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19th March 2009, 07:11 AM
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1. Late Home Runs Hurt Eagles in Loss at Winthrop

[Winthrop broke open a pitchers dual hitting three home runs, handing Georgia Southern a 5-2 loss Wednesday night (March 18). The Eagles, winners of 10 of their last 11 heading in, dropped to 14-3 overall.]


2. Eagles Drop Road Match at UAB

[“Losing the doubles point was key for us today. We knew against a team like this that we needed to win the doubles point,” said head coach Justin Miles. “It was tough losing the doubles in a match like this one.”]


3. Softball Continues Road Swing at Western Carolina

[The Georgia Southern softball team (13-12, 4-2) continues its seven game road trip with a conference series against Western Carolina (5-14, 1-2). The Eagles will put their five game win streak on the line when they face off against WCU Saturday at 1 p.m.]


4. Hyter Named Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Month

[Lynndsey Hyter (Dallas, Texas) was honored by the Southern Conference for her performance during the month of February. Hyter was named the SoCon Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Month Wednesday.]


5. Monte Named SoCon Men’s Golfer of the Month for February

[“Joe played well in both tournaments in February. He played extremely well down at the John Hayt Invitational with tough conditions and a tough field,” said head coach Larry Mays. “He’s come along nicely in the spring and we’re glad he’s playing well.”]


6. Blondell Earns SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week Accolades

[Sophomore Eagle golfer Logan Blondell has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for all sporting events played from March 11-17, as announced by the league Wednesday afternoon. Blondell is the first Eagle to be named Student-Athlete of the Week for Georgia Southern for the 2008-09 academic year.]


7. Fresh off win, Eagles ready for Schenkel

[“He played three solid rounds, 70-69-69,” said Georgia Southern coach Larry Mays. “Every day he was right there in it. He battled until the last day, right down to the last putt with a good player from East Tennessee State, Seamus Powers. They went down to the last putt on the 18th hole for both the team and the individual win, so he stood up to the pressure pretty good.”]


8. Winthrop ends skid on first game back at home

[Winthrop hit three home runs to beat Georgia Southern, 5-2, Wednesday. The Eagles (12-6), just back from a West Coast road trip, snapped a three-game skid with the win.]


9. RiverDogs Offer "Bailout" to Promotion Schedule

[As a bonus, if fans purchase Opening Night tickets in advance, they will receive a ticket to the RiverDogs game on April 25 against Savannah at 7:05 p.m. The package also includes admission to The Citadel game earlier in the day against Georgia Southern at 2 p.m. This marks the 13th season that the RiverDogs and the Citadel have shared the Riley Park facility, and fans should take advantage of this opportunity that is the product of a strong partnership between the two entities.]


10. We all lose if tax plan is sabotaged

[It’s extraordinarily doubtful that Georgia Southern is coming to Macon to play a game and give up home-field advantage and hometown money. To get that kind of game, some people — who suddenly have money or are unclenching their fists to part with some? — will have to more than match the take that Georgia Southern and Statesboro get each home Saturday.]


11. Lehigh Valley IronPigs win exhibition opener against Toronto Blue Jays

[OF Mike Spidale (2-2, RBI) and Phillies' C Carlos Ruiz (2-6, 2B, RBI) paced the offense while 3B Mike Cervenak (0-2) and 3B Mike Sellers (1-2, 2B) joined Ruiz with an RBI apiece. IronPigs OF Rich Thompson scored a run, as did C Paul Hoover and OF Chris Walker.]


12. A Trip Down Memory Lane

[Chris Walker – OF. BACKGROUND: An outfielder from Georgia Southern in the ’02 draft class, he had some of the best speed in the Cubs’ system and was never a liability with the bat, either. He earned an invite to big league spring training in 2007 and worked his way up to Triple-A later that year before he was released the following spring. WHERE HE IS NOW: Was scooped up by the Angels following his release by the Cubs last year and was assigned to their Triple-A team. He signed a minor league contract with Philadelphia in the off-season.]


13. Oakland A's MiLB Spring Notebook: March 18th

[Greg Dowling also had an RBI double for the High-A squad, a booming shot to straight-away center.]


14. District Changes Keep On Coming

[Bartow High junior golfer Drew Guffey verbally committed to Georgia Southern University to play there on a golf scholarship. Guffey was a first-team All-County selection in the fall after helping lead the Yellow Jackets to a runner-up finish in the district and a regional tournament appearance.]