FT. WORTH, Texas – The Jackson State baseball team improved to a 32-20 record by beating in-state rival Alcorn State 11-2 on the second day of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament at LaGrave Field Thursday evening.
The game, which was originally scheduled to be played at 3:00 p.m., was pushed back to a 7:00 p.m. start time because of inclement weather.
Brandon Gregory (6-4) pitched a complete game, giving up two runs on four hits, en route to the win. He also struck out seven batters.
Jackson State scored early and often. The Tigers put two runs on the scoreboard in the first. The inning was sparked by Bryce Taylor’s two-run home run. JSU scored two more runs in the second to make the score 4-1. JSU added another two runs in the fourth to extend its lead to 6-1. Jose Cruz hit the second home run of the game for JSU in the seventh to give JSU a 7-1 advantage. The Tigers closed out the game with a four run ninth inning.
Alcorn State scored a run in the first and its final run in the ninth.
Stephen Curtis went 3-2 at the plate for the Tigers with three RBI. Fred Hampton and Nick Marigny each recorded a hit and scored three runs.
The Tigers will play the winner of tomorrow’s Alcorn State-Texas Southern game. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.