TROY, Ala. - The Jackson State baseball Tigers fell 7-2 to the Troy Trojans during a mid-week road game at Riddle-Pace Field. With the loss the Tigers fall to a 2-6 record and Troy improves to 6-2.
Brandon Gregory (1-2) suffered the loss for Jackson State. In four innings of work he gave up one run on three hits. Levi Tate got the win for Troy. Tate went four innings and did not allow a JSU hit.
The Trojans got on the scoreboard first, scoring in the second inning. Neither team scored for the next three innings. Troy increased its lead to 2-0, scoring a run in the sixth inning. JSU cut the lead to 2-1 when Ethan Bright scored on an Aneko Knowles single. At the bottom of the seventh Troy scored two runs to increase its lead to 4-1. The Trojans tacked on another three runs in the eighth inning. JSU's final run of the game came in the ninth inning when Phillip Harvey scored on a Jose Cruz sacrifice fly.
Jackson State returns to action Saturday, Mar. 2 for a SWAC weekend series in Huntsville, Alabama when the Tigers face Alabama A&M.