What You Need to Know:
• Georgia State fell to Georgia Tech, 11-5, Wednesday at the GSU Baseball Complex.
Jarrett Hood hit his Sun Belt-leading double to drive in the Panthers' first run.
• GSU continues its 10-game homestand as Appalachian State visits this weekend.


ATLANTA -- Georgia State fell to No. 26 Georgia Tech 11-5 Wednesday at the GSU Baseball Complex.

Jarrett Hood, Justin Jones, Ryan Blanton and Darius Sewell drove in runs for the Panthers (16-20), and James Clements had two hits off the bench.

Georgia Tech (25-12), ranked No. 26 by the NCBWA, scored two in the top of the first, but Georgia State answered in the bottom of the inning. With two outs, Hood belted his Sun Belt Conference-leading 15th double to bring home Jaylen Woullard, who led off with a single.

After Georgia Tech added single runs in the second and third innings, Ryan Blanton pulled the Panthers within 4-2 with an RBI-single, scoring Woullard.

But the Yellow Jackets then put up four in the fourth, aided by two GSU errors, to move ahead 8-2.

Georgia State scored two in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Justin Jones and an error, and in the eighth, Sewell delivered a run-scoring double to right field.

Georgia Tech starter Jake Lee (2-0) allowed two runs on four hits in five innings to earn the victory. Devin Vainer (0-3) took the loss for the Panthers.

Senior catcher Joey Roach reached on a hit by pitch for the eighth time this season and the 26th time in his career, tying him for second place in GSU history.

GSU continues its 10-game homestand this weekend with a key Sun Belt Conference series against Appalachian State, beginning Friday at 6 p.m. at the GSU Baseball Complex.