Baseball Loses Second Game of Series to Georgia State, 6-1
March 24, 2007
FAIRFAX, Va. - Georgia State (12-13, 2-3 CAA) had 15 hits on its way to a 6-1 victory against George Mason (10-11, 6-4 CAA) in the second game of a three-game Colonial Athletic Association series on Saturday afternoon at Spuhler Field.
Second baseman Jean-Michel Rochon-Salvas led the Panthers with four hits in the game. He also drove in a run and scored twice. First baseman Charlie Pelt went 2-for-5 with three RBI.
George Mason scored its lone run of the game in the bottom of the second to take a short-lived 1-0 lead. Junior right fielder Chris Romanow led off the inning with a double, advanced to third on sophomore Ryan Uphouse's single and scored on a wild pitch by Georgia State left-hander Will Palmer.
The Panthers immediately responded in the top half of the third, scoring four runs to take a lead they would not relinquish. Two of the runs were scored on Pelt's two-run home run to right field. Pelt also hit a two-run home run in yesterday's series opener. Georgia State tacked on a single run in both the sixth and eighth innings for the final margin of victory.
Palmer picked up the win for Georgia State, pitching six innings, allowing four hits and one run to improve to 3-3 on the season. Joel Reeves held the Patriots hitless for the final three innings to earn his first save of the year. The two pitchers combined to hold Mason to a total of four hits in the game.
Starter Mike Modica took the loss for the Patriots, pitching 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and four runs to fall to 2-3 this season. Freshman Dan Gerjets took over for Modica with two outs in the third and pitched 5 1/3 solid innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on eight hits.
George Mason and Georgia State will play the final game of the three-game series tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Spuhler Field. The probable starter for the Patriots is Dan Jaycox, who is 0-0 with a 6.97 ERA this season.