CONWAY, Ark. - The Jackson State baseball team dropped to a 2-5 record after falling 13-0 to the Central Arkansas Bears at Bear Stadium. UCA improves to 6-1 record.
The Tigers gave up 13 runs on 10 hits and had three errors. Starting pitcher Chris Wingard gave up eight runs in the first inning. UCA had four hits and capitalized on the three JSU errors.
Desmond Russell came in as a reliever in the second. He gave up a run before shutting UCA down for the next five innings. However UCA put four runs on the scoreboard in the eighth inning.
The Tigers fell to Kansas in action on Saturday at Bear Stadium, where the Tigers fell 10-6. Bryce Taylor went 2-4 with a run and RBI to lead the Tigers against the Jayhawks. Fred Hampton finished with a hit and two RBI and Jose Cruz finished with a hit, a run and RBI.
Alex DeLeon led Kansas, going 3-3 at the plate with three runs and an RBI.
KU opened the game with a five run first inning. JSU put a run on the scoreboard at the bottom of the first when Charles Tillery scored on an Alexander Juday single.
The Jayhawks added another run in the second inning. JSU rallied in the fourth inning, scoring four runs. Malcolm Tate scored on a Jose Cruz double, Taylor scored on a throwing error and Aneko Knowles and Cruz scored the final two runs of the inning on a Hampton single. JSU added another run in the fifth when Desmond Russell scored on a Taylor single to tie the game at 6-6.
Kansas regained control of the game putting two runs on the scoreboard in the seventh. The Jayhawks added insurance runs in the eighth and ninth innings to make the final score 16-6.
JSU finished the game with nine hits and four errors. Kansas had 10 hits and one error.
Juday suffered the loss for JSU. In 5.2 innings he allowed four runs on nine hits. Robert Kahana picked up the win. In 2.1 innings he did not allow a hit or run.
Jackson State returns to action Wednesday, Feb. 27 when the Tigers travel to Troy, AL to take on the Troy Trojans. First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m.