LORMAN, Miss. – The Jackson State baseball team bounced back to take the weekend series from the Alcorn State Braves, after losing the first game Saturday. The Tigers won Sunday’s double header 15-9 and 12-3 at McGowan Stadium.
With the two wins JSU improves to a 12-12, 9-3 record and Alcorn falls to 5-22, 5-4.
JSU won the first game of the double header 15-9. Vincent Anthonia (3-2) pitched 7.1 innings to pick up the win. He allowed nine runs on 18 hits and struck out two batters. Andre Rodriguez pitched 1.2 innings for the save. He allowed one hit and struck out three batters.
Bryce Taylor went 3-5 at the plate with two runs and four RBI and Stephen Curtis had three hits, two runs and two RBI. Jose Cruz went 3-5 with two runs and two RBI. Cedric Walker led ASU with four hits, two runs and a RBI.
The Tigers scored a run in the first and second innings and broke the game open with a five run third inning. Alcorn State scored two in the third and three in the fourth to cut JSU’s lead to 8-5. JSU put the game out of reach with a six run, fifth inning.
JSU won the second game 12-3. The Tigers scored their 12 runs on 12 hits. Aneko Knowles went 2-3 at the plate with a run and Curtis had two hits and a RBI. Taylor had two hits, a run and RBI. Brandon Gregory (4-2) got the win for JSU. In nine innings he allowed only three runs on six hits while striking out four batters. Harrison Gary got the loss for ASU.
Much like the first game of the day, JSU controlled the entire game. The Tigers scored first, putting four runs on the scoreboard in the third inning. Alcorn State cut JSU’s lead to one with a three run fourth inning. JSU regained control scoring three in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Jackson State returns to action Tuesday, March 26 for a mid-week non-conference matchup against Rust College at Braddy Field. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m.