JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson State softball team opened 2013 JSU Softball Tournament with a 5-0 loss to Evansville and Nebraska-Omaha at the JSU Softball Complex Saturday afternoon. The tournament's opening game was delayed by a day because of thunderstorms.
With the losses JSU falls to a 4-11 record. Breea Jamerson suffered the loss for Jackson State in the first game. In 6.2 innings of work she allowed three runs on 10 hits. She also struck out five batters. Sarah Patterson picked up the win for EU. In seven innings of work she gave up five hits and recorded three strikeouts.
EU scored its first run in the fourth inning and a second run in the sixth. EU broke the game open in the seventh with a three run inning.
Lauren Aikens led JSU with two hits and Kendall Kautz led EU with two hits, a run and two RBI.
Jasmine Warren pitched the nightcap for JSU. In seven innings of work she allowed five runs on eight hits, while striking out two batters. Dana Elsasser got the win for Nebraska-Omaha. She allowed only two hits in seven innings.
Nebraska-Omaha opened the game with a run in the first inning and added another in the third. Once again the Lady Tigers gave up three runs in the seventh inning.
Sabeana Romero led JSU's offense, recording the Lady Tigers only two hits. Tonya Patterson led Nebraska-Omaha with two hits and a RBI.
JSU, EU and Nebraska-Omaha all return to action Sunday for day two of the JSU Tournament.