Baseball, softball with big series coming up

Georgia State’s baseball team will take on Wilmington in a key series this weekend. The Panthers are tied for third in the Colonial Athletic Association with Old Dominion.

There are five teams battling for the four spots in the conference’s short tournament.

The Panthers, 33-13 overall, 13-8 in the conference and coming off a three-game sweep of Hofstra, are one of them. Wilmington is a game behind Georgia State. Both teams trail Delaware and James Madison, which are tied for first at 15-9. William and Mary are trying to fight their way into the picture. The Panthers have a series remaining in Williamsburg.

In softball, the second-place Panthers (15-2) will take on league leaders Hofstra (16-1) this weekend. The series winner takes the regular season and will host the conference tournament. Bad news for Georgia State: Hofstra has won 25 in a row at home. Oh, and Hofstra has only lost two CAA series in school history. That’s right. Neither of them came at home. The good news is Georgia State is the only CAA team Hofstra hasn’t swept.

– Doug Roberson, AJC

12 comments Add your comment

Ryan

May 2nd, 2011
2:06 pm

Thanks for the Baseball and Softball coverage. Our best teams rarely get the coverage they deserve.

PantherBaseballMan

May 2nd, 2011
2:43 pm

Thanks for the coverage Doug. Like Ryan above me said, our baseball team doesn’t get the coverage they deserve of course that’s probably because college baseball doesn’t get much coverage overall around here. There’s some good baseball being played at the college level in Atlanta.

With how the Panthers are playing, they should be fine to keep a tournament spot and winning the division again is still very possible. Hopefully the UNC-Wilmington series will just be the nail in their (UNCW) coffin.

GStateBen

May 2nd, 2011
2:51 pm

Thanks for covering baseball softball Doug!

itsmeagain

May 2nd, 2011
5:23 pm

Holy crap. Is that… Baseball and softball coverage? On AJC? My dreams must have came true. Now if only we could get a link on the front sports page…

GSUAlumBaseball81

May 2nd, 2011
6:31 pm

Yes finally some coverage of a sport at GSU that deserves it! GSU Baseball is going places and just wait until the backdrop is downtown Atlanta!!! Coach Frady and the Baseball Panthers are AWESOME!!! Oh Yea the Panther GALS are getting it done too!!! GO PANTHERS!!!

GSU = Georgia STATE University, www.gsu.edu

May 2nd, 2011
8:13 pm

LETS GO PANTHERS!

GSU_2012

May 2nd, 2011
11:20 pm

Really enjoying getting some baseball coverage. It would be so nice if they could move the field closer to campus so that more students could be exposed to our most talented team. I love our baseball team, but I can only make it over to about one or two games a year because it is so hard to get there during the times of day they have the games.

GaStateChris

May 3rd, 2011
12:10 am

Really pumped that we have an opportunity to nab two conference titles this May. Lets go Panthers!

07alum

May 3rd, 2011
2:57 am

If softball goes up to Hofstra and takes two of three to host the conference tourney, it will be one of the most significant weekends in GSU sports history. A CAA championship after that would be absolutely amazing. They can do it.

panther blue

May 3rd, 2011
10:51 am

Thanks so much for covering our Amazing Baseball guys and Softball gals! They are doing a great job in the classroom and on the field! I never read the AJC because they never covered anything about G STATE but now I read and check it daily! G STATE great school, great people….we’ve come to take over Atlanta we are not taking sides! GO STATE OR GO HOME!

STATEment

May 4th, 2011
7:36 pm

Love the coverage. Our baseball and softball teams have been a major bright spot in GSU Athletics of the past several years. Go Panthers.

*GSU Basketball got a solid signing under Coach Hunter today!

Jaydub

May 5th, 2011
11:09 am

Thanks for the coverage.