Southern earns spot in SWAC baseball title game – Crescent City Sports


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southern Jaguars sealed their chance to compete for the 2022 SWAC Baseball Tournament title with a 10-2 win over the Florida A&M Rattlers on Saturday.

The Jaguars earned their third straight appearance in the SWAC Tournament Championship game.

“We came out, got a couple runs early and the pitcher settled in to give us a good start,” SU head coach Chris Crenshaw said. “It all started with Tremaine Spears’ home run to center field.”

Southern’s Christian Davis took the win for the Jaguars by pitching seven innings allowing no earned runs.

How did it happen

B3 | Jaylen Armstrong scored from the right side of the field. Armstrong went second on a failed takedown attempt. Taj Porter has been walked. Tremaine Spears homered to center field to bring Armstrong and Porter home (3-0, SU)

B2 | JJ Rollon managed to swing but reached first base on a passed ball. Rollo flew second. Rollon advanced into a goalscoring position from a wild throw. Armstrong tripled to center field and Rollon scored (4-0, SU)

B5 | Spears was hit by the pitch. Hunter Tabb doubled to center left and Spears ran home (5-0, SU)

T7 | Will Brown reached first on a field error. Jared Weber was walked and Brown qualified for second place. Jalen Niles scored from the right side downfield and Weber scored (5-2, SU)

B7 | Dorris chose the third base line with a bunt. O’Neill Burgos scored a single at third base as Dorris advanced to second. Porter was hit by the throw and reached first. Burgos moved up to second and Dorris moved into goalscoring position. Spears hit a SAC Fly to bring Dorris home. Tabb doubled down center right to bring Porter and Burgos home. Caleb Tart picked left field and Tabb ran home to score (9-2, SU)

B8 | Porter was walked around. Spears tripled to left center and Porter scored.

Southern (W1) will face Alabama State (E1) for the 2022 SWAC Baseball Tournament title. Championship day is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. at Regions Field and the contest will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

About SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the nation’s premier HBCU conferences and currently ranks among the nation’s elite in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.

Current championship competition offered by the league includes men’s competition in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and tennis.

Women’s competition is offered in the sports of basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

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