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Baseball Falls to Georgia Southern
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Baseball Falls to Georgia Southern

COLUMBIA  – Georgia Southern hit three home runs and held the University of South Carolina baseball team to four hits in an 8-0 win over the Gamecocks Wednesday night (April 3) at Founders Park.

Georgia Southern scored five runs in the second, including a grand slam from Sam Blancato. He then had a solo home run in the fourth to make it 6-0 Eagles. Georgia Southern added a pair of runs in the ninth.

Carolina’s pitching staff tied a season high with 17 strikeouts, four from Dylan Eskew. Eddie Copper took the loss, allowing three runs in an inning-plus. He left the game with an injury.

Kennedy Jones and Cole Messina doubled in the game. It was the first time the Gamecocks were shut out this season.


  • Petry has reached base in the last 39 games dating back to last season after a hit by pitch in the ninth inning.
  • Connor McCreery and Parker Marlatt each retired the Eagles in order with a pair of strikeouts in their inning of work.
  • This was the first meeting between the two schools since 2011.

Carolina hosts No. 3 Texas A&M this weekend in a three-game SEC series. The series opens on Friday night (April 5) with a 7 p.m. first pitch. The game will be streamed on SEC Network Plus.