Originally created 02/20/03

Eagles edge Georgia St.



STATESBORO, Ga. -- Rocky Baker's run-scoring single with two outs in the fifth inning lifted Georgia Southern to a 1-0 victory over Georgia State Wednesday.

Dennis Dove (1-0) scattered three hits, walked one and struck out eight in five innings for the Eagles (5-2). Relivers Kevin Culpepper, Steve Cogswell and Jason Cadenhead allowed just two hits over the next four innings.

Georgia State (2-2) got a runner on second base in the first, third, seventh and ninth but came away empty-handed. Tim Burgess (0-1) yielded three hits in 4 1/3 innings.