Written by Thomas Scott
April 10, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA |
Last night, Southern University hosted the #8 LSU Tigers at Lee Hines Field. Prior to this game, LSU held a 53-2 series lead over Southern. For that reason, many people outside of Southern completely dismissed their chances of winning.
Luckily, times are changing for the Southern University baseball program. Second year head baseball coach, Kerrick Jackson, described it best
“I told our guys, ‘Let’s put ourselves in a position where we feel like these are game we suppose to win”
The Jaguars preparation paid dividends. They grabbed a four run lead in the first inning and never looked backed.
Southern University pitcher, Eli Finney, dominated the LSU Tigers. Finney pitched a no-hitter through six innings and ultimately held the Tigers to one run on one hit in seven total innings. The win was Southern’s first victory over LSU since 2005.
After the game, LSU coach Paul Mainieri was still searching for answers. Mainieri told The Advocate said, “Sometimes guys hit good and sometimes they don’t. I don’t know what else to say.”
With the win Southern improves to 18-15 on the year and they currently hold first place in the SWAC West Division.
The Jaguars will be back in action tonight at Lee-Hines field versus the University of New Orleans.