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Citadel sweeps Eagles
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Georgia Southern center fielder Shawn Payne, top, ducks as The Citidel catcher Grant Richards, left, and third baseman David Greene collide in front of the Eagles' dugout while chasing down a foul ball Saturday at Clements Stadium.
On senior day, Kyle Blackburn came up to the plate with two on, two out and trailing by three in the bottom of the ninth. He laced his would-be third home run of the game to the track in left, but The Citadel’s William Ladd made the catch with his back to the wall to seal a 5-2 win and a three-game sweep over Georgia Southern Saturday in J.I. Clements Stadium. The Citadel (35-20, 24-6 Southern Conference) won the league’s regular-season title in game two, and got its third solid start on a row out of pitcher Michael Clevenger in game three.