JACKSON, Miss. – Stephen Curtis and Sam Campbell each scored a run for the Jackson State baseball team and that was enough to help lead the Tigers to its third win of the season on the final day of the 2014 JSU Baseball Tournament. The Tigers held on to beat South Dakota State 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Braddy Field.
South Dakota State scored its only run in the fourth inning when Jake Ratz scored on an error. JSU took the lead in the fifth inning when Campbell doubled to centerfield and advanced to third on a Curtis single. Campbell scored on a Gary Thomas groundout to second base and Curtis scored on a Bryce Taylor RBI single.
With JSU leading 2-1, Desmond Russell dominated the rest of the game. From the sixth inning on, he gave up only two hits and retired 11 of the 14 remaining batters he faced. Russell (1-0) pitched a complete game to earn the win. In nine innings of work he struck out seven batters and allowed one run on four hits. Curtis and Campbell each finished with a hit and a run for the Tigers.
JSU (3-1) finished the game with two runs, five hits and two RBI. SDSU (2-2) recorded one run, four hits and one RBI.
Jackson State returns to action Tuesday, Feb. 18 when the Southern Jaguars visit Braddy Field. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.