Towson, Md.- Scott Sarratt and Jonathan Kolowich each homered twice as the Georgia State baseball team pounced on Towson with five home runs and 18 hits in a 14-5 game three victory Saturday afternoon at Schuerholz Park to seal the Colonial Athletic Association series.
The Panthers end the series at 18-23 overall and 9-9 in the CAA having dropped game two, an 11-1 contest that was completed earlier Saturday morning. Towson finishes the series at 20-20, 10-8 in league action.
Sarratt and Kolowich's career days at the plate helped the Panthers to their first series win on the road this season. Joey Wood also belted a grand slam as part of an eight-run seventh inning.
Game Two- Towson 11, GSU 1
In the conclusion of Friday's game two that had been delayed due to darkness, GSU dropped an 11-1 decision to start play Saturday morning.
The Panthers trailed 5-0 entering the top of the eighth inning when play was resumed and yielded six more runs in the bottom of the frame as Towson batted around and belted five hits to extend its lead to 11-0.
Kody Adams and Kolowich doubled in the ninth to score the Panthers' lone run of the game.
Game Three- GSU 14, Towson 5
Kolowich belted solo shots in the second and fourth while Sarratt went deep in the fifth and seventh as each posted their first career multi-homer game to pace the Panther attack.
With GSU up 3-1 in the fifth, Caden Bailey singled sharply into right field and made it all the way to third on a fielding error. He scored on the next play as Landon Bennett grounded out, making it 4-1.
A pair of RBI doubles in the bottom of the inning by Towson cut the Panther lead to one, but the Panther bats were just getting started.
GSU would plate eight runs on six hits in the seventh inning, started by Sarratt's second homer to lead off the inning that bounced off the top of the wall in left and over for a 5-3 Panther lead. After two singles and a walk loaded the bases, Adams singled to score two more for a 7-3 advantage.
With the bases loaded once more in the inning, Wood launched a no-doubt shot down the line in left for his second grand slam of the year that busted the game open, 11-3. Roy Seltenrijch later tripled and Sarratt brought him home with a sac fly for the final run of the inning.
Towson scored runs in the seventh and eighth but GSU added two more on a double by Adams and and Kolowich's his fourth hit of the day, an RBI single.
Kolowich finished the three-game series 8-for-13 at the plate with 16 total bases, adding two doubles and five RBIs.
Bailey had six hits in the series and Adams five as the Panther offense piled up 38 over the three games.
GSU tied William & Mary for sixth place in the conference with the series win as the top six schools qualify for the league tournament next month.