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OF Wesley named All-SWAC

Southern freshman outfielder Sydney Wesley was named to the All-Southwestern Athletic Conference softball team Tuesday.

Wesley, who’s from Fishers, Ind., batted .a team-high .373 with 12 stolen bases. She batted .491 and had nine of her stolen bases in conference games.

The Jaguars begin play in the SWAC tournament against Mississippi Valley State at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Decatur, Ala.

Grambling in SWAC tourney after beating Southern

Grambling clinched a spot in the Southwestern Athletic Conference baseball tournament when it defeated Southern 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Lee-Hines Field.

The Tigers (12-26 and 10-12 in the SWAC) can do no worse than tie the Jaguars (7-23, 3-14) for fourth and they have clinched the head-to-head series by winning the first four games with two remaining.

Southern is still mathematically alive for the SWAC tournament because it can catch Prairie View (8-9), which it visits next weekend. The Panthers hosted Texas Southern in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

Grambling broke a 3-3 tie with three runs in the eighth against reliever Conner Baumgardner. Roger Diaz and Johnathon Tineo had RBI-singles and Edwin Drexler drove in the third run with a fielder’s-choice grounder.

Southern’s Jose De La Torre’s broke a scoreless tie with a two-run single in the third.

The Tigers scored an unearned run against Jaguars starter Santos Saldivar in the sixth before B.J. Rowry’s homer in the bottom half made it 3-1.

Grambling tied the score with two runs in the seventh.

The second game of the doubleheader was scheduled to start at approximately 3:15 p.m. For in-game updates, follow @EastAdvocate on Twitter.

 

 

Baseball team hosts Nicholls State

Southern will play its final mid-week home game of the baseball season when it meets Nicholls State at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lee-Hines Field.

The Jaguars (7-21) beat the Colonels (21-20) 5-2 on April 1 in Thibodaux.

For in-game updates, follow @EastAdvocate on Twitter.

Here are the starting lineups:

Nicholls State (21-20)

1. 2B Philip Lyons (.277 0 HR 16 RBI)

2. SS Leo Vargas (.286 1 14)

3. RF Keith Cormier (.299 2 31)

4. DH Seth Stevens (.179 0 1)

5. LF Charles Morton (.178 0 16)

6. 3B Tyler Duplantis (.232 0 22)

7. 1B David Zorn (.265 0 19)

8. C Christian Correa (.188 0 13)

9. CF Justin Holt (.196 0 6)

RH Ryan Deemes (1-2, 4.02 ERA)

Southern (7-21)

1. SS Phillip Williams (.235 0 4)

2. CF Tyler Kirksey (.275 1 6)

3. DH Jose De La Torre (.357 3 14)

4. RF D.J. Wallace (.330 8 26)

5. 1B B.J. Rowry (.333 1 15)

6. 3B Harley Wiltz (.148 0 2)

7. LF Gavin Webster (.224 1 4)

8. 2B Marcus Tomlin (.143 0 10)

9. C Sam May (.235 0 2)

RH Ryan Flynn (0-3, 6.62)

 

 

SWAC honors Southern’s Devin Jenkins

Southern sprinter Devin Jenkins was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference men’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday.

Jenkins, a sophomore from Kapolei, Hawaii, ran the 200 meters in 20.32 seconds to finish second among 14 runners at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet last weekend.

It has been a successful year for Jenkins, who had the fastest 100-meter time in the NCAA after running a 10.21 first place finish at the Texas Southern relays last month.

During the indoor season, Jenkins set a SWAC record in the 60 meters with a time of 6.66.

Alabama State’s Tatiana Etienne was named women’s SWAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week.

 

 

Men’s basketball banquet Thursday

The Southern Hardwood Club’s men’s basketball banquet will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium.

Tickets cost $75 and tables are available for $600. The 2013-14 Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season champions will be honored and members of the 2012-13 team will receive their rings for winning the SWAC tournament championship.

For information call James Campbell at 225-603-5417 or Duane Jordan at 225-572-5552.

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball team plays two against TSU

Southern and Texas Southern conclude their Southwestern Athletic Conference series with a doubleheader at noon Saturday at Lee-Hines Field.

Texas Southern won the series opener 2-1 in 13 innings Friday night.

For in-game updates follow @EastAdvocate on Twitter.

Here are the starting lineups:

Texas Southern (17-22, 10-4)

1. 3B Jag Gordaya (.203 1 HR 6 RBI)

2. 2B Chris DeLeon (.246 1 11

3. 1B Jerry Ford II .329 0 12

4. Zach Welz (.282 1 22)

5. C Andrew Garza (.215 2 11)

6. DH Conor Dishman (.221 0 6)

7. SS Robert Garza (.198 2 11)

8. RF Leslie Parker (.103 0 1)

9. 1B Chris Lopez (.140 0 3)

SP — RH Michael Starkey (3-3, 2.44 ERA)

Southern (6-20, 2-12)

1. SS Bud Morton (.286 0 6)

2. 3B Harley Wiltz (.132 0 2)

3. C Jose De La Torre (.359 3 13)

4. RF D.J. Wallace (.339 8 24)

5. 1B B.J. Rowry (.340 1 13)

6. DH Elliot Jones (.308 0 0)

7. CF Tyler Kirksey (.279 1 5)

8. 2B Robinson Mateo (.266 0 8)

9. LF Gavin Webster (.217 0 3)

SP — LH John Thigpen (1-2, 6.12)

 

 

Baseball team hosts Texas Southern

Southern will play its first home baseball game in nearly three weeks when it meets Texas Southern in the opener of a three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference series at 6 p.m. Friday at Lee-Hines Field.

The Jaguars are 6-19 and 2-11 in the SWAC. The Tigers are 16-22 and 9-4. Southern beat Texas Southern 9-5 on March 16 in Houston after the first two games of the series were rained out. Those games are scheduled to be made up in a doubleheader May 8.

The last game the Jaguars played at Lee-Hines Field was a 7-2 loss to Prairie View A&M on March 30.

This series will conclude with a doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday. Friday’s game will be broadcast live on WNXX-FM (97.7).

For in-game updates follow @EastAdvocate on Twitter.

Here are the starting lineups:

Texas Southern (16-22 and 9-4)

1. LF Jerry Ford III (.346 0 HR 12 RBI)

2. 2B Christopher De Leon (.245 1 11)

3. 3B Jag Gordaya (.200 1 6)

4. CF Zach Welz (.270 1 21)

5. C Andrew Garza (.219 2 10)

6. SS Robert Garza (.208 2 11)

7. 1B Tyler Edwards (.149 0 5)

8. DH Conor Dishman (.230 0 6)

9. RF Samuel Terry (.247 2 9)

SP – LH Darius McClelland (2-3, 1.38)

Southern (6-19 and 2-11)

1. SS Bud Morton (.294 0 6)

2. 3B Harley Wiltz (.106 0 1)

3. DH Jose De La Torre (.378 3 13)

4. RF D.J. Wallace (.350 8 24)

5. 1B B.J. Rowry (.360 1 13)

6. 2B Robinson Mateo (.280 0 8)

7. LF Gavin Webster (.218 0 3)

8. CF Tyler Kirksey (.298 1 5)

9. C Sam May (.154 0 2)

SP – RH Santos Saldivar (3-0, 2.66)