Georgia Southern falls to South Alabama in Sun Belt championship


MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – MAY 30: Game 15 of the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Baseball Championships between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the South Alabama Jaguars at Riverwalk Stadium on May 30, 2021 in Montgomery, Alabama.

MONTGOMERY, Al. (WSAV) – The Georgia Southern baseball team jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the South Alabama bats erupted for ten unanswered runs to down the Eagles 10-4 in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Sunday afternoon.

“Obviously you get this far and you are that close it definitely hurts,” head coach Rodney Hennon said after the game. “At the same time, there should be absolutely no regrets from anyone in that dugout. These kids give everything they have everyday and they’ve got nothing to hang their head about.”

Sunday’s loss marks the end of the 2021 campaign for Georgia Southern. with a win, the Eaglges would have punched a ticket to the 2021 NCAA Baseball Regionals. Georgia Southern finish the season with a 34-23 record, including five straight wins to earn a spot in Sunday’s championship game.

Mason McWhorter, the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, got the scoring started for Georgia Southern with a solo homerun in the top of the first inning and the Eagles added a pair of insurance runs in the second inning. South Alabama immediately responded with a three-run homer to tie the game and took the lead for good with an RBI double in the fifth inning.

WSAV sports reporter Connor DelPrete brings you an interview with head coach Rodney Hennon and highlights from the game tonight on WSAV at 11.

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