Georgia State Avoids Being Swept By Great Pitching

Georgia State Panthers (4-2) get a much needed victory in the last game of a three game series by beating the Jacksonville Dolphins (5-2) 5-2.

The Panthers started out quickly with DH Cam Sperry hitting a RBI double up the middle to score Justin Jones who got on base from an error. They loaded the bases after back-to-back singles by Darius Sewell andRyan Blanton. Perry scored from third baseman Romero Greer  foul to right field that was caught for an out.

Georgia State scored another run in the second inning after second baseman Mike Huggins walked and was able to advance to the third after a Jaylen Woullard single. Huggins scored from an RBI groundout to shortstop by Jones.

RHP Hunter Gaddis (2-0) pitched 3.1 innings allowing only two hits but walked three batters. He allowed an earned run in the third after running into a jam. Gaddis gave up two singles, threw a wild pitch and had two pass balls in the third inning.

RHP Bryan White came in in the middle of the fourth and allowed a run after a single and a couple walks. The Dolphins had the bases loaded twice but only came up with one run.

In the fifth inning, Sperry singled once again and Sewell doubled scoring Sperry. Sperry went 2-4 with a RBI and two runs scored and is currently batting .421. Sewell also went 2-4 with a RBI and run. He pushed his batting average up to .318.

The Panthers had only six total hits for the game but they made it count collecting five runs. RHP Logan Barnette came in and pitched the eighth and ninth inning and got the close as Gaddis was awarded the win. The Panthers held the Dolphins to only four hits.

Georgia State avoided from being swept in the series. After winning their first four games they dropped the last two to Jacksonville before coming up with the win on Sunday.

The Panthers next game is Tuesday at Georgia Tech who is 6-1.



Raphael Haynes

Atlanta, GA

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