TROY takes two out of three against Georgia State

TROY Ala. (TROJANVISION) — After dropping game one of a three-game set with the Georgia State Panthers, TROY took the field for game two looking to even the playing field.

The game never got a chance to get rolling as during the second inning storms in the area caused a weather delay — a delay that lasted almost five hours.

When play resumed, Georgia State wasted no time adding three runs in the top of the third inning. TROY responded with several doubles in the fourth, getting those three runs right back.

Tremayne Cobb Jr. added another run on his fourth homerun of the year before play was stopped again until the next day TROY would secure the win 9-5. It was a win that tested the mental toughness of the Trojans.

“It was a weird trick on the brain, probably not just for myself but for all the players,” said head coach Skylar Meade. “We handled it well and fortunately we found a way there late.”

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Game three’s first pitch was less than an hour after game two concluded. Runs were on the board early with both teams scoring in the second inning.

While Georgia State scored its first four runs on solo homers, the Trojan bats went to work. Kyle Mock led the way going 4-4 from the plate, a triple away from the cycle.

“It’s good, old confident hitters — confident baseball players, and when you have that consistency in your approach you find a way to get on often and they did that today while certainly adding some punishing swings with it,” Meade explained.

The teams traded blows until the fifth inning when Brooks Bryan turned on a ball taking it 434 feet for a grand slam. The Panthers refused to quit though, adding runs in the sixth and eight innings. But it was not enough as Connor Burt closed the door on the Panthers securing a 10-7 win for the Trojans.