JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson State softball team split a non-conference double header with Belhaven Tuesday night at the JSU Softball Complex. Belhaven won the opener 4-3 and JSU rebounded to take the nightcap 6-5.
In the first game, Breea Jamerson suffered the loss (2-6). In seven innings of work she gave up four runs on four hits, while recording three strikeouts. Katy Adair (1-0) picked up the win for Belhaven. She allowed three runs on 10 hits and struck out three batters in seven innings.
Sabeana Romero led JSU's offensive efforts, going 3-3 at the plate with a run and RBI. Tayler Nave followed going 2-3 at the plate.
Courtney Fairley led Belhaven's offense, going 2-3 with a run.
JSU put the first runs on the scoreboard, scoring two in the second inning and another in the third. Belhaven's bat came alive in the fourth inning, putting two runs on the scoreboard. The Blazers scored the final two runs of the game in the seventh.
Jamerson (3-6) bounced back to pick up the win in the second game. In 2.1 innings of work she allowed two runs on one hit and recorded two strikeouts. Jasmine Warren was the starting pitcher for JSU. In 5.2 innings she allowed three runs on eight hits, while striking out two batters.
In the eighth inning, Romero scored the game winning run on a Felicia Wilson double.
Shelby Watson (0-1) suffered the loss for Belhaven. She pitched 3.1 innings and gave up one run on one hit.
Six different Lady Tigers recorded a hit in the game. Lauren Aikens and Romero each hit a two-run home run in the first inning to give JSU a 4-1 lead.
Dominique Corona led Belhaven with three hits, a run and two RBI.
Jackson State (4-9) returns to action Feb. 22 to host the JSU Tournament at the JSU Softball Complex. The Lady Tigers will host Nebraska-Omaha and Evansville.