ATLANTA – Georgia State’s softball team swept a doubleheader against Detroit Saturday, scoring 25 runs in just 11 innings.
Game 1: GSU 14, Detroit 6 (Six Innings)
Georgia State run-ruled the Titans in six innings in Game 1, scoring 14 runs on 16 hits. It was the second straight game with 16 hits for the Panthers. Eight different GSU batters recorded a hit and each of the first six batters in the lineup finished the game with an RBI.
GSU jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first, but the Titans evened the score with four runs of their own in the second.
Georgia State went ahead 5-4 in the second, but once against Detroit was able to match with a run of their own in the third.
Morgan’s 3-run blast in the bottom of the third helped GSU lead 9-5 and a five-run sixth inning brought the game to an end as GSU reached the eight-run lead needed for a run-rule with an RBI-single by Hasty.
Mandy Chance allowed just one earned run through 4.2 innings of work to grab her second win of the season.
Game 2: GSU 11, Detroit 1 (Five Innings)
Georgia State’s offense continued its hot streak in Game 2, using 12 hits to push 11 runs across in just four innings at the plate. The Panthers scored at least two runs in each frame including a five-run third inning.
Reagan Morgan was 2-for-2 with two runs scored making it a 6-for-6 day at the plate for the junior outfielder.
Ivie Drake drove in five runs with a 3-for-3 performance that featured a double off the top of the wall, missing a home run by just inches.
Taylor Chadwick and Caitlin Ray both had big games at the plate as well. In the third inning, Ray launched a one-out solo home run to right field, the first dinger of her career. Two batters later, Taylor Chadwick hit her first career homer, a three-run blast to left-center.
GSU would score five runs on seven hits in the third inning.
Kinsley Jennings went the distance in the circle, allowing one run on four hits and striking out eight to pick up her fourth win on the year.
Georgia State wraps up the I-75 Challenge Sunday at noon against DePaul at the Bob Heck Softball Complex.