TAMPA, Fla. – Georgia State’s softball team capped Opening Weekend with a dominant 15-4 victory over UAB Sunday at the Wilson DeMarini Classic in Tampa, Fla.
Junior Remington Hasty jumpstarted the offense in the top of the first inning with a three-run home run to put the Panthers ahead early.
UAB got a run back in the bottom of the first, but Ivie Drake’s RBI-single in the second built the GSU lead back up to three at 4-1.
With GSU in front 4-2 in the fifth, freshman Skylar Mosel knocked in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded double. Arden Jobe also came home on the play thanks to an error, giving Georgia State a 7-2 lead over UAB.
The Panthers added more runs in the top of the sixth when Drake launched her third home run of the weekend, a two-run shot that hit the top of a building beyond the outfield fence. GSU would push two more runs across in the frame on an error and an RBI-single by Mosel.
UAB avoided the run-rule defeat with two runs in the bottom of the sixth that cut GSU’s lead to 11-4, but GSU would tally another four-run inning in the seventh.
Once again, it was the freshman Mosel who delivered the big hit, a two-RBI single that scored Baylee Sexton and Hasty. Taylor Bradley then doubled to left-center scoring two more runs and giving GSU the 15-4 advantage.
Kinsley Jennings finished off the Blazers in the home half of the seventh to get the complete-game victory, her first win of the season. Jennings allowed four runs on eight hits and struck out four batters.
Mosel finished with five RBI on a 3-for-5 day. Hasty went 4-for-5 with three RBI and four runs scored. Reagan Morgan went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Drake went 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Georgia State’s home opener is Wednesday against Georgia Tech. Admission to the Bob Heck Softball Complex is free.