Georgia State (13-8, 0-0) vs. Texas S
Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11 | Heck Softball Complex
Free audio stream available for Sunday’s game on GeorgiaStateSports.com.
Live stats will be available through GeorgiaStateSports.com.
Georgia State: 13-8 Overall, 0-0 Sun Belt (7-0 Home, 0-3 Away, 6-5 Neutral)
Texas State: 1-16 Overall, 0-0 Sun Belt (3-3 Home, 2-2 Away, 10-2 Neutral)
Georgia State hosts Texas State for a three-game Sun Belt series starting with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday’s finale is currently scheduled for a noon start.
This weekend is the beginning of Sun Belt play for the Panthers. GSU was picked to finish third in the conference preseason poll with Texas State picked first.
Georgia State is 9-3 against the Bobcats since the 2014 season. GSU has won all four Sun Belt series versus TXST.
The Panthers have won six straight and are off to a perfect 7-0 start at home. It’s the best home start since GSU since the Panthers started 10-0 in 2015.
Ivie Drake leads the Sun Belt in batting average, doubles, RBI, slugging %, and total bases. Drake is second in hits. Drake ranks 10th in the NCAA D-I with 28 RBI.
Reagan Morgan has the fourth most hits in the Sun Belt and is tied for second in runs scored.
As a team, Georgia State ranks second in the Sun Belt in batting average, fielding %, and scoring and is third in slugging % and third in doubles per game.
Reagan Morgan was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week on March 6 after hitting .857 with one home run, four RBI and eight runs scored. She was also honored at the College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week.
Megan Litumbe and Ivie Drake have hit a combined 107 career home runs, more than any other active pair of teammates in NCAA Division I.
Megan Litumbe ranks fourth among active players in NCAA Division I with 56 career home runs. Ivie Drake’s 51 home runs rank sixth.
The Panthers had two players named to the preseason All-Sun Belt squad in redshirt senior Megan Litumbe and senior Ivie Drake.
Head coach Roger Kincaid enters his eighth season as head coach for the Panthers. Kincaid has a career record of 260-175. GSU has won at least 30 games each season that Kincaid has been
All 20 players on GSU’s active roster this season are from the state of Georgia.
The Panthers will play 25 home contests in 2018. Texas State and Louisiana, the only two teams picked ahead of GSU in the preseason Sun Belt poll, will both visit the Bob Heck Softball Complex during Sun Belt play this year.