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Junior David Buchanan

Senior Carl Moniz

Senior Bradley Logan

ATLANTA - Junior David Buchanan pitched a complete game seven-hitter to lead the Georgia State baseball team to a 9-2 win over Hofstra on Friday night at the Field at Panthersville. Buchanan scattered seven hits and struck out seven, needing only 97 pitches to retire the Pride.

With the win, Georgia State improved to 15-15 overall, 3-4 in the CAA. Hofstra, which was previously unbeatenen in conference action, dropped to 10-14 overall, 3-1 in the CAA.

Buchanan improved to 4-1 on the season with his first complete game. The Peachtree City native walked only two, facing just 36 batters, retiring the side in order twice.

The team provided Buchanan with plenty of offense, as each starter collected at least one hit. Seniors Bradley Logan and Carl Moniz led the offense with three hits each.

Hofstra's Kevin Flynn got the Pride on the board first with a solo home run to left in the top of the second.

The Panthers responded in the bottom half of the inning as Moniz led off with a double down the right field line. Sophomore Justin Malone followed with a double to left-center, scoring Moniz to tie the game, 1-1.

Moniz struck again in the bottom of the third, singling through the right side, scoring Logan to from second to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead.

Moniz finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two doubles.

Georgia State struck again with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Redshirt-junior Brett Maxwell dropped a precise bunt for a single, scoring Malone from third as State went ahead 3-1.

Logan followed with a double down the left field line, scoring junior Mark Micowski from third to give the Panthers a three-run lead.

With the double, Logan surpassed Josh Vandiver (1999-2002) for the most total bases in a career with 416. The Augusta, Ga. native, who had a large contingent in the stands cheering him on, already own the school run scored, RBIs, sac flies and hit by pitch career records.

He finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI.

Andrew Barbarino relieved Hofstra starter David D'Errico in the fourth and pitched 2.1 innings of relief, giving up four hits and a run.

D'Errico (3-1) earned his first loss of the season, going 3.2 innings, allowing nine hits and four runs, striking out three and walking two.

Elliott Hagburg added Hofstra's second running in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly to right, scoring John Kenny, who led off the inning with a double to left center.

Sophomore Brandon Williams led off the bottom of the seventh with a home run to right, his sixth home run of the season.

Joe Burg relieved Andrew Barbarino and immediately gave up a double to Moniz. The Laval, Quebec native scored when junior Rob Lind walked with the bases loaded to give the Panthers a 6-2 lead.

The Panthers added three more in the bottom of the eighth. Logan collected his second double of the game and is now just one shy of the school's all-time record with 56.

Micowski and Maxwell each had two hits for State.

Matt Ford and John Kenny led the Pride at the plate, each collecting a pair of hits.

The two teams will return to the field on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. The game will air live on WRAS-FM 88.5 beginning with Panther Sports Talk at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for all home games can be purchased by calling 1-866-GA-STATE. Fans can also log on to the web at GeorgiaStateSports.com or visit any Ticketmaster location to purchase tickets. 

Live stats will be provided for all three games via GeorgiaStateSports.com.

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