GSU Panthers Fall 9-3 to Even Series at App State

  Georgia State fell 9-3 at Appalachian State on a chilly afternoon at Smith Stadium, evening the Sun Belt Conference series at one game apiece.

The series finale is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.

Georgia State (6-13, 1-1 Sun Belt) actually out-hit Appalachian State (7-10, 1-1 Sun Belt), 10-8, but the Panthers hurt themselves with by issuing seven walks and committing three errors.

Elian Merejo homered for the Panthers, leading off the sixth inning with a solo blast to left field, his team-leading fourth home run of the season.

Griffin Cheney was 3-for-5 on the day and drove in the other two GSU runs with RBI singles in the third and ninth innings. Luke Leonard added two hits, including a double.

 

Georgia State starter Jake Rogers (1-3) struggled with his command, departing in the third inning after allowing five walks, a hit batter and two wild pitches.

App State’s Tyler Tuthill, a left-hander, pitched seven innings and allowed nine hits but just two runs to improve to 4-1.

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