From Georgia Southern Sports Information:
ATHENS, Ga. - Aaron Mizell homered twice and drove in four runs as the Georgia Southern Eagles took the deciding Game Three 18-4 over the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field Sunday.
Mizell helped power the Georgia Southern (2-1) offense, which tallied 21 hits and posted their first 10 run inning since April 27, 2013. The Eagles jumped ahead 11-0 and scored all 11 runs in the top of the third inning.
GSU sent 16 batters to the plate in the third inning and tallied 10 hits to score the 11 runs. Dalton Busby sparked the rally after reaching first base on a strikeout and a wild pitch. Kody Adams followed with an infield hit, and Ben Morgan loaded the bases with a single. Mizell plated the first run of the inning with a sacrifice fly. Mizell later capped off the inning with a two-run homer.
Morgan, Chase Griffin and Kody Adams all tallied three hits and in total seven Eagles recorded multiple hits.
Pitching in relief of starter Ryan Frederick, Jason Richman picked up the win after tossing three innings in relief. Richman held Georgia (1-2) to two runs on five hits and struck out four batters. Richman (1-0) gave way to McCall in the sixth inning and the senior right hander tossed 3.1 scoreless frames to earn a save.
Patrick Boling (0-1) was unable to get out of the third inning and suffered the loss after allowing seven runs on six hits.
The Bulldogs responded with two runs in the bottom of the third and added single runs in the fourth and sixth innings.
Baseball returns to Statesboro to open the home slate against Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Students can enter the Georgia Lottery Dollars for Scholars $1,000 Giveaway promotion at the game. Fans can also take advantage of two concession deals, an $8 stadium mug or a $12 combo of a stadium mug and two Stoke's sausage dogs. Head Football Coach Willie Fritz will be in attendance Wednesday and will throw out the first pitch before the start of the game.
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Notes: Morgan extended his hit streak to eight games... Mizell finished a triple shy of the cycle... The Eagles tallied 20 hits for the first time since April 12, 2011.
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