What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State fell to Coastal Carolina 4-0 Friday at the GSU Baseball Complex.
* GSU starter Hunter Gaddis allowed three run in seven innings, and Justin Jones extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
* Game 2 of the series is Saturday at 2 p.m.
ATLANTA -- Georgia State fell to Coastal Carolina 4-0 Friday at the GSU Baseball Complex in the opening game of their Sun Belt Conference
Coastal Carolina (17-10, 5-2 Sun Belt) starter Alex Cunningham (4-0) pitched his second straight shutout, allowing five hits tonight after
throwing a one-hitter last Friday. The senior right-hander for the defending NCAA champions struck out 11 and walked none. He needed just 101
pitches, throwing 75 strikes and going to a three-ball count just once.
Georgia State (11-15, 1-6 Sun Belt Conference) freshman Hunter Gaddis (3-2), pitching on Friday night for the first time, threw seven innings,
allowing three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
The Panthers managed five hits, including a first-inning double by Nick Gatewood that was the sixth-consecutive hit for the GSU catcher.
Gatewood also singled in the ninth. Justin Jones extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a ninth inning single, but that was the only
inning in which the Panthers had multiple base-runners. Romero Greer and Darius Sewell also had singles.
"It was a great college baseball game, very well played on both sides. Hunter Gaddis was outstanding for us, and so was our relief pitching,
and we played great defense," head coach Greg Frady said. "The difference in the game was their starter, who had three pitches going and was
outstanding. He is a senior with a lot of experience and he was the difference in the game."
Coastal Carolina got on the board in the first inning on a solo homer by Jordan Gore, who hit a high fly ball down the line in left field with
the wind blowing out.
That was the only run in the game until the fifth inning, when the Chanticleers got RBI-singles from Cory Wood and Gore to take a 3-0 lead.
Coastal added a run in the eighth.
Game 2 of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m., and the game will air on 1340 The Fan 3.