JACKSON, Miss. – With the start of baseball season just around the corner College Sports Madness has named its 2013 preseason All-SWAC teams. Desmond Russell was JSU’s lone selection to the organizations preseason all-conference list. He was named as a first team member as a pitcher.
Russell, a junior utility player, put up gaudy statistics in 2012. Last season he finished with a 10-2 record as pitcher. He also finished with a.277 batting average, 2.34 ERA, 86 Strikeouts, 28 bases on balls, 28 earned runs, 26 runs, 48 hits, 11 doubles, and 26 RBI. Russell was also named a Louisville Slugger preseason All-American.
The Tigers open the season by hosting the JSU Baseball Tournament, Friday, February 15, 2013 at Braddy Field on the Jackson State campus. The first game is scheduled to begin at noon.