What You Need to Know:
* Georgia State fell to Georgia Tech 7-0 despite a strong start by Bryan White.
* White allowed just three hits in five scoreless innings, but Tech finally got on the board with a grand slam in the seventh inning.
* The Panthers return to Sun Belt play with a road series at Appalachian State, beginning Friday.
ATLANTA -- ATLANTA -- Georgia State starter Bryan White held Georgia Tech to just three hits in five scoreless innings, but the Yellow Jackets
scored the game's first runs on Joey Bart's grand slam in seventh inning and went on to win 7-0 Wednesday at the GSU Baseball Complex.
White, the junior right-hander, struck out four and walked three in five innings but did not figure in the decision. He struck out Bart twice,
and then, with two on and one out in the fifth, White got Bart to pop up for the second out and then retired Kel Johnson to end the threat in a
Brandon Baker (0-5) relieved White to start the sixth and struck out three of the first four batters he faced before walking two. A hit batter
loaded the bases in the seventh, and Bart hit his 12th homer of the season to put Georgia Tech ahead 4-0.
The Panthers threatened in the bottom of the seventh with runners at first and second and one out, but Georgia Tech (18-18) starter Ben
Schniederjans (2-3) worked out of the jam.
Coleman Poje added a two-run homer in the ninth for the Jackets.
Schniederjans tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking out four. The Panthers managed just three hits on the night
as Romero Greer had two singles and Brandon Gonzalez one.
"For Bryan White to give us a five scoreless innings in the middle of the week, you have to say that's a great job," head coach Greg Frady
said. "A lot of times it's not how many hits you get in a game, it's how timely they are, but tonight we didn't get many hits and we weren't
timely either. The score was 7-0 but the game was a lot closer than that. I felt like if we could have scored the first run and taken the lead,
we could have turned the game in another direction. Once again, we have to work to improve what we're doing offensively because we have a big
Sun Belt series coming up."
Georgia State (13-23) returns to Sun Belt Conference play with a road series at Appalachian State, beginning Friday at 6 p.m.