Georgia Southern strung together four hits in the second capped by Jeremy Beckham's two-run double to stake the Eagles to a 2-0 advantage. Georgia starter Sean Ruthven ran into trouble in the fourth allowing two runners to reach with no outs. Sophomore Brooks Brown relieved Ruthven and only allowed one run to score on a sacrifice fly by Brett Pelfrey putting the Eagles up 3-0. Ruthven got the loss to fall to 1-1 as he gave up three runs on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Brown threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Junior left-hander Will Startup entered the game for the Bulldogs in the eighth and rendered a solo home run to catcher Flint Wipke (3-for-4, 2 R, RBI) to pull ahead Georgia Southern up 4-0.
The Eagles and the Bulldogs will face off again Sunday at 1:00 pm. Georgia will start junior right-hander Michael Hyle (0-0, 2.70 ERA) and he will be opposed by sophomore left-hander John Lairsey (1-1, 7.36).