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Eagles rally past Warhawks
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Georgia Southern pitcher Jacob Parker celebrates while striking out the side during the Eagles' 4-3 victory over UL Monroe on Friday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
Georgia Southern baseball scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat ULM 4-3 on Friday night in Statesboro. The Eagles improve to 15-13 on the season and 5-5 in Sun Belt play, while the Warhawks fall to 11-15 and 3-7 in Sun Belt play.
 
ULM opened up the scoring in the fourth inning when Mason Holt doubled to the line in right to clear the bases. The Eagles would get out of the inning and would trail before the bottom of the sixth. In the sixth, Mason McWhorter singled to center field to score a pair of Eagles.
 
Noah Ledford would add to the scoring with a sacrifice fly to center field. Jason Swan would single to left to give the Eagles the lead in the sixth. Tyler Owens improved to 4-0 on the season, allowing eight hits and striking out six Warhawks.
 
Nick Jones came in in the ninth to save his eighth game of the season. The eight saves in the season are two away from cracking the program top-10 for both saves in a season and career. 
 
 
SCORING MOMENTS
TOP 4th | GS 0 – ULM 3 | ULM doubles down the line in right to take the lead.
BOTTOM 6th | GS 4 – ULM 3 | Mason McWhorter singled to center field to score a pair. Noah Ledford flied out to center field to score a third run. Jason Swan singled to left to give the Eagles the lead.
 
 
GAME NOTES
  • Nick Jones saved his eighth game of the season and ninth of his career moving closer to the top-10 in program history in both categories.
  • Mason McWhorter is now 20 RBIs short of the top-10 list in program history.
  • Tyler Owens improved to 4-0 on the season, producing a 1.53 ERA. He struck out six Warhawks on Friday. 
  • Jaylen Paden recorded an extra base hit in his only plate appearance on Friday.
 
 
UP NEXT
Georgia Southern and ULM will continue the series tomorrow afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.