The seventh–ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated Georgia State 6-2 Wednesday at the GSU Baseball Complex.
The Bulldogs (4-1) ran their winning streak to four behind a combined two-hitter while getting home runs from freshman Corey Collins and graduate Riley King. Redshirt junior Darryn Pasqua (1-0) picked up the win with a dominating relief outing, retiring all 12 batters he faced with five strikeouts. He came on for Ben Harris who started and went three innings. Nolan Crisp pitched the eighth and Jack Gowen took care of the ninth.
The Panthers (2-3) had one hit through seven innings. Georgia took a 2-0 lead in the first when Collins smashed his second home run of the year, a two-run shot. A wild pitch allowed Cole Tate to score for a 3-0 lead in the third. The Panthers made it 3-1 in their half of the third, pushing across a run on a safety squeeze bunt by Kalen Puckett.
In the sixth, Connor Tate collected his first career triple to extend his hitting streak to five games. He scored on a groundout by Riley King to make it 4-1. A sacrifice fly by Puckett off Crisp cut the deficit to 4-2 for the Panthers. King’s first home run of the year came in the ninth for the final.
Up next, Georgia begins a four-game series Friday when it plays host to Gardner-Webb. First pitch at Foley Field will be at 5:02 p.m.