What you need to know:

* Georgia State split Saturday’s doubleheader at Texas State two take two of three games from the Bobcats.

* The Panthers lost Game 2 of the series 7-5 before winning the finale 4-0.

* Georgia State now holds second place in the Sun Belt standings at 9-3.


SAN MARCOS, Texas - Georgia State (24-12, 9-3 SBC) claimed the series at Texas State with a doubleheader split against the Bobcats Saturday in San Marcos.


Game 1: Texas State 7, Georgia State 5

Georgia State scored five straight runs after falling behind 7-0 in the first game Saturday, but the Bobcats held on to get the win. Brenna Skalski’s two-RBI double got the rally started for the Panthers who scored two in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Texas State was led by Ariel Ortiz who went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Quincy Charleston earned the win in the circle to improve to 5-1 on the year.

The loss ended Georgia State’s win streak at six games.

Game 2: Georgia State 4, Texas State 0

Georgia State won the series and took sole possession of second place in the Sun Belt standings with a big 4-0 win in the finale. Kinsley Jennings threw her first complete-game shutout as a Panther, giving up just four hits through seven innings to get her second win of the series.

In her last nine appearances, Jennings is 7-1 with an ERA of 1.10 through 51.0 innings of work.

Offensively, Morgan Brown capped off a good weekend with a 3-for-4 performance. For the series, Brown batted .462, going 6-for-13 with an RBI and a run scored.

Ivie Drake’s eighth double of the season put GSU on top 1-0 in the first. The Panthers would be held off the board until they pushed three across in the fourth inning with three hits and two Texas State errors.

Entering the series, Texas State had the best RPI in the conference, coming in at No. 34. The Bobcats were picked to finish second in the Sun Belt in the coaches’ preseason poll, two spots ahead of the Panthers. Since GSU joined the Sun Belt four season ago, GSU leads the series with Texas State 9-3.

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