Georgia State (19-16, 4-7) vs. #19 Louisiana (23-9, 10-2)
Saturday-Sunday, April 7-8 | Bob Heck Softball Complex
Saturday’s doubleheader will have a free audio stream available at GeorgiaStateSports.com and through the GSU Athletics mobile app.
Sunday’s game will have a video stream available through PantherVision with a subscription.
Live stats will be available through GeorgiaStateSports.com.
Georgia State: 19-16 Overall, 4-7 Sun Belt (10-3 Home, 3-8 Away, 6-5 Neutral)
Louisiana: 23-9 Overall, 10-2 Sun Belt (18-3 Home, 4-4 Away, 1-2 Neutral)
Georgia State started off April with a 14-8 win over Mercer at home on Wednesday. Now the Panthers welcome #19 Louisiana to the Heck Softball Complex for a three-game Sun Belt series.
GSU and Louisiana will play a doubleheader Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. ET followed by the series finale Sunday at noon.
In Wednesday’s win against Mercer, senior Ivie Drake belted three home runs to tie her own single-game GSU record. She also matched the GSU single-game record with eight RBI.
Drake’s third home run on Wednesday was the 60th of her career which broke a tie with teammate Megan Litumbe for most career home runs in GSU history.
Ivie Drake was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week Tuesday after hitting four home runs in the series against Troy. Drake hit .429 with seven RBI and five runs scored. She hit a walk-off homer, two lead-off homers, and a grand slam.
Ivie Drake is sixth in NCAA DI with 13 home runs, fifth in RBI (49), sixth in slugging (.934), sixth in total bases (99), and 39th in batting average (.434).
As a team, Georgia State ranks third in the Sun Belt in home runs per game. GSU is fourth in fielding percentage and batting average.
Megan Litumbe and Ivie Drake have hit a combined 119 career home runs, more than any other active pair of teammates in NCAA Division I.
Ivie Drake ranks third among active players in NCAA Division I with 60 career home runs. Megan Litumbe ranks fourth with 59
Ivie Drake is the only active player in Division I with both 50 or more career home runs and a career batting average over .400.
Reagan Morgan was named the Sun Belt Player of the Week on March 6 after hitting .857 with one home run, four RBI and eight runs scored. She was also honored at the College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week.
Head coach Roger Kincaid is in his eighth season as head coach for the Panthers. Kincaid has a career record of 265-179. 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.