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Georgia Southern defeats ETSU in 7-6 thriller
Sunday, March 20, 2005
The win extends the Eagles' win streak to six games, running their record to 13-7, 6-0 in Southern Conference play.
The Eagles added another run to their lead with a run in the top of the fourth on an RBI single to left by Jeremy Beckham.
The Bucs again cut the GSU advantage to one run after scoring a run in the sixth and seventh innings. Hargis hit his second homer of the season in the sixth, a solo shot down the right field line. Junior left fielder Josiah Glafenhein (
The Eagles scored an important insurance run in the top of the eighth as Wipke hit a solo homer, his second of the day, into the net above the left field wall.
ETSU again got within one run in the eighth as
Buccaneer sophomore centerfielder Stephen Douglas (
Everett Teaford earned the win (4-1) for the Eagles, allowing four earned runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings. He also walked two and struck out four on the afternoon. Steve Cogswell earned his fifth save of the year after pitching the ninth for
Buccaneer junior lefty Steven Calicutt (
Crowe, Glafenhein, Hargis and junior right fielder Shane Byrne (
Pelfrey, Smith and Wipke all had two hits in the win for the Eagles. Wipke also led the team with three runs scored and three RBIs.
"This was a highly-competitive series," said ETSU head coach Tony Skole following the game. "I tip my hat to