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Posted: March 27, 2013 10:00 p.m.
Updated: March 27, 2013 9:58 p.m.
Red-hot Eagles head to UNC Greensboro




    After winning its seventh-straight game with an 11-4 mid-week victory over Jacksonville on Tuesday, No. 22 Georgia Southern (17-7, 8-1 SoCon) travels to UNC Greensboro (12-12, 1-5 SoCon) for a three-game Southern Conference series.
    Because of the Easter holiday on Sunday, the series at UNCG Baseball Stadium will begin today at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a 6 p.m. game on Friday and a 2 p.m. contest on Saturday.
    All three games can be heard on the Georgia Southern Radio Network and coverage begins 30 minutes before first pitch.
    The Eagles are tied for the fourth longest active winning streak (7) and are tied for eighth longest active home winning streak (9) in the nation.
    The Eagles entered the Baseball America top-25 rankings for the first time since 1996. Georgia Southern debuted in this week’s poll ranked 22nd.
    Georgia Southern won the season series a year ago in Statesboro with a 8-3 victory on Friday night and a 6-5 win on Sunday.
    The Eagles now sit 10 games above .500 and have only fallen below .500 twice this season. The Eagles have won 13 of their last 15 games since an 11-4 loss to Xavier on March 1.
    The Eagles are 13-3 in the month of March and hold a .284 batting average and a 4.18 ERA in 16 games this month.
    The Eagles hold four of the SoCon’s nine wins against ranked opponents. Georgia Southern currently ranks 31st in RPI and is 6-4 against top-50 RPI teams this season.
Robbie Dodds leads the team with a .405 batting average and five RBIs
in nine Southern Conference games this season.
Justin Hess is 3-0 with three saves and a 3.44 ERA over his last six
appearances, while Matt McCall is 3-0 with two saves and 1.76 ERA over
his last six appearances.

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