JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Georgia State baseball avoided a series sweep at John Sessions Stadium Sunday afternoon in a 5-2 decision over Jacksonville University. Jacksonville (5-2) defeated the Panthers 9-8 and 7-2 in the previous two meetings, and saw plenty of opportunities in the series closer.
Twelve Dolphin runners were left on base, including three consecutive innings where the bases were left loaded.
The Panthers held a 2-0 advantage until Nathan Koslowski scored on a passed ball in the third inning. The senior right fielder reached base on JU's first hit of the day, a leadoff single to right center.
The inning concluded with a runner left on each square as Hunter Gaddis relieved the Panthers' starter Bryan White, and escaped the frame with a ground out.
Sam Armstrong recorded his fourth RBI of the season after drawing a two-out, bases loaded walk in the fourth.
Georgia State captured its final two runs in the next inning on an RBI-double down the left field line and a wild pitch.
Dolphin starter Mark Potter pitched 4.2 innings with six hits and five runs, three were earned. Spencer Stockton and Matt Meyer saw 2.1 and 2.0 innings, respectively, and held the Panthers without a hit.
Stockton also recorded four strikeouts on seven batters faced.
The Dolphins return to action Tuesday in a 5 p.m. matchup against No. 5 Florida State. John Sessions Stadium has already seen the Green and White defeat a top-ranked opponent this season in a 3-2 victory over No. 2 Florida.
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