ATLANTA -- Georgia State dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Texas State, 10-5 (11) and 9-3, Saturday at the GSU Baseball Complex.
The Panthers fell to 17-18 overall, 5-9 in the Sun Belt. With the teams playing 29 innings in less than 28 hours, Texas State swept the series to improve to 20-15-1, 8-7 in the Sun Belt.
Catcher Nick Gatewood singled in the eighth inning of Game 1 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, the longest by a Panther since 2013, but he was hitless in one pinch-hit at-bat in Game 2 to snap the streak.
Kendall Ford tied Game 1 with a two-out single in the ninth inning and then had two hits and two runs scored in the nightcap.
GAME 1: Texas State 10, Georgia State 5 (11)
Georgia State rallied with four runs in the eighth and ninth innings before falling 10-5 in the 11th.
Trailing 5-1, the Panthers got back in the game with three runs in the bottom of the eighth. Justin Jones led off with a walk, and then Nick Gatewood singled to put runners at first and second. Then Brandon Bell singled to drive in Jones. With one out, Gatewood scored on a wild pitch, and then Jack Thompson came through with a two-out single to score Kendall Ford and pull GSU within 5-4.
Freshman Kalen Puckett led off the ninth inning with a single and moved to second on Justin Jones' sacrifice. With two outs, Ford delivered an RBI single to right center to tie the game at 5-all and force extra innings.
After a scoreless 10th, Texas State scored five in the 11th, and the Panthers could not rally again.
Neither starter figured in the decision. GSU's Jake Rogers allowed just four hits but walked seven in 5.1 innings, allowing three runs. Texas State starter Nicholas Fraze held the Panthers to one run on six hits over six innings.
GAME 2: Texas State 9, Georgia State 3
Texas State's Luke Sherley had four hits and three RBI and three Bobcat pitchers held Georgia State to three runs on five hits as the Panthers fell 9-3.
After each team scored a run a run in the first inning, Texas State took control with three runs in the second. After the Panthers inched closer with single runs in the third and fifth innings, the Bobcats answered with four in the sixth.
Georgia State returns to action Wednesday, when the Panthers host Mercer at 6 p.m. at the GSU Baseball Complex.