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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)



Kendra Coleman named second team all-Louisiana

Southern guard Kendra Coleman was named to the All-Louisiana second team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association on Monday.

Coleman, a junior from Donaldsonville, led the Jaguars with an average of 17.4 points per game and also averaged 3.4 rebounds. She helped lead Southern to the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season championship.

Jaguars coach Sandy Pugh received one vote in the Coach of the Year balloting by the state’s media representatives and university media relations directors.




Aggies fire assistant, eye Roman Banks

Southern men’s basketball coach Roman Banks is a candidate to become the top assistant to Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy.

Banks told the Advocate on Friday night that he had spoken with Kennedy and expected to meet with him, perhaps before the weekend is over.

On Saturday, the position officially opened up as Kennedy told the Houston Chronicle that he had dismissed his top assistant, New Orleans native Glynn Cyprian.

Here’s a link to the story about Cyprian’s departure:


Southern-Loyola game rained out

Southern’s baseball game against Loyola at Lee-Hines Field was rained out Tuesday. No makeup date was set.

The Jaguars (5-16) and the Wolfpack (21-21) are scheduled to meet next Tuesday at Barrow Stadium in New Orleans.

Southern will return to action when it visits Arkansas-Pine Bluff for a three-game weekend series.


Baseball team gains ground

The Southern baseball team didn’t play over the weekend, but it still moved closer to qualifying for the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.

Everyone except the last-place teams in each division qualifies for the SWAC tourney next month. The Jaguars are 1-9 and last in the West division, but Grambling lost two out of three to Texas Southern over the weekend, moving Southern a half-game closer to fourth, 2½ games behind the Tigers (6-9) and even in the loss column.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which hosts Southern this weekend, continues to lead the West with a 10-4 record, followed by Texas Southern (9-4) and Prairie View A&M (7-7).

Alabama State (14-1) leads the East, followed by Alabama A&M (10-5), Jackson State (6-6), Alcorn State (5-9) and Mississippi Valley State (1-11).

Here’s the mid-week schedule for the SWAC teams:


Loyola at Southern

Grambling at JacksonState

Prairie View A&M at Texas A&M

Wiley (Texas) College at Texas Southern

Lyon at Arkansas-Pine Bluff

LSU-Shreveport at AlcornState

Samford at AlabamaState

North Alabama at Alabama A&M


Wiley at Texas Southern

Alabama A&M at Troy



Miller, Godfrey receive national honor

Southern forwards Malcolm Miller and Calvin Godfrey have been named second-team All-Americans by Boxtorow.

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The Southwestern Athletic Conference had one player on the first team in Aaric Murray of Texas Southern. Jamel Waters of Alabama State joined Miller and Godfrey on the second team and LeAntwan Luckett of Alcorn State, Antwan Scott of Grambling and Brandon West of Jackson State made the third team.