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8th April 2013, 07:45 AM
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1. Eagles Rally in the Ninth to Defeat Appalachian State

[The Georgia Southern Eagles rallied from a two-run deficit and scored three runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Appalachian State Mountaineers 8-7 and salvage a win in the series.]


2. Men's Tennis Hands SoCon Leader Elon First Conference Loss

["I'm so proud of the group. Everybody, even in doubles and on the courts that lost and were down, had a great fight the whole way through," said Head Coach Nick Zieziula. "Everybody, one through nine, every single person, pulled their weight whether they were cheering or helping out any other way they could, just all the way through."]


3. Softball Trumps Chattanooga 7-1 in Series Finale

[“After a tough day yesterday we came out and played a very good game today,” said Head Coach Annie Smith. “Allie Miles pitched a very good game for us to hold Chattanooga to one run, and our offense did a great job to get after them early.”]


4. Eagles Stop Samford on Senior Day

["Today was a great day for us. We're really excited to come away with a victory against Samford. It's been a couple years since we've done that and it was nice to do that on Senior Day as we honor Natalie in her last home tennis of her career," said Head Coach Amy Bonner.]


5. Golf Plays in Gary Koch Invite in Final Tune-Up

["It's a good warm-up for the Southern Conference tournament," said GSU golf coach Larry Mays. "The courses are similar coastal-type courses with water and wind and some tight shots. Last year, it worked pretty well in giving us an idea of how our guys were playing going into our conference championship."]


6. Georgia Southern rallies for victory

["It's tough to sweep anybody," Appalachian State coach Billy Jones said. "It's just the way it is. They're the first-place team, or they were the first-place team coming in. We knew we were going to be in a dogfight all day and we played great for a majority of the weekend."]


7. Don't confuse intimidating with motivating

[What do coaches think? Georgia Southern football coach Jeff Monken wouldn’t discuss Rice’s actions. But he had some general thoughts on motivation. “Every kid is motivated differently — just like ours,” Monken said. “There are different ways to get kids’ attention. There’s a line where it’s abusive and where it’s not. Motivation is different than intimidation; that’s where the difference is.”]


8. NCAA Championship: Binghamton University coach called Michigan a title challenger in December

[Dempsey said that Bearcats assistant coach Andrew Wilson accepted a position on the men’s basketball staff at Georgia Southern University over the weekend. Wilson, a graduate of Florida State University and a native of Kennesaw, Ga., will be reunited with Mark Byington. Wilson and Byington were both assistants under Bobby Cremins at the College of Charleston. Wilson spent six seasons at the College of Charleston before joining Dempsey’s staff last season.]


9. JJ Wilcox Scouting Report

[My first exposure to JJ Wilcox was during Senior Bowl week (as chronicled below) as he had not played safety until this season. What I saw that week was a very impressive but not outstanding athlete who often looked like he had not played defense for long. I went back and watched two games and came away feeling the same; there is a lot of real potential in Wilcox but he needs a lot of work and experience. His rawness in coverage and general lack of instincts are not going to go away quickly, but if he can harness the aggression and refine his technique some he will be able to tough it out. He is greener as a safety than Ziggy Ansah is as a pass rusher. I like that he has lots of special teams experience, and that figures to be where he makes his biggest mark while he learns the intricacies of playing safety on the fly. Judging strictly on what he is right now, a small-school athlete with one year of playing experience at the position, I would have a hard time drafting him before the 7th round. But I saw enough during Senior Bowl week to believe he can eventually develop into at least a quality 3rd safety and become a special teams demon by the end of his second year, with potential to start beyond that. He will need to go to a patient team with a stable, teaching-oriented coaching staff. I still wouldn’t risk more than a 5th round pick on JJ Wilcox but he could sneak into the bottom of the 3rd round to a team like Baltimore or San Francisco.]


10. Baddeley best Aussie at Texas Open

[Meanwhile, Benjamin Alvarado held on for a one-shot win at the Brasil Classic on Sunday, with Aron Price the best of the Australians eight shots off the pace.]


11. Royals April 7th Minors Recap

[Nate Adcock got the start and allowed two runs (one earned, though the error was his) on four hits and four walks over four innings. Everett Teaford followed with two scoreless innings (2H, BB, K) and Louis Coleman threw 1.2 scoreless innings (2H, BB, 3K).]


12. Mudcats sweep past Dash

[Sunday, Dash starter Chris Beck (0-1) did not allow an earned run in his Class High-A debut, but he suffered the loss because of unearned runs. In the bottom of the fifth, Carolina’s Jerrud Sabourin reached on a two-base error by second-baseman Joey DeMichele, and Joey Wendle brought him home with a single.]


13. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg Posses Basketball Lady Luck Twice In Season Sweep Of Fraport Skyliners 65-63

[Ex Alba Berlin guard Julius Jenkins took matters a bit into his hands scoring twice in the last minute with a floater and then scoring with a hard penetration past Laquan Prowell. The Fraport Skyliners led 19-10 after one quarter. “Frankfurt was defending very well and they were forcing turnovers that led to easy baskets. Brooks, Tez and Peacock were playing very well and Oldenburg missed some easy open looks”, added Jimmy MCkinney.]