Home > HBCU Sports > Post Content

Baseball clinches SWAC East Title with 6-2 Win over Alabama A&M (1378 hits)

The Jackson State Tigers baseball team picked up its sixth Southwestern Athletic Conference Eastern Division Championship under head coach Omar Johnson with a 6-2 victory over the Alabama A&M Bulldogs Friday night at Braddy Field.

With the win the Tigers improve to a league best 34-14-1 overall record and an 18-4 conference record. Jordan Bolden pitched 7.2 innings en route to the victory, improving to an 8-3 record. He struck out 12 batters and allowed two runs on six hits.

After trailing by a pair of runs after the first inning, the Tigers tied the game in the third inning when Wesley Reyes scored on a Lamar Briggs sacrifice fly to right field and CJ Newsome scored on an error by the catcher.

JSU put the game out of reach with a three run fifth inning. Reyes scored on Newsome single. Newsome and Cornelius Copeland scored on a Jesus Santana single. The Tigers put up an insurance run in the sixth inning when Sam Campbell scored on an error by the catcher.

Newsome led the Tigers offense, going 3-5 with a pair of runs and two RBI. Santana and Campbell each finished with a pair of hits. As a team, the Tigers scored their six runs on eight hits.

Alabama A&M (12-39, 9-13) finished with six hits. Blaine Milam suffered the loss for the Bulldogs.

The two teams will return to action Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at Braddy field for the second game (Senior Day) of the three-game weekend series. Sunday’s finale is scheduled for a 1 p.m. first pitch.

http://gojsutigers.com/
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 9:17AM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Quitting Condoms? Here’s What To Prepare For
Wordnik Word of the Day for November 15, 2018
Random Photo Upload On Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 7:24AM
Don't Give Up!
Oprah Introduces Michelle Obama at Kickoff of ‘Becoming’ Arena Book Tour
Hot New Non Profit Career Opportunity: Development Specialist
Great Way to Stay in Shape: Zumba Fitness Incredible Slimdown DVD System
Chief of Projects & Construction Career Position at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory! Apply here...
Forward This Sports Entry!
HBCU Sports Home
Sponsored Content Create an Ad
Follow Us!
Link To Us!
Do you have a website? Link to HBCU Connect!