Eagles Scratch Past Cougars, 5-4

MT. PLEASANT, SC - Luke Morgan (New Lenox, Ill.) drove in two with a game-tying two-run triple in the third, and Dupree Hart (Rock Hill, S.C.) cut the margin to one in the ninth with an RBI single, but it was not enough as Georgia Southern held on for a 5-4 win over the College of Charleston baseball team in midweek action on Tuesday afternoon.

With the loss, College of Charleston falls to 27-15 on the season, while Georgia Southern improves to 20-20. The Eagles pushed across five runs on 13 hits – including three for extra bags – while limiting the Cougars to four tallies on eight base knocks.

Eight Cougars recorded a hit in the contest, as Morgan drove in two with a third-inning triple. Hart and Luke Manzo (Marietta, Ga.) each added an RBI, while K.J. Bryant (Taylors, S.C.) scored two runs.

Justin Baker (Huntersville, N.C.) got the start and pitched into the fourth, allowing three runs on five hits in three and one-third innings. Carter Love (Charlotte, N.C.) surrendered two runs on six hits and struck out four in three and one-third, while Austin George (Mooresville, N.C.) tossed two and one-third scoreless innings.

Mason McWhorter led the way for Georgia Southern with a 3-for-4 effort that included two runs scored and two doubles. Jason Swan and Steven Curry both went 2-for-5 with an RBI, as Chandler Corley, Austin Thompson, and Matt Anderson each drove in a run as well.

Braxton Johns went five and two-thirds innings and allowed two runs on five hits to earn the win. Cole Whitney allowed two runs – one earned – on three hits and two walks in three and one-third to pick up the save.

The Cougars return to the diamond on Friday when Delaware comes to Patriots Point for the first game of a weekend series in Colonial Athletic Association play. First pitch is slated for 6:00 pm.