What you need to know:

* Georgia State used 14 hits to score nine runs and defeat Georgia Tech 9-5 Wednesday on The Flats.

* For the third time in one week, GSU rallied from a three-run run deficit to get a win.

* The Panthers travel to San Marcos, Texas this weekend to play three games against Texas State.


ATLANTA - Georgia State (22-11, 7-2 SBC) rallied from a three-run deficit with home runs from Ivie Drake and Megan Litumbe to defeat Georgia Tech 9-5 Wednesday at Mewborn Field.

For the third time in a week, Georgia State rebounded from a three-run hole to win a game. It was the second time in as many games that the Panthers would score nine answered runs after falling behind. On Wednesday, GSU used 14 hits to top the Yellow Jackets and got a strong pitching performance from Kinsley Jennings.

The Yellow Jackets used a three-run homer in the bottom of the first to go ahead, but that would be all they scored until they plated two in the seventh. The Panthers would score three in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the top of the seventh to earn their 22nd victory on the year.

With the bases loaded in the top of the third, Georgia State rattled off three straight singles to tie the game. Ivie Drake then gave GSU a 5-3 lead with a two-run blast in the fourth, her 42nd career home run. The next batter, Megan Litumbe, would launch a solo shot to center field to go back-to-back. Litumbe now has four home runs in the last four games.

The Panthers added insurance in the fifth and seventh innings before Mandy Chance came on to pitch in the seventh and shut down a GT rally to secure the win.

Kinsley Jennings improved to 9-4 on the season with 4.2 innings in the circle, holding the Yellow Jackets to two runs on six hits.

Five different Panthers recorded at least two hits on Wednesday and Drake and Litumbe had two RBI each.

Georgia State has now won five games in a row as they return to conference play this weekend with a three-game series at Texas State beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday.

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