April 13: Three Big Things


Georgia State rewrites its history book

Even with two home runs from Ryan Glass, the Panthers baseball team dropped their first game of Sunday’s double-header to Appalachian State. 

Then, Georgia State bounded back for one of the most memorable comebacks in school history in the second game. Brad Stromdahl’s team entered the top of the ninth down 12-6 and went to work. They scored nine runs, eventually winning the game 15-13, with Josh Smith’s clutch grand slam giving the Panthers their eighth win of the season.



Umpires blow crucial call to end the Braves’ weekend

The Philadelphia Phillies took the 7-6 win on Sunday night, leaving Major League Baseball’s players and fans questioning the replay system.

As Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm slid into home plate, the umpires initially called him safe. However, instant replay presented evidence that Bohm never touched home before Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud tagged him.

The umpires upheld the call, leaving everybody, including Philly fans, surprised.



Baylor ends Gonzaga’s dream run in national championship

Behind 22 points from Final Four Most Outstanding Player Jared Butler, the Baylor Bears defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 last Monday. Gonzaga entered the game with a 32-0 record, seeking the first undefeated season since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers.

Both teams will send players to the NBA Draft, none more coveted than Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs. The freshman posted 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in his lone college basketball season.