After a win in its final mid-week game, Georgia Southern's baseball team will look to extend a three-game win streak in its final Southern Conference series of the year this weekend.
The Eagles will close the regular season at Wofford with a three-game series. The series opens at 6 p.m. today and concludes with a doubleheader Saturday.
GSU (29-24, 14-13), which is in fifth place in the SoCon, needs a series victory to remain in that position. Going into the final weekend, the Eagles can finish as high as fifth place and as low as seventh place but are just one game ahead of seventh-place Citadel.
GSU will use the same pitching rotation of Chris Beck, Justin Hess and Will Middour, which has posted an 11-7 SoCon record since the College of Charleston series.
Beck, who leads the conference with 100 strikeouts, will square off tonight against Brandon Yarusi, who ranks second in the league with 97 strikeouts. With three strikeouts last weekend, Beck became the first Eagle since Everett Teaford to strike out 100 batters in back-to-back seasons.
Wofford (20-31, 7-20) dropped its third straight series to UNC Greensboro over the weekend. Its last SoCon series victory came over Elon. Mac Doyle leads a Terriers offense that is hitting .256 with a .351 average, 12 home runs and 45 runs batted in. The pitching staff owns a 4.89 earned-run average and is led by Yarusi's 5-6 record and 2.95 ERA.
GSU picked up a win earlier this week at Kennesaw State and has won three straight games behind the hot hitting of T.D. Davis and Garren Palmer. Davis hit .538 in the three games and has seven hits in 13 at-bats, while Palmer has walked four times, with two singles and two extra-base hits.
The Eagles have a couple of records on the line for head coach Rodney Hennon and Eric Phillips.
With one more victory, Hennon will tally his 15th straight season of 30 or more wins, which would rank him eighth among active head coaches.
Phillips tied the school's all-time hits record with a solo shot in a 7-3 win over Kennesaw State on Tuesday. He now stands one hit away from setting a new school record and passing Scott Henley's record of 326 hits set in 2001.
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