Late home run spoils Buccaneer sweep Tuesday night

Late home run spoils Buccaneer sweep Tuesday night

STATESBORO, Ga. – Freshman righty Logan Adams tossed a career-high 5.0 innings and Ryan Stoudemire homered on a three-hit night, but a late go-ahead home run from Jason Swan pushed Georgia Southern to a 7-4 win Tuesday for the season split.

Stoudemire’s eighth home run headlined a three-run fifth inning as CSU (14-26) took their first lead of the night, but Georgia Southern (21-16) struck back with two in the bottom half then regained the lead for good on Swan’s three-run home run in the seventh.

The three-run blast from Stoudemire opened the scoring after CSU freshman Logan Adams had shut down the Eagle offense through four frames and Rhett Gay kept the Bucs out of the hit column until the fourth. Stoudemire also collected three hits on the night while junior outfielder Dante Blakeney worked two walks to extend his on-base streak to 12 games.

How They Scored

  • Georgia Southern used two early hits in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead before Logan Adams settled-in to toss 5.0 frames for a no-decision.
  • CSU responded in the fourth after collecting their first hit. Junior outfielder Dante Blakeney sent a long fly ball to right field for a sacrifice fly and tie ballgame at 1-1.
  • The next inning, Ryan Stoudemire made it back-to-back games with home runs as he crushed a baseball over the left field wall bringing in three Bucs and a 4-1 CSU lead – their first of the night.
  • The Eagles responded with two of their own in the bottom half – a two-run home run by Noah Ledford to make it a 4-3 CSU ballgame as it was handed-over to the bullpens.
  • Georgia Southern would score the final four runs in the seventh inning, the big blow coming as the game-winning three-run shot from Swan before a fly ball would bring in the fourth.

News and Notes

  • Ryan Stoudemire made it back-to-back games with a blast and has a career-best eight this season. Stoudemire also has a team-high 28 RBI’s while turning in another three-hit game.
  • Dante Blakeney made it 12-straight reaching safely drawing two walks in the loss and scoring CSU’s first run.
  • Freshman righty Logan Adams took a no-decision, but tossed a career-best 5.0 frames striking out a walking none.
  • Jason Miller’s hitting streak came to an end Tuesday night at 18 after nearly-doubling the previous season high for the Bucs.
  • Both home teams were victorious in the series this season with CSU winning on a walkoff in March.

Up Next

CSU heads to UNC Asheville for a crucial Big South series from Greenwood Field sitting in a three-way tie with USC Upstate and Longwood in the standings. First pitch Thursday night is set for 6 p.m. on ESPN+.