Baseball

Freshman infielder Blake Evans (43) has made a name for himself in the field for the Eagles as he shows for a .992 fielding percentage as well as only committing 10 errors in the 40 games he's played.

The Georgia Southern Eagles baseball team is set to take on the Troy University Trojans in one of the last few regular season series of the season.

As of now, the GS Eagles have a record of 26-19 overall. For the Sun Belt, the team sits at 12-9 and this weekend is an opportunity to get a few more wins before the end of the season.

Coming off of a loss- but a series win- against the University of South Alabama, the Eagles are ready to take on another Alabama team at J.I. Clements.

Compared to the Eagles, the Trojans now sit at a 22-22 record on their own season overall. Their last series, played against the Little Rock Trojans, came out as a loss since they only won one of the games out of three.

The Trojans had an issue of giving up runs, thanks to their own pitching game and that is where the Eagles will be able to make ground when facing Troy.

One of the Eagles that has been performing well this season and could take advantage of this Trojan weakness is junior infielder/outfielder, Mason McWhorter.

In the second game of the series against USA, McWhorter had two home runs and a whopping seven RBIs, which helped the Eagles get a win that ended up winning them the series.

Another player to watch in this weekend’s match-up is freshman infielder, Blake Evans. With three runs and three RBIs against his latest opponent, Evans has picked up momentum towards the end of the season.

Recently, Evans has been accurate on both sides of the ball and this could easily come in handy going into the series against Troy.

The Eagles will travel to Troy this weekend and all three games will air live on ESPN+. The game on Friday will start at 7 p.m., followed by the game on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. and game three on Sunday starting at 2 p.m.

Bethany-Grace Bowers, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, gasports@georgiasouthern.edu   

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