With the win JSU improved to 22-18, 16-5 and ASU fell to 26-18, 15-6. The Tigers lead the Hornets by one game in the conference standings. JSU allowed only seven Alabama State hits, while pounding Hornet pitchers to the tune of 12 hits and 14 RBI. The Tigers also drew eight walks.
Aneko Knowles (3-2) pitched 6.2 innings for the win. He allowed only four runs on seven hits. Malcolm Tate, Bryce Taylor, Ethan Bright, Charles Tillery and Fred Hampton each finished with two hits.
JSU completely put the game out of reach in the sixth inning, when the Tigers took advantage of ASU pitching miscues. JSU scored nine runs on five hits, four walks, a hit by pitch and a passed ball.
The Tigers oened the game with a two run first inning. JSU also scored four runs in the fourth.
JSU return to action Wednesday, April 24 for a mid-week game against the University of New Orleans. First pitch is set for 6 pm.