JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State softball team extended its winning streak to seven games, by sweeping the Memphis Tigers in non-conference action Tuesday evening at the JSU Softball Complex. JSU won the opening game 6-2 and the night cap 11-3. This marks the first time that JSU has swept a Conference USA opponent in softball action.
Jasmine Warren (4-5) pitched a solid seven innings to pick up the win. She allowed two runs on five hits, while recording a strikeout. Ellen Roberts (7-14) suffered the loss, going six innings and allowing six runs on nine hits, while striking out six batters.
Warren also led JSU offensively, going 3-4 at the plate with two runs and two RBI. Laura Curtis led Memphis with two hits and a run.
JSU held a 4-0 lead after three innings. Memphis scored its first run in the fourth inning, but JSU quickly responded adding another at the bottom of the inning. The JSU Lady Tigers scored their final run in the sixth inning.
Breea Jamerson (13-14) picked up the win in the night cap. In six innings she allowed three run on four hits and finished with a strikeout. Jordan Richwood (6-7) got the loss. In five innings she gave up eight runs on eight hits and had four strikeouts.
Amanda Vasquez led JSU, going 3-4 at the plate with three runs and three RBI. Tahlisa Blosser, who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday, got a nice gift as she hit a walk-off home run for the Lady Tigers. Curtis finished with a hit and three RBI for UM.
The game was tied 1-1 after the first inning. JSU scored two runs in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead. Memphis tied the game at the top of the fifth by adding two runs. At the bottom of the inning JSU added four runs and recorded four more in the sixth.
JSU returns to action Friday and Saturday when the Lady Tigers travel to Huntsville, Alabama to take on Alabama A&M in a three-game SWAC series.