Jackson State Tops FAMU In Series Opener




Jackson State Sports Information


JACKSON, Miss. – Jaylyn Williams’ go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning proved to be the difference as Jackson State defeated Florida A&M 7-6 Friday evening from Braddy Field.

JSU improved to 7-5 and FAMU falls to 4-7 on the year.

The Tigers jumped on the Rattlers early and led 5-1 after six complete innings.

FAMU rallied and managed to take a 6-5 lead in the top half of the seventh.

Prior to Williams go-ahead RBI, Chandler Dillard reached base on a bunt single, stole second base and advanced to third base on an error.

Dillard, batting third in the lineup, finished 4-for-4 with an RBI, while Equon Smith batted 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Marcus AtterberryCJ Newsome and Wesley Reyes each collected hits.

Anthony Becerra started and was credited with the no decision. The senior tossed 6.0 innings and scattered three hits, allowed four runs and four walks and fanned nine batters.

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