Fla. Southern completes baseball series sweep
Jordan Guida's two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning lifted Florida Southern to a 6-4 win over Georgia Southwestern in game two to complete a doubleheader sweep of the Hurricanes Saturday at Henley Field. The Mocs won game one, 16-2.
FSC took the first game of the three-game set, 6-5, on Friday evening.
In Saturday's nightcap, the Moccasins (13-4) took a 2-1 lead in the first on Robbie Shield's two-run homer with Trae Gore aboard. After the Hurricanes tied it at 2-2 in the second, Gore homered to give the Mocs a 3-2 lead.
Georgia Southwestern (8-12) sent the game, scheduled for seven innings, into the extra frame as Zach Stanton homered with two outs in the top of the seventh off Moccasin reliever Ken Wadsworth (2-0). Guida then won the game for the Mocs in the bottom of the 8th on the homer off GSW reliever Brandon Reeder (2-1).
In game one, Gore have five hits to lead a 22-hit Moccasin attack and Zach Maggard had two homers and five RBI as the Mocs clubbed five homers in the opener. Maggard's hit streak came to a end at 15-game in game two. Wade Kirkland and Maggard each had four hits for FSC while Shields and Nick Stanley each had three as the Mocs' top five hitters in the line-up combined for 19 hits in 29 at bats. Will Cherry also homered twice for the Mocs and also had three hits.
Stephan Batman worked seven innings for the Mocs giving up nine hits, but allowing just two runs, one earned, to pick up his third win against one loss. Starter Andrew Whiggum (1-2) took the loss for the Hurricanes.
GSW hosts Valdosta State on Tuesday at 5 p.m.