PANTHERSVILLE--Junior Luke Gordon extended his hitting streak to seven games, but the Georgia State baseball team lost 14-4 to visiting Southeastern Louisiana this afternoon at The Field, ending their winning streak at six games.
"When you string a lot of games together, near the end of the string sometimes things just don't go your way," said Georgia State head coach Greg Frady. "We had a lot of things go against us today, but we'll definitely come back ready to go again tomorrow."
The Panthers fell behind 6-0 before scoring their first run in the top of the fourth on a bases loaded single by Chase Childers. State cut the lead to 6-2 in the sixth when Bradley Logan brought home Gordon on a groundout.
But that would be as close as the Panthers got. Southeastern Louisiana scored eight runs in the final two innings to salt the game away. A two-out ninth inning single by Dusty Bennett - combined with a Southeastern error - brought home Tim Lorek and Nick Pyron with State's final two runs.
Will Palmer (2-3) gave up five earned runs in 3.2 innings to take the loss for the Panthers. Josh Black improved to 3-0 for the Lions with a seven inning performance.
The Panthers will conclude their series with the Lions tomorrow at The Field. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.