LAFAYETTE, LA. - Georgia Southern Baseball lost 12-0 to South Alabama on Friday evening to be eliminated from the 2018 Sun Belt Tournament. The Eagles gave up six runs in the first and three in the second and seventh innings to drop their eighth-straight contest to the Jaguars.
Georgia Southern finishes the 2018 season at 30-26, reaching the 30-win mark for the 18th time in 19 seasons under Head Coach Rodney Hennon.
South Alabama scored six in the first off four hits and three walks to post an early lead. The Jags added on in the second with a three-spot to lead 9-0. The Jags tacked on three more in the seventh to put the run rule in effect, taking the seven inning win.
The Eagles tallied three hits in the game with Jason Swan, Mason McWhorter and Christian Avant each getting aboard. Steven Curry was hit by a pitch for the 23rd time this season, finishing the season tied with Shawn Payne's 2003 total for second-most in program history.
The game, originally scheduled for a 3 p.m. (CT) start was delayed two hours and 44 minutes by multiple lightning delays. Once underway, the game finished in two hours and 10 minutes, tying for the third quickest contest of the 2018 season behind a pair of 2:04 games.