After dropping a continuation game from Friday night 9-3, the Marshall baseball team bounced back to knock off Georgia Southern 5-3 to earn a split on Sunday afternoon at Epling Stadium in non-conference baseball action.
Gray Stafford produced a standout effort at the plate going 6-for-8 with his first collegiate dinger, collecting three hits in each game.
Game 1: Georgia Southern 9, Marshall 3
Southpaw Mike Mason fired 6.1 innings in the restarted game in his first relief appearance of the season, but the outing was spoiled as the Eagles scored twice in the first and third innings and held on for the win.
Game 2: Marshall 5, Georgia Southern 3
Arik Sikula came within one out of throwing a complete game as the senior fired a career-high 8.2 innings to lead the Herd to a game two victory.
G.Stafford continued his hot bat, notching two infield singles before sending a solo shot into orbit in the fifth.
MU scored a single run in each of the first five innings for their run total on the afternoon. The Eagles made the contest interesting in the ninth, scoring twice before Ian Kadish recorded the final out to secure the victory and earn his second save.