Eagles top Chants in extras, set up series rubber match

ccubase-8swingBoth Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina scored a run in the ninth to force extra innings, however the Eagles (25-14, 10-7 Sun Belt) scored two in the 10th while the Chanticleers (24-14-1, 11-5-1) only scored once as the visitors claimed a 7-6 victory Saturday afternoon at Springs Books Stadium.

The rubber match for the series will be played Sunday at 1 pm.

In the 10th, Georgia Southern’s Ryan Cleveland was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored when Mason McWhorter (3-for-5) singled. McWhorter advanced to second on a ground out and took third on passed ball. Evan McDonald then looped a single just beyond the reach of CCU’s Myers to bring home McWhorter for a 7-5 lead. For the game, McWhorter, McDonald and Tyler Martin each had two RBI.

In the bottom of the 10th, Kieton Rivers (3-for-5) hit a one-out triple and scored on a Seth Lancaster RBI ground out to provide the 7-6 final.

Georgia Southern closer Landon Hughes worked the last three innings to improve to 5-1 on the season. He allowed two hits and two runs (one earned) with two strikeouts. Bobby Holmes (2-3) suffered the loss as he allowed two hits and two runs (one earned).

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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