Southern baseball run-rules Alcorn St. in 7 innings

Southern baseball run-rules Alcorn St. in 7 innings
Johnny Johnson receives a congratulatory fist bump from head coach Kerrick Jackson after hitting a triple against Alcorn St. on April 16, 2019. (Source: Josh Auzenne)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Southern run-ruled Alcorn State in a midweek non-SWAC contest Tuesday at Lee-Hines Field.

The Jags finished with 15 hits in the 11-1 win over the Braves.

Southern baseball run-rules Alcorn


Eli Finney started on the mound for Southern and earned the win. He allowed just one hit and no runs in three innings of work. He struck out four batters. He improved to 3-2 on the season.

Tyler LaPorte continued to be productive at the plate. He went 3-for-5 in the game, including two doubles.

The Jags did most of their work in the first inning, scoring four runs. After LaPorte hit a lead-off double down the right field line, Hunter David hit a shot to third base and LaPorte reached home. The third baseman’s throw to first was high, allowing David to advance to second.

Johnny Johnson ripped a triple down the right field line that sent David home for the 2-0 lead. Another throwing error by the third baseman allowed Malik Blaise to reach first and advance to second, while Johnson scored. Later, a sac fly by Bobby Johnson brought Blaise home to make it 4-0.

After a scoreless second inning, the Jags put up a pair of runs in the third inning. A single up the middle by Bobby Johnson plated Zavier Moore and Ashanti Wheatley to extend the lead to 6-0.

Southern put up one run in each of the next three innings and a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to get the run-rule win.

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