KENNESAW, Ga. — After earning a 1-0 win over Kennesaw State at home last week, Georgia State completed the sweep of the home-and-home non-conference series against the Owls with a 7-3 win at Bailey Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Georgia State (22-11) scored three runs in the third inning and four in the fifth. The Panthers struck for a total of eight hits in the contest. Both sides committed a pair of errors during the game.
The win is the Panthers’ seventh in the last nine games. The Owls have now lost six consecutive games, a losing streak that started with the prior loss to GSU.
Clifton hit a two-out RBI single that scored Whitney Phillips from second base during the third inning. Alford then delivered a two-RBI triple off the centerfield wall to drive home Taylor Anderson and Clifton. The triple is the first of Alford’s college career.
With the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Christy cleared the bases with a single and reached third base on an error by the KSU right fielder. Christy was driven home on a bloop single by Audrey Mason. Brenna Morrissey started the inning with a bunt single and Clifton followed with a double.
Lauren Coleman walked twice in the game, giving the sophomore 31 walks in 33 games this season. Coleman is one of the best at drawing bases on balls in the nation. The Panthers drew a total of five walks.
GSU starter Kaitlyn Medlam (11-4) did not surrender a KSU hit until the fifth inning en route to earning her 11th win of the season. Medlam allowed three runs on four hits and no walks before being relieved by Katie Worley in the sixth inning.
Kennesaw State (23-11) scored three runs in the fifth inning on a bases-loaded RBI single followed by a two-RBI sacrifice fly to deep centerfield.
The Panthers played without leading home run hitter, Paige Nowacki, who has missed the last three games with a hand injury. Callie Alford moved to third base in her absence.
Georgia State returns to its home field on Wednesday when they will host a doubleheader against Furman. The first game will start at 3:00 pm with the second game to follow at 5:00 pm.