Chants remain undefeated in Sun Belt with win at GSU

Jason Bilous struck out a career-high 10 and three Chanticleers hit home runs to lead #20 Coastal Carolina to a 7-3 victory at Georgia Southern Thursday night at J.I. Clements Stadium.

Coastal improves to 20-8 overall, 7-0 in the Sun Belt Conference while the Eagles, which tied a season high by committing four errors that led to four unearned runs, fall to 12-13, 5-2 in the league. The two teams will meet for game two of the series on Friday at 6:30 pm.

Bilous (4-0) struggled early, loading the bases thanks to a hit batter and two walked before allowing a two-run single in the first inning. However, after allowing that hit, Bilous got 20 outs versus his next 24 batters, allowing an unearned run, two hits, a hit batter and a walk while ringing up 10 Georgia Southern batters before exiting after six innings.

Matt Eardensohn picked up his second save as he pitched three scoreless innings to close the game, scattering three hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Offensively, Seth Lancaster, Zach Biermann and Kevin Woodall Jr., each hit home runs. CCU’s first three batters, Cory Wood, Lancaster and Woodall each had two hits, while Biermann and Woodall each had two RBI.

Georgia Southern pitcher Brian Eichhorn (2-1) recorded nine strikeouts, but took the loss. He allowed seven hits and six runs, but only three were earned, with three walks over six innings. The junior had not allowed a home run this season and just eight in his 38 previous career outings before allowing three to the Chanticleers.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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