PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS — A day after Southern’s J’Markus George threw a complete game while striking out 14 in a 9-2 victory, Prairie View’s Edgar Sanchez turned the tables on the Jaguars in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.
Sanchez (2-1) struck out nine and gave up four hits in a complete-game 7-1 win over the Jaguars on Sunday at Tankersley Field.
Prairie View (5-8, 3-2) struck early, scoring all of its runs in the first five innings, capped by a two-run home run from Shannon Washington in the fifth.
“We didn’t pitch well early, and we didn’t field well,” Southern coach Roger Cador said. “Our at-bats were terrible. It makes it difficult when the couple of older players we have can’t get good at-bats.”
Harold Myles (0-4) took the loss for the Jaguars (3-10, 2-3), giving up five earned runs on six hits with no strikeouts in 2.1 innings.
“We had nothing working early on,” Cador said. “In order for Harold to have any measure of success, he has to stay down in the zone. He was up.”
Southern got its lone run in the eighth on Robinson Mateo’s RBI single.
The Jaguars stranded four runners.
“Their pitcher threw balls out of the zone, and we chased them,” Cador said of Sanchez. “Their pitcher was smart enough to get ahead and work off of the plate.”
Javeayan Williams was 2-for-3 to lead Southern, while D’Andre Williams went 1-for-2. Washington led Prairie View, going 3-for-3 with 5 RBIs and a run.