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Advocate file photo by APRIL BUFFINGTON -- Southern infielder Marcus Tomlin forces out McNeese State's Hans Ask at first base during a game at Lee-Hines Field last season.

The Southern baseball team hopes to play McNeese State at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lee-Hines Field.

The game was postponed from Tuesday because of heavy rain, and there was still a significant amount of water in the outfield late Tuesday — but a break in the weather Wednesday could be sufficient for the game to happen and give the Jaguars what they need.

Southern (13-21) has played 10 fewer games than the Cowboys (24-20) and the average for most teams at this point in the season.

Southern has six games left before the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament next month and hopes to play a few exhibitions before then as makeup work.

The Jaguars have lost their last three games, including a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Texas Southern in a rain-shortened weekend series in Houston. The Tigers won the first game 4-2 and the second game 5-3.

“We could pitch a little better,” Southern coach Roger Cador said, “but we really need to hit better and play better defense.”

The Jaguars made two errors in both of the games and had just three hits in the first game. They had eight hits in the second game, but fell behind 2-0 in the first inning and never caught up.

“We had some bad at-bats,” Cador said. “We reverted to some old habits.”

Southern plans to start right-hander Harold Myles (0-3, 7.92) and use a series of relievers behind him. Myles started a 5-4 win at McNeese on March 31, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing five hits and two runs, one earned. He walked two and struck out four.

J’Markus George relieved Myles and got the win after holding the Cowboys to four hits and two runs in 4.1 innings. Rafael Diaz pitched 1.1 scoreless innings for a save.

McNeese, which will start right-hander Trent Fontenot (3-3, 3.49), leads the series 16-11-1.

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