Bats stay hot as Jags dominate Prairie View A&M 24-3

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Published: May. 22, 2021 at 7:42 AM CDT
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MADISON, Ala. (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars continued to stay hot at the plate on Friday, May 21 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament in Madison, Alabama.

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After scoring 10 runs on 12 hits in the first game on Friday to beat Alcorn State 10-5 Southern collected 21 hits and scored 24 runs as they beat the Panthers 24-3 in the night cap.

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All nine Jaguars collected at least one hit in the victory and six of them had a RBI. AJ Walter led the way as he was 5-for-6 at the plate including two doubles and four RBI.

Prairie View A&M did strike first in the bottom of the first inning as Brayden Johnson hit a two-run single to put the Panthers up 2-0.

The Jaguars quickly answered in the top of the second inning as Tremaine Spears launched a two-run home run to center field to tie the game at 2-2. The Jaguars weren’t done yet as Isaiah Adams hit the second two-run home run of the inning to take a 4-2 lead.

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The offense continued to roll in the top of the third inning as Spears added two more RBI to his total with a two-run single to left field to extend the Jaguars lead to 6-2.

Zavier Moore added another run for Southern on a RBI single of his own to make it 7-2. Walter would add the fourth run of the third inning with a RBI double to right field to make it 8-2.

In the top of the fourth inning the Jags bats scored six more runs to extend their lead to 14-2. Colton Frank got things going with a RBI single to make it 9-2. Moore then added his second RBI of the night with a RBI single to center to make it 10-2.

Walter add another RBI to his total with a single back to the pitcher to make it 11-2, and then Adams collected RBI No. 3 with a double to left center to make it 12-2. Jovante Dorris capped off the inning with a two-run single to right center make it 14-2.

For the fifth straight inning the Jaguars put up another crooked number, this time a three spot. Taj Porter started things off with a single to left center that would allow O’Neill Burgos to advance to third and would score on an error to give the Jags a 15-2 advantage.

Walter, with his third RBI of the game this time a double down to left field to extend the lead to 16-2. Adams would add RBI No. 4 to his total with a single to first base to make it 16-2. Frank was walked in the fifth to bring in another run to make it 17-2.

In the sixth inning Southern put up five runs. Spears walked to bring in a run to get things started to make it 18-2 in the Jags favor. Frank drew the second walk of the inning to bring in another run to make it 19-2 and then Porter scored on a wild pitch to make it 20-2.

Moore then would hit a RBI single to center to give Southern a 21-2 lead, Walter would add another run on a RBI single to make it 22-2. The Panthers would get their third run in the bottom of the sixth to make it 22-3.

The Jags added two more runs in the top of the seventh inning both on walks as Frank and Moore drew the RBIs to extend the lead to 24-2.

Southern will once again face Prairie View A&M for the third time in the SWAC Tournament, this time for a spot in the championship game. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

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