Catcher Nick Gatewood is second in the Sun Belt with 12 homers, third in batting average (.359), second in slugging (.623) and third in RBI (43).
Luke Leonard, Romero Greer and Kalen Puckett drove in two runs each to lead Georgia State to a 10-2 victory over Savannah State Wednesday at the GSU Baseball Complex.
Georgia State downed the Tigers 9-5 last week as Kendall Ford went 5-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored.
In a series in which all three contests came down to the final at-bat, Georgia State tied the game with four runs in the eighth inning before Louisiana won 9-7 on a two-run homer in the ninth Sunday at the GSU Baseball Complex.
The teams played extra innings for the second straight day after the Panthers won 6-5 in 12 on Friday, and in both games the winning runs were scored on a squeeze bunt.
Justin Jones tied the game with a home run in the eighth inning and then won it with a walk-off squeeze bunt in the 12th inning.
Friday matchup features 7-2 Hunter Gaddis vs. 5-0 Colten Schmidt.
Softball's Ivie Drake and baseball's Nick Gatewood excel at the plate and behind it.
Leadoff hitter Kendall Ford went 5-for-5 to spark the Panthers to a 9-5 victory over Savannah State Wednesday at the GSU Baseball Complex.
Georgia State hosts Savannah State in the first of two contests in nine days as the teams will meet again in Atlanta next Wednesday, May 2. The Panthers hold a 14-3 lead in the series, including a 9-2 mark under head coach Greg Frady (since 2007). GSU won last year's lone meeting, 3-0 in Atlanta as Jordan Lee and six relievers combined for the shutout.
Georgia State had the winning run at the plate in the ninth inning but fell 3-1 at No. 16 Coastal Carolina Sunday at Springs Brooks Stadium.
The three-game series will be decided in a 1 p.m. game Sunday.