ATLANTA - Georgia State's softball team took both games of a doubleheader Friday against UCONN at the Bob Heck Softball Complex.
Game 1: GSU 2, UCONN 0
Emily Soles took a no-hitter into the fourth inning and kept the UCONN offense in check to grab her fifth victory
Ivie Drake knocked and RBI double in the top of the first to become Georgia State’s all-time RBI leader with No. 171. Drake passed Panther great Callie Alford to earn the top spot in the record book.
The Panthers scored again in the bottom of the second and that would be all Soles needed to guide GSU to a Game 1 win.
Game 2: GSU 9, UCONN 7
Game 2 featured a lot more offense than game one as both teams' bats came alive. Georgia State used 16 hits to score nine runs including four in the bottom of the fifth that retook the lead from UCONN.
Megan Litumbe hit her third home run of the season, a 3-run shot in the bottom of the first after the Huskies had jumped out to a 2-0 lead.
UCONN jumped in front again with three runs in the top of the fifth. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth, GSU recorded seven hits and scored four runs to pull ahead, a lead the Panthers would hold despite UCONN scoring twice in the top of the seventh.
Brenna Skalski, Reagan Morgan
Mandy Chance came on in relief and earned her first win of the year.
Georgia State will host Detroit for a doubleheader Saturday at 12 and 2 p.m.