The Southern University Lady Jaguars took on the Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers Softball team. The two teams have been going at it consecutively for years in this storied SWAC rivalry. During this week’s matchup however, both teams had full intentions on securing the victory.
The weekend started to look up for the Lady Jags with a win on Saturday with a final score of 9-1. During the first inning, the Lady Jags took a 4-0 lead. This was a hard task for the Lady Panthers to overcome, but during the second inning, the Panthers were able to break through with a RBI single, giving them one point on the board. Unfortunately for them however, this was the only time the Panthers were able to score on the Jags.
With one victory from the day before on their backs, the Lady Jags were aiming to get another victory, but Prairie View had other plans as the tables were flipped. The final score for the first game that took place on Sunday was 2-15 in favor of the Panthers. Southern University’s L. Parks scores an RBI, putting Southern on the score board first. However, Prairie View came right behind and scored also.
Once that initial string of scores took place, it was hard for the Lady Jags to find their mojo again. It was not until the fourth inning that the Lady Jags were able to score again, bringing the score to 2-10. Unfortunately, this was the last time the team was able to score for this game.
By the time the third game of this series begun, both teams had a win under their belt. This game would ultimately become the tie breaker between the two teams. In the end, the Lady Panthers came out on top. The final score for the final game was 2-7. The game was tied 1-1 all the way up until the 6th inning where Prairie View eventually took the lead. After this score, the Lady Panthers had no remorse, scoring back-to-back on the Lady Jags. The score was 1-7 until M. Sandoval scored an RBI for the team. However, it was too little too late for the Jags to make a comeback.