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Baseball: Tigers sweep LeMoyne Owen in non-conference DH
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 03/13/2014
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JACKSON, Miss. — The Jackson State baseball team swept a non-conference double-header against the LeMoyne Owen College Magicians Thursday evening at Braddy Field. JSU won the first game 7-3 and took the second game 21-1. With the wins JSU improves to a 13-6 overall record.

Game 1

JSU had to rally to win the opener. JSU put the first run on the scoreboard when Charles Tillery scored on a wild pitch. LOC scored a run in the second and two more in the third to take a 3-1 lead. Starting in the fourth inning, JSU began to chip away at the LOC lead and eventually reclaimed the advantage. The Tigers scored a run in the fourth when Bryce Taylor scored on a Dylan Parker sacrifice bunt. The run cut the Magician lead to 3-2.

JSU tied the game at 3-3 on a Fred Hampton score in the fifth inning. Taylor scored on error by the catcher to give JSU a 4-3 lead. JSU scored two runs in the seventh, when Chris Wingard and Tillery each scored. The Tigers added an insurance run in the eighth.

Melvin Rodriguez powered the JSU offense in the opener, going 2-4 at the plate with an RBI. Sebron Mackey got the win in relief work. In 3.1 innings he allowed only two hits.

Game 2

The Tigers dominated from start to finish in the nightcap. JSU took control of the game early, scoring five runs in the second inning and another 15 in the third. Neither team scored a run after the third. LOC scored the first run of the game in the first inning and would not score again. At the bottom of the first Stephen Curtis scored.

The following Tigers scored in the fifth – Sam Campbell (twice), Wyatt Sutton, Nick Marigny, Curtis and Tillery. JSU broke the game open with a 15 run third inning.

For the game, JSU finished with 12 hits and 19 RBI. Tillery went 3-4 at the plate with three runs and six RBI. Marigny also had three hits (3-3), three runs and four RBI. Aneko Knowles pitched four innings and gave up one run on two hits.

JSU returns to action Saturday, March 15 to host Mississippi Valley State in the first game of a three-game weekend SWAC series.

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