Jaguars Stay Alive, Eliminate Rival Grambling
BATON ROUGE, La. - Southern ace Jose DeLeon threw a 6-hit shutout and the Jaguars advanced in the first elimination game of the 2012 SWAC Baseball Tournament on Thursday. The Jags defeated their rival, Grambling, 8-0.
Grambling proved its own worst enemy committing seven errors and giving up six unearned runs. Matt Mitchell took the loss for the Tigers, but only one of the seven runs he submitted in 7.0 innings was an earned run by the Jaguars.
Jeremy Lopez led the Southern offense with a pair of RBI after going 1 for 3 at the plate. DJ Wallace was 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.
SWAC Hitter of the Year, Thomas Brown III, was the only Grambling player to collect more than one hit going 2 for 4.
Southern advances to play the loser of Thursday's afternoon's winner's bracket game between Mississippi Valley State and Alcorn State. That game is scheduled for Friday at 9:00 a.m.