No. 10 - Baseball Records Sixth 30-Win Season in Last Eight Years
The Georgia State baseball team completed the 2015 season by reaching the 30-win plateau for the eighth time in school history, including six of the last eight years under head coach Greg Frady, and finishing in fifth place in the highly competitive Sun Belt Conference.
The Panthers (30-27, 15-13 Sun Belt) got off to a hot start in Sun Belt play, winning 13 of their first 16 conference games to occupy first place for more than a month.
Offensively, the GSU lineup featured one of the nation's top home run hitters in junior infielder Matt Rose, who smashed 16 homers and drove in 49 runs.
On the mound, while the Panther pitching staff set a school record for lowest ERA at 4.14. The previous low was 4.29 by the 2011 squad.
For the fourth straight year, the program featured at least one All-American. Rose received Preseason All-America accolades from D1Baseball (second team), rookie shortstop Justin Jones was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball, and catcher Joey Roach became the second Capital One Academic All-American in GSU baseball history.
Two GSU juniors were selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft with Rose going to the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round and pitcher Nathan Bates to the Los Angeles Angels in the 15th round.