Eagles drop regular season finale to Georgia State

Eagles drop regular season finale to Georgia State

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern's regular season ended in a loss, but the Eagles are playing their best ball entering the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

The Eagles dropped a 5-4 decision to rival Georgia State Saturday in Statesboro, and end the season with a 29-24 record and a 18-11 mark in conference play.

Tied at 4 in the 8th, Georgia Southern left the bases loaded before allowing the go-ahead run on an error in the 9th.

Former South Effingham Mustang Austin Thompson led the way offensively for Georgia Southern, going 2-4 at the plate with two RBI.

The Eagles enter the Sun Belt Tournament as the #4 or #5 seed, and will play South Alabama in their first game in Lafayette, Louisiana. GS and USA open the tournament at 10 a.m. Wednesday.