The Samford Bulldogs won 10 of 11 heading in to J.I. Clements Stadium, but ran into the pitching of Jake Brown and Dexter Bobo as Georgia Southern took game one Friday with a 5-2 final.
The Georgia Southern Eagles have one more chance in the spring to get the new systems down as they take to Paulson Stadium today at 1 p.m. for the final spring scrimmage of the camp in the annual Blue and White game.
Two years ago, Tobi Akinniranye was just like any other Georgia Southern student.
After a nine-win season during Samford's first trip through a Southern Conference schedule in 2009, nobody could have seen this coming.
Sometimes, a freshman steps in and starts lining balls over the fence, racking up extra-base hits and RBIs and drawing attention to himself immediately upon entering the lineup.
With one practice left before Saturday's spring game, it's all about putting it all together.
If you can't do it, it's going to be awfully hard to run the triple option.
The Georgia Southern Eagles didn't take the lead until the bottom of the ninth when it mattered.
It was no secret that the last six games on Georgia Southern's schedule - three at Charleston and last weekend's series against Elon - were going to be big.
For all the Georgia Southern fans who spent the last four years thinking about B-backs, veers, pitches, slotbacks and how "pitching it forward" doesn't seem to work in Paulson Stadium, next Saturday probably can't come fast enough.
ELON, N.C. – Dexter Bobo entered in the seventh inning and held the Phoenix scoreless through three to pick up his first win of the season as Georgia Southern defeated Elon 5-4 Saturday at Latham Park.
It's back to Paulson Stadium today at 9 a.m. for the Georgia Southern Eagles, as they prepare for the second of three spring scrimmages.
ELON, N.C. – The Elon Phoenix were held scoreless for only three innings as the Southern Conference team steadily built its lead to the final 10-3 margin over Georgia Southern Friday night (April 9) at Latham Park.
Second chances are hard to come by, and Georgia Southern cornerback Carson Hill is on his way to getting one.
That one hurt.
Did you notice anything different in the air when you woke up Tuesday morning? Was there a sense of newness, wonder and anticipation that wasn't present on Monday?
It's been long anticipated, but as of today, Georgia Southern is officially an all-sports member of the Sun Belt Conference.
Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)