Updated Sun, Mar 2, 2014 8:18 pm
Almost no inning was painless for the Bobcats as they were beaten down by the Georgia Southern Eagles Sunday night.
The Eagles homered three times in the first inning putting five runs on the scoreboard early. Georgia Southern tacked on 15 more on their way to winning 20-5.
The Eagles tacked on one run at a time in the second and fourth innings. Georgia Southern then tacked on four runs in the fifth and eight more in the sixth.
Georgia Southern's monster offensive effort was led by its first two hitters. Dalton Busby and Aaron Mizell knocked in a combined nine RBIs while hitting 6 for 11 from the plate. They weren't the only Eagles to have a hand as Ben Morgan and Ryan Cleveland both batted in three RBIs of their own.
Ohio's starting pitcher Gerry Salisbury had a difficult day on the mound giving up 10 runs on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He faced 25 batters in that span before getting Jeremy Cronk relieved him.
Cronk didn't have much better luck. The Bobcats (3-6) got themselves into trouble by giving up six home runs and five walks. Georgia Southern quickly took advantage of the Bobcats’ misfortunes and didn't let them forget it.
The damage wasn't directly a result of the Eagles’ hot bats, as the Bobcats committed five fielding errors as well.