What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State hit four home runs but fell at No. 17 Georgia Tech 12-5.
* Romero Greer, Ryan Blanton, Terrell Frazier and Will Kilgore hit homers for the Panthers.
* GSU returns home to host Northern Kentucky in a three-game series beginning Friday.
ATLANTA -- Georgia State hit four home runs but fell 12-5 at No. 17 Georgia Tech Tuesday at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Panthers (4-3) scored all five of their runs on homers. Third baseman Romero Greer and center fielder Blanton hit back-to-back solo shots in the second inning, pulling GSU within 4-2 after Georgia Tech jumped in front with four runs in the first inning and eight in the first three frames. Greer's homer is his first of the season, while Blanton hit his second and No. 17 of his career.
Tech (7-1) also hit four homers, including back-to-back homers by Joey Bart and Kel Johnson in the first.
Freshman Terrell Frazier hit a pinch hit, solo homer in the seventh inning, the first collegiate hit for the rookie. In the ninth inning, he was was hit by a pitch, putting him on base for Kilgore's two-run blast to left center, his first of the season.
"First of all let me congratulate Georgia Tech. They have a good team and they certainly outplayed us," head coach Greg Frady said. "Who would have thought we would hit four home runs but only score five. But when you give up so many runs in the first three innings, it's a struggle. We'll regroup and get ready to play Friday."
The Panthers return home to host a three-game weekend series with Northern Kentucky beginning Friday at 4 p.m. at the GSU Baseball Complex. Friday's game marks the debut of PantherVision video streaming for Georgia State baseball. Click here to subscribe.