Baseball Recap: May 14
Southern 8, Texas Southern 6
HOUSTON, Texas - Southern clinched the final spot the 2017 SWAC baseball tournament with its 8-6 win over Texas Southern on Sunday.
Texas Southern would take the early lead, scoring two runs in the second, to take a 2-0 lead. The Jaguars would erupt for six runs in the third. Robinson Mateo would hit a three-run homer to contribute half of the Jaguars' six runs.
Texas Southern would get one run in the fourth to make the score 6-3. Trailing 8-3 entering the bottom of the eigth, the Tigers tried to rally late. Olajide Oloruntimilehin hit a two-run homer to make the score 8-5 entering the ninth.
The Tiger's would not be able to complete the rally in the final frame. TXSO would score just one run in the inning, to come up two runs short.
Mateo would drive in three runs for the Jaguars in the win, while going two-for-three from the plate and scoring three runs.
Oloruntimilehin would go two-for-three, score two runs and drive in two to pace the Tigers in the loss.