Softball Recap: April 29
Southern 1, Grambling State 0 (F/8)
GRAMBLING, La. - All it took was a pair of doubles in the eighth inning as the Grambling State University softball team dropped a heartbreaker to rival Southern, 1-0, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) game on Sunday afternoon at the GSU Softball Complex.
Gambling State (11-27 overall and 1-15 SWAC) nearly broke the scoreless tie in the opening inning, as Mercedes Williams singled with one out and advanced to second on a Morgan Adams base hit. With two outs, Tia Coleman singled up the middle, but Williams was called out at home trying to score.
Southern (16-21, 8-9) broke free in the top of the eighth when Kiara Suttles doubled to open the frame and advanced to third on a passed ball. With one double, Jamari Greer doubled to the wall in left to plate Suttles from third to give the Jaguars a 1-0 advantage.
The Lady Tigers went down in order in the bottom of the frame to give Southern the slim, 1-0, victory.
Caitlin McDowell (7-13) pitched all eight innings to take the loss in her final collegiate home game. She surrendered one run on five hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.
Aubrion James (10-10) picked up the win in eight innings of work. She scattered four hits, walked three and struck out two.