach Scott Stricklin on Georgia’s performance:
“We played great defense for most of the game, and we really needed to in a 1-0, 1-1 tight game. Georgia Southern’s bullpen is good and kept them in it, and I thought our pitching was good too. We made some mistakes late in some situations that we practice. Also, we need to be better offensively if we want to be a good team. I liked our at bats early but we didn’t have some good ones when we had men in scoring position. Overall when you look at the series, we did win one on the road, but after you win the first two games of a series, you want to be greedy and get the sweep. Still, I thought we got some momentum going in to Tuesday.”
CLICK HERE for the box score and final stats from game three of the UGA versus GSU college baseball game.
Georgia will host Kennesaw State on Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET at Foley Field. The game will be televised on the SECN+, and it will mark the beginning of a season-long 11-game home stand.