Originally created 03/03/03

Eagles sweep Davidson



STATESBORO, Ga. -- Grant Burruss drove in four runs with a pair of hits while A.J. Zickgraf added a pair of doubles to lead Georgia Southern to a 14-1 Southern Conference victory over Davidson Sunday in the completion of Saturday night's suspended game.

The Eagles completed the two-game sweep with an 8-2 win in the second game as right-hander Dennis Dove struck out a career-high 13 and allowed just one earned run in six innings.

The third game of the series was cancelled because of a conference policy which dictates that a team cannot be credited with three decisions in a single day.

Saturday's game was halted by fog in the bottom of the second inning after Georgia Southern used a two-run double by Burruss and a run-scoring double by Zickgraf against Davidson starter Derrik Wolpert (1-1) to build a 3-0 first inning lead.

The Eagles quickly increased the margin to 9-0 by adding six runs in the second inning against reliever Matt Hood.

Matt Hammond's two-run double in the fifth inning extended the GSU lead to 11-0 before Justin Hartanov provided Davidson's only run with a two-out solo homer in the sixth. Georgia Southern (9-3, 2-0) closed out the scoring with three more in the sixth.

Davidson (3-2, 0-2) benefitted from Erskine Well's run-producing single to jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the second game but the Eagles answered with a pair of runs in the fourth inning against Wildcat starter and loser Andy Carter (1-1).

After the Wildcats tied the game on GSU shortstop Rocky Baker's error in the top of the fifth inning, Georgia Southern closed out the contest by scoring six unanswered runs to put the game away.