Southern’s lineup came alive at the plate for the second straight game and sophomore right-hander Markaylon Boyd had a solid outing on the mound as the Jaguars won their first game in Baton Rouge this season, dropping Alcorn State 6-1 at Pete Goldsby Field.
Boyd lasted six innings, allowing one run on five hits and no walks in an efficient, 78-pitch effort.
He gave way to three freshman relievers — Myles Blocker, Austin Haensel and Brandon Sykes — all of whom held Alcorn (4-5) hitless over the final three innings.
The Braves’ only run came on a third-inning solo homer to No. 9 hitter Brendly Martina.
As for the Jaguars (3-6), eight of their nine hitters reached base, and Southern collected 13 hits in all.
Tyler LaPorte was 2 for 4 with a pair of runs and an RBI, one of five SU batters with two hits apiece. Frankie Montesino, Michael Wright and Javeyan Williams all drove in runs.
The teams played at Pete Goldsby Field because Southern’s home ballpark, Lee-Hines Field, is undergoing scheduled maintenance to the infield.
Lee-Hines Field will be available when the Jaguars begin a three-game series March 9 against Texas Southern.
The Jaguars begin Western Division play Friday when they start a three-game series at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.