/fls/27400/site_graphics/backgrounds/homepage_bg_HD.jpg
Alabama A&M
Alabama State
Alcorn State
Jackson State
Mississippi Valley State
Grambling
Prairie View
Southern
Texas Southern
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
It's On Us Banner
Home Depot-HBCU
Molten volleyball
SWAC Football Media Day '17
Toyota
stop
Article Image
Courtesy: Sidney Jackson / Alabama A&M

Southern Tags Out Defending Champion Braves

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 05/18/2012
Photo Album Print RSS

BATON ROUGE, La. - Southern eliminated the SWAC baseball defending tournament champion, Alcorn State, on Friday at the 2012 SWAC Baseball Tournament, 8-6.

The Jaguars scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to break open a tie game and advance in the loser's bracket. Southern will face Mississippi Valley State at 3:00 p.m. today as the final two teams in Bracket A. Southern will need to defeat the Delta Devils both this afternoon and Saturday to reach Sunday's final.

Southern staked itself to a 3-0 led in the 3rd and held that lead until the 5th when the Braves rallied.  Alcorn took the lead, 4-3, on Eduardo Gonzalez's 2-run homer to left field.

After the Jaguars retook the lead in the 7th with a pair of runs, Alcorn tied it in the top of the 8th before the Southern game-winning rally in the bottom of the inning.

Pedro Fargas faced only 2 Brave batters, but recorded both as outs and qualified for the victory. Saldivar Santon worked out of a bases loaded jam in the 9th to earn the save. Joseph Camp took the loss for Alcorn in a relief appearance.

STAY CONNECTED

advertisement
Which SWAC spring championship team was the Team of the Season?
Texas Southern baseball
Texas Southern softball
Grambling State men's track and field
Alabama State women's track and field
Texas Southern women's golf
Alabama State men's golf
Alabama State women's tennis
Alabama State men's tennis