Saturday, February 20, 2016

Not a great start: Grambling thumps Southern 15-0 to open MLB Urban Invitational

NEW ORLEANS -- The most runs Southern gave up in a single game last season was 14.

It took just five innings into this season for the Jaguars to give up that many.

Making it worse, it came against rival Grambling.

The Jaguars dropped a season opener they would like to forget Friday night, falling 15-0 in seven innings to the Tigers on the first day of the three-day MLB Urban Youth Invitational at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

Southern coach Roger Cador, in his 32nd season, said his team was playing without four starters but wouldn’t elaborate on why they were out. He said they will return next week.

“I’m never too concerned about Game 1, especially when you’re playing short-handed,” Cador said. “The fact that we were short without four of our key players could have deflated our kids. It happened so quick. We played a lot of young freshmen. And we got here late. But we don’t want to make any excuses.”


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