What You Need to Know:
• Freshman Liam Henry struck out six in 2.2 innings of relief to earn his first victory in Georgia State's 13-5 win over Alabama A&M.
• Jack Thompson hit his fifth homer, and Joey Roach and Brandon Gonzalez drove in three runs each.
• The two teams play again Wednesday at 4 p.m.
ATLANTA -- Redshirt freshman Liam Henry struck out six in 2.2 of relief to earn his first college victory in Georgia State's 13-5 win over Alabama A&M Tuesday at the GSU Baseball Complex. Jack Thompson homered, and Joey Roach and Brandon Gonzalez drove in three runs each to pace the offense.
The Panthers (21-23) broke the game-open with an eight-run second inning, highlighted by Gonzalez's two-run single and Thompson's two-run homer to left field, his fifth of the season.
Gonzalez also had an RBI-triple to the right field corner in the fifth inning, and the Panthers' backup catcher threw out a runner at second base.
Roach was 2-for-2 with a single, a double and a walk, driving in a run in each of his three plate appearances.
Freshman Israel Zackery was 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
Henry (1-0), a side-arming right-hander from Atlanta's Grady High School, came on with bases loaded and one out in the fifth. He struck out the first batter he faced, allowed a two-run single and then ended the inning with a strikeout. Then he struck out four more in the scoreless sixth and seventh innings.
Georgia State and Alabama A&M (13-37) play again Wednesday at 4 p.m.