Last night in non-conference play, the Blazers fell to Georgia Southwestern 7-3. The game was a make-up of VSU’s first scheduled game of the season which was rained out.
VSU starter Cameron Martin took the loss, his first of the year. The righty only lasted 1.1 innings, giving up two earned runs on a hit and a walk.
Hurricanes’ starter Matt Weaver was accredited the win after limiting VSU batters to three earned runs on six hits and two walks through six innings and fanning nine.
The Blazers struck first with one run in the first inning. Chaz Bagwell and Gulf South Conference Player of the Week, John Willner, hit back-to-back singles before Bobby Triglia walked to load the bases. Following a line out, designated hitter Christian Glisson roped a single to right to score Bagwell.
GSW came back in the top of the second to regain the lead. Cameron Martin allowed a walk to GSW first basemen Jared Allen and then a double by designated hitter Corey Benson. VSU shortstop Aaron Kicklighter would then botch a hard hit ball by third basemen Andrew Anderson allowing Allen and Benson to score. After a stolen base and a ground out, Beau Parker doubled to drive in Allen giving the Hurricanes a 3-1 lead.
In the top of the third, GSW would take advantage of a single, a walk and a wild pitch to tack on one more and to go up 4-1.
That’s all the Hurricanes would need. The Blazers’ put up a fight though, scoring two more runs, one of which was a solo shot in the sixth by Christian Glisson.
Glisson finished the night 3-4 with two runs batted in. The homer was the UGA transfers sixth on the season. Willner went 1-5 in the game. The before mentioned Player of the Week honor was his second this year.
The loss comes after a good weekend for Blazers in which they took two out of three against Gulf South Conference foe Alabama-Huntsville.
In the series Willner went 7-13 tallying four home runs, seven runs batted in and six runs scored.