What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State moved to 4-2 on the season with a 5-2 win at Jacksonville.
* The GSU bullpen allowed just one run in 6.1 innings with Hunter Gaddis earning the win and Logan Barnette the save.
* Cam Sperry and Darius Sewell each had a single, a double and an RBI
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Freshman Hunter Gaddis earned his second win in relief and Logan Barnette picked up a save with two perfect innings as Georgia State downed Jacksonville 5-2 in Sunday's series finale at Sessions Stadium.
Cam Sperry and Darius Sewell each had a single, a double and an RBI to pace the offense for the Panthers, who moved to 4-2 on the season while snapping Jacksonville's (5-2) five-game winning streak.
Sperry, the senior designated hitter, got things started in the first inning when he ripped a double over the center fielder's head to score Justin Jones, who reached on an error. Sewell and Ryan Blanton followed with singles to load the bases, and then Jones came home on Romero Greer's sacrifice fly to give GSU the early 2-0 lead off JU starer Mark Potter (1-1).
The Panthers manufactured their third run in the second inning as Mike Huggins drew a one-out walk, moved to third on a hit-and-run single by Jaylen Woullard and scored on Jones' groundout.
Jacksonville scored single runs in the third and fourth innings to pull within 3-2, but Georgia State limited the damage as the Dolphins left the bases loaded in three straight innings.
Georgia State added two key insurance runs in the fifth. Sperry led off with single and Sewell doubled him home, ripping the ball down the left field line and into the corner. With two outs, Sewell scored on a wild pitch to put the Panthers up 5-2.
Gaddis (2-0), the rookie right-hander, came on with bases loaded and two outs in the third inning and promptly induced an inning-ending groundout. He allowed one run on two hits in 3.1 inning to record his second victory.
Liam Henry and Devin Vainer combined for a scoreless seventh inning, and then Barnette, the side-armed sophomore, slammed the door with two perfect innings for his first career save.
"I'm very proud of the grit that our team showed to come back and win on Sunday on the road against a tough opponent," head coach Greg Frady said. "A lot of people made contributions today, and now we get ready for another tough game Tuesday."
Georgia State plays at Georgia Tech Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium with television on ACC Network Extra/WatchESPN and radio coverage on 1340 The Fan 3.