What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State fell at South Alabama 16-6 Friday in Game 2 of the Sun Belt Conference series.
* Jarrett Hood, Justin Jones and Payton Mann drove in two runs each for the Panthers.
* Sunday's series finale is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.


MOBILE, ALA. -- Georgia State dropped Game 2 of its series at South Alabama 16-6 Saturday at Stanky Field in a game that was moved up to 11 a.m. local time due to impending inclement weather.

South Alabama (13-9, 4-1 Sun Belt) jumped in front quickly with three runs in the first inning and five in the second to win its fifth straight game. The Jaguars got a three-run homer by Davis Wells in the first and then a grand slam from Travis Swaggerty in the second.

USA left-hander Thomas Huston (2-1) held the Panthers (11-12, 1-4 Sun Belt) scoreless for the first five innings before GSU got on the board in the sixth on Jarrett Hood's two-run single. That made the score 8-2, but South Alabama scored eight in the bottom of the inning to put the game away.

Georgia State added a two-run single by Justin Jones in the seventh and then a two-run double by Payton Mann in the eighth.

Jones, Ryan Blanton, Darius Sewell and Will Kilgore had two hits each for the Panthers.

Sunday's series finale is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.