Georgia State (7-8, 0-0) vs. I-75 Challenge
Friday-Sunday, March 2-4 | Heck Softball Complex

Friday’s game against UCONN will have a free audio stream on
and through the GSU Athletics mobile app.

Georgia State: 7-8 Overall, 0-0 Sun Belt (1-0 Home, 0-2 Away, 6-6 Neutral)
UCONN: 7-7 Overall, 0-0 American (0-0 Home, 1-4 Away, 6-3 Neutral)
Detroit: 3-6 Overall, 0-0 Horizon (0-0 Home, 0-0 Away, 3-6 Neutral)
DePaul: 11-3 Overall, 0-0 Big East (0-0 Home, 1-2 Away, 10-1 Neutral)

Leading Off
Georgia State will host five games this weekend as part of the annual I-75 Challenge co-hosted by GSU, Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State. GSU will play UCONN Friday, Detroit Saturday and DePaul on Sunday.
GSU is coming off a 2-2 weekend at the Easton Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa. The Panthers defeated UNI twice and fell to #10 Alabama and #9 Florida State.
Ivie Drake leads GSU on offense with a .405 average, three home runs and 15 RBI. She also leads the team in hits, doubles, triples, walks, total bases, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.
In GSU’s home opener on Feb. 14, GSU defeated Georgia Tech 5-2. Kinsley Jennings allowed just two runs and struck out seven to earn the complete-game victory.
Freshman Skylar Mosel made her collegiate debut against #2 Florida and finished the Wilson DeMarini Classic with six RBI. Mosel drove in five runs in GSU’s win over UAB. She hit her first career HR against Delaware on Feb. 16.
Megan Litumbe and Ivie Drake have hit a combined 105 career home runs, more than any other active pair of teammates in NCAA Division I.
Megan Litumbe ranks fifth among active players in NCAA Division I with 55 career home runs. Ivie Drake’s 50 home runs rank sixth.
Georgia State was picked to finish third in the Sun Belt Conference in the preseason coaches’ poll. The Panthers were picked to finish behind just Texas State and Louisiana.
The Panthers had two players named to the preseason All-Sun Belt squad in redshirt senior Megan Litumbe and senior Ivie Drake.
GSU returns 16 players from last season including six starters. The Panthers also welcome four newcomers to the 2018 roster.
Head coach Roger Kincaid enters his eighth season as head coach for the Panthers. Kincaid has a career record of 248-167. GSU has won at least 30 games each season that Kincaid has been head coach.
All 20 players on GSU’s active roster this season are from the state of Georgia.
The Panthers will play 25 home contests in 2018. Texas State and Louisiana, the only two teams picked ahead of GSU in the preseason Sun Belt poll, will both visit the Bob Heck Softball Complex during Sun Belt play this year.