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Eagles Fall to Red Wolves in Series Finale

Eagles win series 2-1. Southern prepares for a five-game week this week

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Georgia Southern baseball team dropped a 6-3 decision to the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday afternoon. The loss brings the Eagles' record to 14-13 and 5-4 in Sun Belt play, while the Red Wolves improve to 16-14 with a 3-6 Sun Belt record.
The Red Wolves took to the board first on a bases-loaded hit by pitch in the bottom of the first, taking an early 1-0 lead. Georgia Southern would tie the game up in the top of the fourth thanks to Sean White's RBI-single to left center, scoring Kent Schmidt. Arkansas State would get the run back in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI-single of its own.
The bottom of the eighth inning saw the Red Wolves put up four more runs from a bases-clearing double and a fielder's choice, taking a late 6-1 lead.
Georgia Southern threatened to mound a comeback in the top of the ninth inning, starting with Sean Smith's two-RBI single that scored Daniel Haab and JD Kaiser. The Eagles proceeded to load the bases with back-to-back walks by Josh Tate and Sam Blancato, but an acrobatic play made by the Arkansas State shortstop would prevent further damage and seal the game.
Ty Fisher was charged with the loss despite another quality start, pitching six innings with two runs on four hits and three strikeouts. Dylan Heine recorded his second victory of the season, while Jake Henry Williams had his first save of the year.
The Eagles prepare for five games in the coming week, starting with the final two games of the road trip at College of Charleston and at South Carolina.