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Chad Prain was 4-for-4 and tied the school record with six runs scored.

Wilson Hits Two More Homers, Drives in Six in 19-5 Win

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ATLANTA -- Nic Wilson homered twice and drove in six runs and Chad Prain tied a school record by scoring six runs as Georgia State pounded Siena 19-5 on a blustery, cold day at the GSU Baseball Complex.

Over the last three games, Wilson is 9-for-12 with four homers and 11 RBI. Today he had a sacrifice fly in fourth, a three-run homer to right center in the sixth and then a two-run blast to straight away center field in the seventh. The senior first baseman now has six homers on the season and leads the Sun Belt Conference with a .439 average.

Georgia State (9-8) won its third straight game with a season-high 19 runs. The Panthers led just 5-4 after three innings before scoring four runs in the fourth, five in the sixth and four more in the seventh.

Batting in the leadoff spot, Prain went 4-for-4 on the day with a homer, two doubles, a single and two walks. His six runs tie the school record also achieved by Joey Wood (vs. New Mexico State, March 14, 2010) and Mark Micowski (vs. North Carolina Central, March 7, 2010).

"The last two days are what we really needed," GSU head coach Greg Frady said. "We wanted people to loosen up and get in a rhythm. The boys did a great job swinging the bat, particularly Chad Prain and Nic wilson, but throughout the lineup, everyone has been consistent."

Sophomore third baseman Matt Rose also homered for the Panthers, collecting three hits and three RBI on the day, including a two-run shot in fourth inning, his third of the season.

Junior shortstop David Levy, freshman left fielder David Mayo and freshman catcher Trae Sweeting drove in two runs each for Georgia State.

GSU starter Nathan Bates threw three innings. Andrew Fessler pitched a scoreless fourth inning and was credited with the win. The Panthers used nine pitchers in the game.

"As a coach, you look for three things. You want to pitch, you want to hit and you want to play good defense, and I thought we did a good job in all three phases today," Frady said.

Andrew Ortiz hit a solo home run for Siena (0-14), and Brian Fay contributed a two-run single.

Georgia State opens Sun Belt Conference play this weekend as Western Kentucky visits the GSU Baseball Complex for a three-game series. Games are scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

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