BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars finally broke through with a four-run eighth inning to win their first game of the season, taking the second game of Saturday's doubleheader 9-5 over Prairie View. Southern
(1-5, 1-2) lost Saturday's first game to the Panthers 9-2 as Anthony Fernandez drove in four runs with a double and a sacrifice fly and Jordan Stewart pitched a complete game to pick up the victory, scattering nine hits over nine innings
Prairie View (4-7, 2-1) couldn't earn a sweep though, as DJ Wallace ripped a bases-loaded double to highlight a four-run rally in the sixth inning and break a 1-1 tie for the Jaguars. However, the Panthers wiped out the 5-1 Southern lead in the seventh with a four-run rally of their own highlighted by Connor Wrye's three-run homer.
However, the Jaguars scored four more runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on just one hit to earn the victory. Reliever Michael Dewey took the loss, allowing three runs without giving up a hit, as Southern scored on a bases-loaded walk, bases-loaded hit batsman, wild pitch and sacrifice fly.
Justin Freeman pitched six strong innings for Southern in the victory, allowing just four hits and a run. Rafael Diaz pitched two scoreless innings to save the game for winner Daniel Franklin, striking out four Panthers and allowing just one hit.