Jaguars Baseball Early Season Review

March 21, 2010 · By · Filed Under Baseball 

The Jags Baseball team started the season with with some big games against teams like Alabama, Tulane and Siena before they opened up their conference schedule.

They had chances against Alabama to win both games before the first one in Tuscaloosa got out of hand, but the next day in Mobile, they kept it much closer yet still fell in the end.

Their match-up against Mississippi State had to be rescheduled due to weather. The Jags then defeated Tulane at Stanky field and took two of three against Siena also at Stanky field.

These early season games put the Jags record at 8-5 as they started Sun Belt play. Their first opponent came on the road in Little Rock, Arkansas against UALR. The Jags swept the three game weekend series.

They then stepped back out of Sun Belt play to face Memphis in Tennessee where they split the two game series.

This weekend the Jags opened up their Sun Belt home schedule against Louisiana-Lafayette and have split the first two games with ULL winning on Friday night and the Jags winning last nights showdown. The final game of this weekends series will begin at 1pm today with the Jags hoping to run their record to 14-8 on the season.

The remainder of the Jags season will continue to have out of conference foes sprinkled between three game weekend series. They have some good schools on the list too such as Southern Miss, Auburn and Nicholls State.

But one of the big stories of the season so far happened during the UALR series when long time coach Steve Kittrell recorded his 1,000th win at South Alabama.

South Alabama is sitting in a good spot early in the Sun Belt season. They have a 4-1 record and seem to be growing more consistent. The major factor the rest of the season will be the pitching from the bullpen. If the starters can stay out of trouble early and go deep into the games, the Jags have a much better chance at the Sun Belt title this season.


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