PANTHERSVILLE, Ga. — Paige Nowacki hit four home runs and picked up 10 RBI on Saturday night as Georgia State (2-4) earned a 10-0 win over Northern Kentucky, before losing to Presbyterian, 16-15.

With 24 home runs in her career, Nowacki moved into sole possession of fifth place on the school career home run list after starting the day at seventh.

The Panthers scored 25 runs over the two games and registered 31 hits on the first day of the Panther Invitational. Scoring was in no short supply as a total of 79 runs were scored in four games on the day.

Game 1: GSU 10, NKU 0 (5 inn.)

Nowacki homered twice and picked up four RBI as Georgia State cruised to a 10-0 run-rule victory over Northern Kentucky in the 2013 season opener. GSU registered 11 hits in the game.

The Panthers used three runs in the first inning and seven in the third to seal the victory. Jessica Clifton also had a solo home run in the first inning and Lauren Coleman added a pair of singles.

Kaitlyn Medlam (2-2) pitched the first complete game shutout on the season and struck out a season high eight batters. Medlam scattered five Norse hits to secure the shutout and only walked one batter.

The best NKU scoring opportunity came in the fourth inning when the Norse advanced runners to second and third. But Medlam shut the door with two big strikeouts to preserve the shutout.

Game 2: PC 16, GSU 15 (9 Inn.)

A back-and-forth game saw the Panthers fall to Presbyterian (3-5) 16-15 in nine roller-coaster innings.

Eight Panthers had multi-hit games, including Nowacki with two home runs, MeQuilla Franklin with four base-knocks and Coleman with three. GSU outhit the Blue Hose 20 to 16, but also stranded 11 runners on base.

Sophomore Emily Clay (0-1) suffered the loss for the Panthers in relief of Katie Worley, who struck out a career high five batters. Medlam also pitched 4.1 innings of relief.

Georgia State will be back in action on Sunday to conclude the Panthers Invitational with games against Northern Kentucky and Oakland. The day will get started with NKU vs. Oakland at 10:00 a.m.

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