April 20: Three Big Things


Another weekend, another comeback win on the diamond

Entering the eighth inning on Sunday against the Troy Trojans, the Panthers trailed 15-9. As Head Coach Brad Stromdahl put it, “[It] was an unbelievably resilient win for our team.”

Georgia State put up five runs in the eighth to send the game into extras before Kyle Riesselmann walked off with a two-run home run in the 10th. They won the weekend series, taking two games out of three.

Their next game comes tonight in a one-game stint against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:00 p.m.



Ronald Acuna making early case for NL MVP

Few numbers can illustrate Acuna’s impact on the Atlanta Braves. Across the board, he leads the team in every major offensive statistical category entering today’s game against the New York Yankees: batting average, home runs, runs batted in, on-base percentage, hits and total bases.

From a larger perspective, Acuna’s .419 average is second in the MLB. His seven home runs, 21 hits and 55 total bases are all an MLB-best as well. No other player is in the top-five for all three.



Jamal Murray tears ACL, out for season

The Denver Nuggets star point guard went down last Monday night and grabbed his left knee; everyone knew what the injury was, but nobody wanted to speak it into existence. Denver’s game against the Golden State Warriors was over. They led by seven with 51 seconds to go and won the game, but they may have lost their season. 

Before Murray’s injury, the Nuggets had the seventh-best odds to win the NBA championship, which have since plummeted.