This past weekend, the Southern University Jaguars softball team traveled to Huntsville, AL to face off against Alabama A&M University in a three-game series. This three-game series would be a split series as both teams won games and were determined to have success to add on to their overall for the season.
On Friday, going into game one of the series, the Jaguars and Bulldogs started off a little slow. The Jaguars scored one run at the top of the first inning as a result of an RBI made by Redshirt Junior Mariyah Sandoval causing Lauren Parks to score their only point of the inning. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, obtained none at the bottom of the first inning.
As game one continued, the Bulldogs were able to come back in the second inning and score three runs. This gave them the lead on top of Jags, as they were able to put an abrupt stop in Jags scoring again until the fifth inning where they scored their final and most runs of the game which was 4. Bulldogs would score their winning points in the bottom of the fifth and sixth inning, granting them the win for game one with a close score of 5-6 with Jags falling short by 1.
RBI’s played a big part of game 1 as most of the points from both teams came from those.
On Saturday, in game one of the two that day, Southern came with demolishing energy as they swept Alabama A&M away in a 20-0 game.
The Jags jumped ahead in the very first inning alone managing to score seven runs. At the top of the first inning within the very first few plays, the Jags showed a side of their offense that hadn’t been shown yet during the season.
Jags were able to keep their run streak in innings two and three where they scored six and seven runs in each inning respectively.
Although there were a few points gained by some errors, the Lady Jags still were able to come out with the victory while not letting the Bulldogs put any points on the board in game one of Saturday.
In the second game of the day, the Jags dropped to the Bulldogs with a score of 5-3 as they failed to out hit Alabama.
Southern University softball ended their weekend series against Alabama A&M University with a record of 1-2.
The Jags were scheduled to play against Jackson State next, but due to being postponed, the Jags will not be playing again until March 26th, when Alabama State University travels to Baton Rouge to start their 3 game weekend series.