ATLANTA- Kody Adams, Brandon Williams and Joey Wood each homered Wednesday as the Georgia State baseball team powered past Alabama State, 9-4, in non-conference action at the GSU Baseball Complex.

The Panthers (14-16) avenged a loss to the Hornets (13-19) last month by belting 12 hits Wednesday, led by three from Adams. Williams and Wood combined for five RBIs while Caden Bailey and Drew Shields also added two hits apiece.

Four Panther relievers combined to hold the Hornets scoreless after the fourth inning, as senior Tyler Claburn (2-0) picked up his second win of the year.

"I really think this was one of the best games we played all year," said GSU head coach Greg Frady. "We played all three phases- we pitched well... we had our bats going today and lastly we played good defense."

The Panthers struck first on the scoreboard as Jonathan Kolowich's first-inning sacrifice fly scored Joel Van Asch to put GSU on top, 1-0.

The Hornets tied the game in the third inning, but Williams belted a two-run shot in the bottom half to put the Panthers back on top. Two batters later, Adams launched a solo shot that made it 4-1, GSU. Williams' blast was his team-leading sixth on the season and 19th career homer.

ASU countered with three runs in the fourth, capitalizing on a Panther throwing error with the bases loaded to score twice and tie the game. GSU wouldn't take long to respond, however.

Shields gave GSU the lead again in the bottom of the inning with a sac fly to plate Landon Anderson. Then after Kolowich and Adams belted singles to start the fifth, Wood launched a three run homer to left to extend the Panther lead to 8-4.

Claburn (2-0) pitched a scoreless fifth and sixth to preserve the advantage, then the Panthers added one more run to their lead on an RBI single by Caden Bailey.

Aidan McLaughlin shut down the Hornets in the seventh and eighth innings, then senior Jake Dyer struck out two in a perfect ninth to seal the win.

The Panthers improved to 18-1 all-time against the Hornets and 12-6 on their home field this season.

GSU now hits the road for the second straight weekend in Colonial Athletic Association play, battling second-place Hofstra (14-12, 6-3 CAA) Friday through Sunday. The Panthers sit in sixth place at 5-4 in the league, just one game behind the Pride.