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JACKSON, Miss. –The Jackson State baseball team outlasts Southern University 5-4 in a 10-inning game Tuesday evening.
The Tigers improve their record to 19-11 in one of the hardest home wins of the season.
Jesus Santana, junior infielder, went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runners batted in and Byrce Brown, junior outfielder also went 3-for-4.
CJ Newsome, sophomore outfielder, went 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs and one run. Newsome was a key player in the Tiger win, recording the final RBI of the game on a single up the middle to allow Stephan Vidal to score.
Jose Tirado, junior righthand pitcher, recorded his second win on the mound this season for a 2-0 record with three saves. The San Juan, Puerto Rico native pitched 4.0 innings for two hits against, one walk, and three strikeouts.
Mark Watson, junior pitcher, also put up a great defensive front on the mound for the Tigers. Watson entered the game in the bottom of the fourth to relieve starting pitcher Jordan Bolden. The Orlando, Fla. native pitched 2.0 innings for two hits against, no runs, no walks, and five strikeouts.
The Tigers started off slow, allowing the Jaguars to score two runs in the first inning. JSU put their first points on the board and took its first lead with three runs in the bottom of the third and an additional run in the bottom of the fourth.
Southern scored two runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game. Both teams’ defenses worked hard in the field force three scoreless innings.
JSU scored the last and final run in the bottom of the tenth to seal the 5-4 win.
The Tigers will be back in action when they travel to Huntsville, Ala. to face Alabama A&M in a three-game series. The first game is set for Friday, March 31 with a 6 p.m. start time.