Eagles drop series opener to WVU

GS held to one run on five hits by Mountaineers

Eagles drop series opener to WVU
Georgia Southern catcher Matt Anderson argues with home plate umpire Darion Padgett. (Source: WTOC)

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern’s first home game of 2019 is not one Eagle fans will enjoy remembering.

Eagles drop series opener to West Virginia

The Eagles fell to 1-3 on the year after a 5-1 loss to West Virginia in the weekend series opener.

Mountaineer starter Alek Manoah didn't allow an earned run in 6.1 innings.
Mountaineer starter Alek Manoah didn't allow an earned run in 6.1 innings. (Source: WTOC)

Mountaineer starter Alek Manoah made it tough on the Georgia Southern batters, allowing no earned runs on two hits in 6.1 IP. Sam Kessler earned the save for WVU. The Mountaineers closed it out with Sam Kessler earning the save. Kessler allowed three hits in 2.2 scoreless innings.

Seth Shuman started on the hill for Southern. The junior allowed just one run in six scoreless innings, but took the loss.

Georgia Southern and West Virginia will play a doubleheader Saturday to close out their series.
Georgia Southern and West Virginia will play a doubleheader Saturday to close out their series. (Source: WTOC)

The two teams will close out the three-game series Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 1:00.

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