Eagles baseball loses in a close game 5-4

Eastern Michigan University’s baseball team lost a second game to Georgia State University at the GSU Baseball Complex Saturday, 5-4. Junior, Austin Wilson, recorded three hits for the game, matching his career high and also scoring a run.

Taking Wilson’s lead, the Eagles followed up with five more hits to total eight for the game. Jordan Peterson and Michael Mioduszewski each scored for EMU while senior John Rubino went 2-for-5 and scored the remaining run. Mitchell McGeein’s 12-game hitting streak ended when he went 0-for-2.

Eagle pitcher, Charlie Land, gave up four runs on seven hits and struck out three, going into the seventh. GSU pitcher, Matt Rose, was 2-for-3 after the ninth with his second save of the season and 2 RBI. Logan Barnette, in relief for the Panthers, declared his first victory.

EMU took the lead, 1-0, early in the game, with a triple into right field by Wilson. Peterson brought him around to score an RBI single.

At the bottom of the fourth, the Panthers tied it up and pulled ahead with two more runs at the top of the fifth, making the score 3-1.

At the top of the sixth, the Eagles tied it back up, 3-3, with Rubio leading on a single to right field and advancing to second base off a Wilson bunt. Taking advantage of a Panther error, Rubio scored from his position. GSU Head Coach, Greg Frady, brought in senior Jerry Stuckey to halt the Eagles, but Mioduszewski hit an RBI single to bring McGeein home.

At the bottom of the seventh, GSU took the lead 4-3 on its second double-steal of the season widening the gap in the bottom of the eighth, 5-3.

Eastern tried to catch up, but was only able to pull out one more run in the top of the ninth, before succumbing to Georgia State.

EMU and GSU meet for the final and third game of this series Sunday, at the GSU Baseball Complex at 1 p.m.

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