LORMAN, Miss. – The Jackson State baseball team fell to a 10-12, 7-3 record after losing the opener of a weekend series 6-4 to Alcorn State Saturday afternoon at McGowan Stadium.
Alcorn improved to a 5-20, 5-2 record. Alex Juday (0-2) suffered the loss for JSU. In eight innings of work he allowed six runs on 13 hits, while striking out two batters. Mike Peters (1-2) picked up the win. He allowed four runs on six hits and struck out four batters in 8.2 innings.
Aneko Knowles led JSU with two hits. Stephen Curtis had a hit and two runs. Cedric Walker led ASU with four hits and three runs.
JSU put the first runs on the scoreboard, scoring two at the top of the third inning. Alcorn cut the lead to 2-1 at the bottom of the third. The Braves took the lead in the game with a two run fifth inning and increased its lead to 5-2 by the seventh inning. JSU rallied with a two run eighth inning to make the score 5-4. The Braves added an insurance run at the bottom of the eighth.
The two teams return to action for a scheduled Sunday double-header in Lorman, Miss.