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Jonesboro, Ark. — Nick Gatewood drove in a career-high four runs on three hits, but Georgia State fell 10-5 at Arkansas State Sunday at Tomlinson Stadium.
The Panthers dropped their 10th straight game to fall to 11-20, 1-11 in the Sun Belt Conference.
Gatewood, the sophomore catcher-designated hitter, had three run-scoring singles, including a two-run single. His first hit of the game drove in Ryan Blanton in the first inning to give Georgia State the early 1-0 lead.
But Arkansas State (18-14, 7-5 Sun Belt) answered with three runs in the bottom of the first off GSU starter Tanner Thomson (1-2) and never trailed again.
Georgia State got one back in the second inning on Jack Thompson’s fielder’s choice to pull within 3-2, but the Red Wolves added four more runs in the bottom of the frame to take control at 7-2.
Gatewood had another run-scoring single in the fifth, and then his two-run single in the seventh pulled GSU within 10-5, but the Panthers could get no closer.
Arkansas State starter Tyler Mitzel (1-2) allowed five runs on six hits in 6.2 innings to earn the victory.
Georgia State plays its next five games at home, beginning Tuesday vs. Mercer. First pitch is at 6 p.m. at the GSU Baseball Complex, and the game will air on PantherVision.