JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson State responded to Southeastern Louisiana’s five-run, seventh-inning rally with four runs of its own Tuesday, defeating the Lions 12-6.
Southeastern (27-14) committed four errors, surrendering six unearned runs, en route to having its five-game winning streak snapped by the Tigers (25-19).
The Lions scored a run in third without a hit. JSU starter Aneko Knowles hit Kyle Cedotal with a pitch to lead off the inning. Cedotal moved up to second base when the shortstop knocked the ball down, but was unable to make a play, on Jacob Williams’ grounder up the middle. Jacob Seward laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Knowles threw wildly to first and Cedotal scored from second.
Knowles (3-0) kept Southeastern in check despite control issues. The right-hander did not allow a hit in six innings, but he walked five and hit another four while earning the win.
Falling behind 7-1 after five innings, the Lions encountered a 15-plus minute delay heading to the bottom of the sixth. An off-campus fire caused a power surge that temporarily knocked out power in the athletic complex. Play resumed once the lights returned to full power.
Southeastern then rallied for five runs in its next turn at bat. JSU responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning, tacking on a final run in the eighth.
Southeastern travels to Huntsville, Texas, this weekend for a three-game series with Sam Houston State.
BOSSIER PARISH CC 3-2, LSU-EUNICE 2-12: LSU-Eunice split its midweek doubleheader with visiting Bossier Parish Community College.
The Bengals (33-11) scored two runs in the fifth inning of the first game before Bossier Parish (18-30) scored three runs in the sixth to come away with the win.
Stefan Trosclair and Derek Herrington each collected two hits, with Trosclair notching a pair of triples and driving in both runs. Bengals reliever Jevin Huval (4-2) was saddled with the loss after allowing the go-ahead run to score after coming on in relief in the sixth. Huval finished with 1.1 innings pitched, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two.
In the second game, five Bengals finished with multiple hits: Ray Veit collected three hits and two RBIs, while Brennan Bozeman (RBI), Trosclair (solo home run), Mason Nickens (three RBIs) and Jordan Romero (RBI, double) each finished with two hits.
Ryan Domingue (3-0) earned the win out of the bullpen, allowing two hits over 1.2 innings.
The Bengals got on the board in the first on a pair of RBI sacrifice flies, from Trosclair and Romero, before adding to the lead in the third on Trosclair’s solo homer and Sam Walley’s run-scoring double.
LSU-Eunice and Tyler Junior College will square off in a three-game series in Eunice with Friday and Saturday games slated for 6 p.m. starts and a 1 p.m. Sunday contest.
DELGADO 4-9, FAULKNER STATE 3-7: In Kirsch-Rooney Stadium, Delgado improved to 35-9 by sweeping a pair of games on faculty/staff appreciation day.
In the first game, Jordan Caillouet’s RBI single in the eighth scored pinch runners Frankie Watts and Korsel Schouest for the tying and winning runs.
Delgado racked up five runs in the first inning of the second game, then held on after Faulkner State (29-15) scored three in the fifth and four in the sixth.