JACKSON, Miss. - The Jackson State baseball team improved to 14-12 record by sweeping the Rust College Bearcats in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon at Braddy Field. The Tigers recorded a no-hitter in the opening game en route to a 19-0 victory and allowed only one hit to beat Rust 14-0 in the night cap.
Chris Wingard pitched four innings to pick up the win. He struck out three batters. Theodore Hassan came in from the JSU bullpen to throw three innings and he also recorded three strikeouts.
While JSU did not allow a single Rust College hit, the Tigers had field day, pounding out 15 hits and 19 RBI. Charles Tillery led JSU with three hits, two runs and four RBI. Stephen Curtis also finished with three hits and had two runs and three RBI.
JSU dominated the game from start to finish, scoring eight runs in the first and eighth innings each.
In the nightcap, JSU continued to hit the ball well finishing with 10 hits. Kiarious Hall (2-1) pitched four innings to pick up the win. He allowed only one hit and struck out five batters.
The Tigers held an 8-0 advantage after four innings. JSU added two more runs in the fifth and another four in the sixth inning.
JSU returns to action Saturday, March 30 when the Tigers travel to Edinburg, TX to take on UT Pan American.