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Ty Wright hits for cycle, and then some

Eagles win both games Sunday for Wofford sweep

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A day of offensive highlights keyed Georgia Southern’s sweep of Wofford Sunday afternoon, winning 12-6 and 19-12 at Russell King Field. Following the Southern Conference sweep, the Eagles improved to 25-18 overall and 10-8 in the league.
    Head coach Rodney Hennon picked up his 400th career victory following the game one win, keyed by a grand slam from Griffin Benedict. Ty Wright pulled off another impressive feat, hitting for the cycle in four consecutive innings during game two.
    Philip Porter had two hits and matched a career-high of four runs scored. Benedict set a personal-best with six RBI. Wirnsberger and Richardson had two hits apiece.
    Kyle Kamppi improved to 4-2 on the year allowing three runs (two earned) off seven hits. He matched his career-high of six innings pitched, striking out four. Tony Chisman worked the final three innings for his first collegiate save.
    The Eagles used two hits and two errors to plate four runs right off the bat in game two. After Wright hit a leadoff single he stole second. The throw from Munns sailed down to second and no one covered, allowing Wright to go to third. Shehan was at the plate with a 1-1 count when the umpires called a halt to the game after spotting lightning. After a nearly 45-minute rain delay Shehan walked. Benedict followed with a walk then Parker reached on Shane Kirkley’s fielding error. Richardson lined a two-out single to right scoring two.
    That would be the first of four consecutive innings the Eagles scored.
    Wright finished 5-for-5 with a hit by pitch before being lifted in the ninth for a pinch-hitter. His career-high hit total was one shy of tying the GS single-game hits record. He scored three times and drove in five.
    “I knew going into the last at-bat I needed a double. I got a pitch I could drive and as soon as it went to the gap I was going for two,” said Wright. “This was a big conference series sweep for us as we return home for a nice homestand.”
    Richardson added four hits in six at-bats with two runs and career-high tying five RBI. Bowles recorded career-highs of three hits and four runs scored.
    Aaron Eubanks picked up the win in relief, improving to 5-1. Andy Moye gave up four runs on eight hits in 2.1 innings.
    Behrendt went 5-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Tom Dolinak (2-1) allowed 10 runs – seven earned – on 10 hits in three innings.
    The Eagles return to J.I. Clements Stadium to begin an eight-game homestand, playing host to Jacksonville Wednesday night (April 30). First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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