ATLANTA - Mark Micowski collected four hits and five RBIs to lead Georgia State (16-4) to its seventh straight win with a 17-6 victory over Murray State (8-9) Friday at the Field at Panthersville.
The Panthers took control early, jumping to an 8-0 lead after three innings to coast to the win, improving to 13-1 at home this season. GSU's 17 runs and 19 hits were season highs, with every starter getting at least one hit or multiple RBIs.
"As a head coach, you wish you could execute this well every night," coach Greg Frady said. "We just played well in every area."
Micowski is 9-for-14 (.643) at the plate in three games this week with four doubles, eight RBIs and nine runs scored.
"I'm just really relaxed at the plate," said Micowski, the Colonial Athletic Association's Preseason Player of the Year. "I'm seeing the ball really well- it looks like a big beach ball up there."
In their current seven-game winning streak, the Panthers have piled up double-digit hits in all but one contest- a nine-hit win over UNC Asheville.
GSU starter Charley Olson scattered five hits and two runs over six innings Friday to even his record at 2-2. The senior right-hander struck out five and walked just one.
"I thought Charley did a great job pitching with the lead tonight," said Frady. "He really came in and pounded the strike zone and gave us another high quality start."
The series continues with 1 p.m. games Saturday and Sunday at the Field at Panthersville.