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GSU opens with upset win
Hess brilliant in shutout of Charleston
Georgia Southern's Justin Hess celebrates after the final out of Thursday's 2-0 win over the College of Charleston. Hess threw 141 pitches in notching a complete game shutout. - photo by
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Riding a seven-game losing streak into the Southern Conference baseball tournament, Justin Hess and the Georgia Southern Eagles decided enough was enough. The losing streak, which included with a three-game sweep against Charleston to cap the regular season, ended against those same Cougars with a 2-0 GSU win Thursday morning in a game that was rained out on Wednesday night at Fluor Field. Hess pitched the game of his career.