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SU struggles in 11-5 road loss at Jackson State

Marcus Hodge (Source: Herman Shelton/Southern Sports Information Assistant) Marcus Hodge (Source: Herman Shelton/Southern Sports Information Assistant)

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JACKSON, MS - Southern University's pitching staff allowed 11 runs on 13 hits as Jackson State cruised to an 11-5 win Tuesday night at Braddy Field.

Freshman pitcher Tyler Robinson, who pitched a 7-inning gem against top-ranked LSU last Tuesday, struggled early on and lasted one inning as the Tigers darted out to a 4-1 lead after the first.

The Jaguars, which lost their fifth straight game since a 4-2 home loss to LSU, paraded seven more pitchers after Robinson in a conference game which spiraled out of control by the fourth inning.

After Jamun Banks pitched two scoreless innings in the second and the third, Harold Myles entered in the fourth and allowed five earned runs on three hits. Myles also hit two batters, walked another and had a wild pitch as the Tigers' lead ballooned to 9-2.

Third baseman Marcus Hodge finished 2-3 at the plate while catcher Jose DelaTorre and second baseman Marcus Tomlin each homered for the Jaguars. Outfielders Theo Smith and Tyler Kirksey doubled as Southern went 9-34 at the plate.

Southern returns to league play Saturday when the Jaguars host Grambling State in a three-game weekend series starting with noon doubleheader at Lee-Hines Field. Sunday series finale is set for a 1 p.m. first pitch.

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