ATLANTA--Brandon Williams drove in four runs and Georgia State (14-4) piled up 13 hits as the Panthers defeated Alabama State (5-6) 14-4 Tuesday at the Field at Panthersville.
GSU has won five straight games and is now 11-1 at home on the season.
Redshirt-sophomore Brandon Bast tossed three scoreless innings to earn the win in his first Panther start, a designated "staff" outing. He allowed only one hit, striking out four Hornets and walking just one.
Mark Micowski singled twice, doubled and drove in three runs as he and Williams each posted season high RBI totals.
Theo Asher, Bryan Condotta, Shane Hammond and Aaron Schmitz added two hits apiece to help defeat starter Anthony Ricciardi (1-2) and four Hornet relievers. The Panthers also tied a season high with six stolen bases.
"I feel like we're playing some really solid baseball as a team," head coach Greg Frady said. "Brandon Bast set the pace for us with three quality innings. Mark Micowski hit the ball very well tonight and Rob Lind keeps getting on base an amazing amount of times."
Lind, who entered Tuesday leading the Colonial Athletic Association with 22 walks, tied his single-game high with four more on the day. The senior has now reached base safely in 14 consecutive at bats, dating back to Saturday's game against Towson. He's one shy of tying the school record of fifteen, set by Chase Childers in 2009. The NCAA record is 18, set by Shaun Larkin of Cal State Northridge over four games in 2002.
The win makes Frady 21-0 all-time against Southwestern Athletic Conference opponents and 9-0 against the Hornets in five seasons.
"I feel like we have a good confidence right now and the team is really ready to play baseball," Frady said.
The Panthers' homestand continues with a matchup Thursday against Ivy League foe Harvard at 5 p.m.