BILOXI, Miss. — Jackson State took advantage of a mental error by Southern to score four runs as it defeated the Jaguars 4-0 in a rain-shortened five-inning game.
A home game for the Tigers but not an official Southwestern Athletic Conference contest, the game was played at MGM Park.
Left-hander Jarrod Jarreau threw all five innings for Southern (1-6).
“He had one bad inning where he walked a couple of guys,” Southern coach Roger Cador said. “We could have gotten out of the inning but our guy let a pop up drop right in front of him. Then they hit a two-run double.”
Rain stalled play after five innings. Neither team wanted to wait out a long weather delay to complete the game.
“We could have waited to start play again but the game didn’t mean anything,” Cador said. “We wanted to get the kids home so they could sleep and go to class.”
Cador also noted that Southern’s SWAC-opening series — originally scheduled to be played at Grambling this weekend — has moved. Grambling’s home field won’t be ready for play, and the series will be at Southern’s Lee-Hines Field.
Game times are 6 p.m Friday, noon Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday.