Georgia State Athletics

02/18/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/18/2020 15:22

Merejo Honored as Sun Belt Player of the Week

ATLANTA -- Georgia State's is the Sun Belt Baseball Player of the Week after going 7-for-11 with two homers, two doubles, seven RBI and seven runs scored to lead Georgia State to a 3-0 start under first-year head coach . The Panthers swept three games against 2019 NCAA Regional team Cincinnati, St. John's and Saint Peter's and Merejo figured prominently in all three wins.

The senior designated hitter from Orlando, Fla., also walked five times in the three games, including three intentional walks.

In the Opening Day win over Cincinnati, the Bearcats took the lead with four runs in the third, but in the bottom half, Merejo responded with a two-run blast to cut the deficit to 5-3. In the 10th inning, he smacked a one-out double and then scored the winning run in the walk-off.

Merejo was 2-for-3 with an RBI-single in the Saturday 7-5 win over St. John's

Against Saint Peter's, GSU fell behind 5-1, but Merejo's three-run homer in the fifth inning jump-started the offense and pulled the Panthers within 5-4. Then he was intentionally walked in Georgia State's 3-run sixth inning and again in the eighth inning to set up the game-winning hit by .

Georgia State plays at Gardner-Webb Wednesday at 4 p.m. and then returns home to host Bryant in a weekend series that opens Friday at 4 p.m. at the GSU Baseball Complex.