The Jaguars softball team traveled to Arkansas for a weekend series vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff as the Jags looked to break out of a two-game losing streak at the hands of Grambling and Nicholls.
Going into game 1 of the series, the Jaguars pitching made sure that the game stayed closed through the first four innings. Although the Jags held as much as a 5-3 lead over the Golden Lions midway through Friday’s game, three-late runs by UAPB led to Southern falling down 0-1 in the weekend series.
Despite the Jags dropping the game, Aubrion James tallied 2 RBIs on the day, although she only had one run at three at bats.
Game 2 of the weekend series saw much of the same for Southern as the Jags struggled to produce runs on the afternoon. Both teams remained scoreless going into the 5th inning of play, where UAPB would score their first run of the afternoon to take a 1-0 lead over Southern.
UAPB would go on to score two more runs as Southern’s batters were only able to muster a single hit and run during game 2 of the series.
The Jags lone run of the day came at the hands of senior outfielder, Shauna Knighten after Aubrion James stole second base late in 7th inning of play.
The Jags dropped the second game of the series with a score of 3-1 as their pitching failed to keep pace with the Golden Lions’ late-game scoring.
Game 3 of the weekend series was postponed, but due to dropping the first two games of the series, the Jaguars fell to UAPB with a series record of 2-0.
Southern will travel to Prairie View for their final road trip of the regular season before they return home on April 23 to take on Southwestern Louisiana in what will be their first of two home matches before the SWAC Tournament.