What you need to know:

* Georgia State fell 8-3 to Georgia Tech in the home opener Wednesday at the Bob Heck Softball Complex.

* The Panthers and Yellow Jackets combined for six home runs as the wind was blowing out for most of the game.

* The Panthers fall to 4-2 on the season as they travel to Jacksonville this weekend to compete at the Osprey Invite.

ATLANTA - In the first of two meetings between Georgia State and Georgia Tech this season, the Panthers were defeated 8-3 Wednesday night at the Bob Heck Softball Complex.

Georgia Tech used five home runs to outhit the Panthers. Georgia Tech was able to put runs on the board in each of the first four innings, but Georgia State responded with runs in the fourth and fifth innings to make it a 5-2 game. The Yellow Jackets then scored three in the top of the sixth to end the GSU rally.

The Panthers sent the pitcher Kinsley Jennings to the plate in the bottom of the sixth and in her first at-bat as a Panther since transferring to GSU this offseason, Jennings knocked a solo home run to left field. It was the first Panther home run of the season.

Morgan Brown went 2-for-4 on the day in the leadoff spot for the Panthers and Ivie Drake recorded three walks and now has reached base in all six games this season. Reagan Morgan knocked a double to the wall in the fourth inning that scored Kirsten McMonigle all the way from second. It was Morgan’s fourth RBI of the season which leads the team.

Next up for Georgia State is the Osprey Invite in Jacksonville, Fla. The Panthers play South Carolina State at 1:30 on Friday and will face Kansas, South Dakota State, North Florida on Friday and Saturday.

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