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Southern wins series over Prairie View A&M with mercy-rule win

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Southern Jaguars run-ruled Prairie View A&M, 16-5, to clinch the series win Saturday. 

The Jags first got on the board in the bottom of the first when a miscommunication at home plate gave freshman Anthony Valdes a chance to score.

Things started to unravel for the Panthers in the second inning as junior Charles Philpott had a rough time on the mound, walking in a run. 

Philpott walked in three straight runs before leaving the mound. Senior Edward Robledo came in as relief, but freshman Jacob Juge ripped a shot to centerfield for a triple that cleared the bases.

Southern scored nine runs in the second inning and went on to win with SWAC's mercy rule. 

The Jaguars can sweep the series with a win on Sunday, after entering the weekend with a nine-game losing streak.

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