The Citadel falls at Georgia Southern, 5-3

The Citadel falls at Georgia Southern, 5-3

STATESBORO, Ga. – A costly throwing error in the eighth inning helped Georgia Southern score three runs and hand The Citadel a 5-3 defeat Tuesday evening at J.I. Clements Stadium.

Game Information

Score: Georgia Southern 5, The Citadel 3

Records: The Citadel (10-29), Georgia Southern (24-17)

Location: Statesboro, Georgia (J.I. Clements Stadium)

Key Plays

  • A throwing error with two outs in the eighth inning allowed two runs to score and gave Georgia Southern the lead.

How it Happened

  • The Bulldogs got the offense going in the first inning after Ryan McCarthy singled down the third-base line and was sacrificed to second by Tilo Skole.
  • Tyler Corbitt drove in McCarthy with a double to left field.
  • Corbitt would come around to score when Cole Simpson singled to right with two outs.
  • GS got an unearned run in the home-half of the inning. A leadoff hit by pitch was aided by a wild pitch and a passed ball ahead of a RBI single from Tyler Martin.
  • The Citadel added to its lead in the fourth as Wesley Lane hit the first pitch up the middle and stole second. Bryce Leasure followed with a double to left to score Lane.
  • The Eagles got a run in the seventh inning after a one-out single came in to score on a single to right center from Mason McWhorter.
  • The eighth inning got adventurous as the Eagles had two on with two out. A chopper to third was thrown away, allowing two runs to score. A base hit followed to give the Eagles a two-run lead.

Inside the Box Score

  • Zach Taglieri was effective in his first start of the season. The junior allowed just one unearned run on three hits and five strikeouts over 4.0 innings.
  • Alex Bialakis allowed just two hits and struck out one over 2.0 shutout innings.
  • Dylan Spence (2-7) took the loss after allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits, a walk and a hit batter.
  • Wesley Lane led the offense by going 3-for-4 with a run scored.
  • The three hits were a career high. He also stole his first base of his career.
  • Tyler Corbitt collected two hits, both doubles, driving in one and scoring another.
  • Corbitt now has five doubles in the two games against the Eagles.
  • Nick Jones (2-1) was credited with the win after allowing just one hit and striking out five over 2.0 shutout innings.
  • Hayden Harris (6) retired the side in order to pick up the save.

On Deck

The ‘Dogs return to Southern Conference action this weekend as they travel to face UNCG.