What you need to know:
* Georgia State finished off a three-game sweep of South Alabama with a 4-3 win Sunday.
* The Panthers got another great pitching performance from freshman Peyton Worsham who earned her second win of the weekend.
* The Panthers host Notre Dame Tuesday at 5 p.m.
ATLANTA - Georgia State completed a three-game sweep of South Alabama with a 4-3 win Sunday at the Bob Heck Softball Complex. The Panthers (16-9, 3-0 SBC) have now started conference play a perfect 3-0 for the second time in the last three seasons.
Entering the weekend, South Alabama (17-6, 0-3 SBC) was receiving votes in both top-25 polls. The Panthers have now won four straight against the Jags dating back to GSU’s win over USA at the Sun Belt Championships last season in Mobile.
Freshman Peyton Worsham was the hero in Game 1 of the series and she was given the start in the circle for Game 3 on Sunday. Worsham did not disappoint, tossing 5.1 innings and striking out four while giving up three runs to earn her third win of the season. On the season, Worsham now has an impressive 0.94 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 29.2 innings.
Georgia State struck first with an RBI single by Megan Litumbe in the bottom of the first. Georgia State scored in the first inning in all three games in the series. South Alabama took its first lead of the weekend with a pair of runs in the top of the third, but Georgia State responded quickly.
With one out in the bottom of the third, freshman Kirsten McMonigle tied the game with her first career home run, a solo shot to right field. The Panthers weren’t done there, however. Ivie Drake then singled and Kensey Caldwell doubled for the third time this series to give GSU a pair of baserunners with one out. After a walk loaded the bases, Remington Hasty earned an RBI the painful way, getting hit by a pitch to bring home a run. GSU then went up 4-2 as Mandy Blackwell drew a bases-loaded walk.
The Jaguars would pull within one with a solo home run in the fifth, but Kinsley Jennings would close the door to pick up her third save of the season.
Georgia State stays home to host Notre Dame Tuesday in Panthersville.
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