Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jackson State rallies to stay alive in SWAC Tournament

NEW ORLEANS -- The prospects of Jackson State getting eliminated in the SWAC Tournament early on seemed better than those of the Tigers advancing to another game.

But JSU exploded for 14 runs in the final three innings to earn a 15-3 victory against Alabama A&M in an elimination game in the conference tournament on Thursday at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans.

The loser of the of Texas Southern/Arkansas-Pine Bluff matchup will face the Tigers at 9 a.m. Friday. Texas Southern defeated JSU 10-2 in the opening round on Wednesday.

The Tigers trailed 3-1 heading into the fifth inning when the rally began. Lakon Wilson tied the game with a bunt single, and Sam Campbell gave JSU a 4-3 lead with an RBI single.

The Bulldogs helped the Tigers by walking in a run. Wilson added two more RBIs to the stat sheet with a single in the sixth.

JSU scored seven runs in the seventh, highlighted by a three-run double by Campbell, which ended the game because of the run rule.


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