Jackson State Baseball Takes Series Versus A&M

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The Alabama A&M baseball team broke their 17 game losing streak with an 11-10 ninth inning victory over Jackson State but fell in their fourth conference series of the year with a 14-0 loss in the final game of their series with JSU.

The second game had to be completed on Sunday morning due to inclement weather in the Huntsville area Saturday afternoon.

The game began in the fifth inning with the Bulldogs up 9-7.  Jackson State then scored three runs over the remaining four innings to pull ahead 10-9.

After a Dylan Johnson grounded out, Deon Hall singled to the shortstop.  Walton Ashwander then struck out recording the second out in the bottom of the ninth. James Brown then singled to shortstop advancing Hall to second base.  Pinch hitter Norbert Riggins then connected to center field scoring Hall and advancing Brown to third base.  Next up Juan Lopez singled to center field scoring Brown and ending the game giving A&M their first Southwestern Athletic Conference win.

“It was a great win for the team,” said head coach Michael Tompkins.

Relief pitcher Ryan Bowling earned his first victory of the year in five innings of work.

Unfortunately the last game of the three contest series went all Tigers way as they scored 14 runs over eight innings while holding the Bulldogs to six hits.

The loss drops A&M to 6-23 overall and 1-10 in league play.

The Maroon & White will welcome Samford University to a mid-week 3 p.m. contest at Bulldog field on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Courtesy Alabama A&M Media Relations

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