Jackson State Baseball Sweeps Tougaloo




Jackson State Athletics Media


JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State Tigers baseball team took a mid-week double-header by beating the Tougaloo College Bulldogs 13-0 and 7-4 at Braddy Field Wednesday evening.

Courtesy Jackson State Athletics Media

Courtesy Jackson State Athletics Media

In the opener, the Tigers recorded their third shutout of the season, beating the Bulldogs 13-0. Garth Cahill pitched seven effective innings to pick up his second win of the season, scattering four hits while striking out a game high five batters.

JSU scored six runs over the first two innings, two in the fifth, four in the seventh and added its final run in the eighth. JSU scored its 13 runs on 16 hits and committed no errors en route to the victory. Jevon Jacobs and Melvin Rodriguez each recorded three hits. Jacobs scored three runs and had two RBIs and Rodriguez scored two runs and had one RBI.

Tougaloo College put up more of a challenge in the second game of the twin bill. Neither team scored over the first four innings. JSU’s offense was sparked in the fifth as the Tigers put four runs on the scoreboard. JSU scored its four runs on three hits. Gary Thomas, who got on base after getting hit by the pitcher, scored on a Melvin Rodriguez single to right field. Rodriguez advanced to second on a wild pitch before scoring on a Jovany Felipe single to left field. Sam Campbell, who was walked, and Felipe scored on a Lamar Briggs double to right center field.

The Bulldogs kept the game close by putting two runs on the scoreboard in the sixth and pulled to within one run by scoring in the eighth inning. JSU put the game away with a three run eighth inning, making the final score 7-4.

Rene Colon pitched four innings to pick up his first win of the season. He gave up three runs on three hits and struck out three batters.


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