ATLANTA — The Georgia State softball team makes another conference road trip this weekend when the head north to Towson, Md. to take on the Towson Tigers for a three game series on April 6-7.
The Panthers (23-12, 4-2) have won their last seven games against Towson and lead the all-time series by a margin of 19-8. GSU is 6-3 when playing at the Tigers’ field.
Georgia State swept all three games of the series against Towson last season at Panthersville. During those games, the Panthers combined to outscore Towson 16-1 and recorded two shutouts.
Callie Alford led GSU offensively with eight RBI in the series. Alford is having an equally good season this year and leads the team with a .359 batting average on 39 hits and is tied for the team lead with 27 RBI.
On Tuesday, the Panthers earned a road win at Kennesaw State 7-3 before splitting a home doubleheader against Furman on Wednesday. GSU dropped the first game against the Paladins by a score of 6-2 before rallying to win the second game 3-1.
The conference matchup will be the second consecutive road series for the Panthers after traveling to Hofstra last week. GSU won the first game against the Pride 3-2 before dropping the next to 7-1 and 2-1. The Panthers hit four home runs off All-American pitcher Olivia Galati, including two hit by Taylor Anderson.
Towson (16-21-1, 0-6) was swept by James Madison and at Delaware in their first two conference series in 2013. During the week, the Tigers won a home game 10-0 against Georgia Washington on Tuesday and is set to play Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday.
With a 4-2 record after the first two CAA series, the Panthers are fourth in the conference standings, while Towson is tied for seventh in the CAA.
Georgia State is currently 49th in the RPI, which is the third-best in the CAA. Meanwhile, Towson is 178th on the national RPI list, fifth in the conference.