Saturday, May 20, 2017

Texas Southern, Alabama State to meet for SWAC title

NEW ORLEANS – Texas Southern and Alabama State had two chances apiece to reach the championship game of the SWAC baseball tournament at the MLB Urban Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

They each needed just one, winning in convincing fashion Friday to advance to Sunday’s title game.

Texas Southern knocked off Jackson State 11-2, while Alabama State dominated Prairie View 25-3 to win their respective brackets.

Alabama State scored 13 runs in the top of the third and 10 more in the top of the sixth. Texas Southern broke open a close game with three runs in the top of the fifth and four more in the ninth.

Earlier Friday, Jackson State ended Southern’s season with a 7-2 victory, and Prairie View moved into the bracket final with a 4-3 victory over Alcorn State.

Sunday’s final begins at 11 a.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.


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