Jags Baseball Falls At Jackson State 5-4

March 5, 2014 · By · Filed Under Baseball 

USABaseballSouth Alabama fell to Jackson State on the road last night 5-4. On the night, Jaguar pitchers issued 10 walks which proved to be the difference.

Starter Jared Gates allowed three unearned runs on two hits in five innings of work. He finished with four strikeouts and six walks. Matt Peacock, who took the loss, walked all three batters he faced in relief of Gates. Cameron Carleton threw three shutout innings while allowing four hits, a strikeout and a walk.

The Jags scored two runs in the first inning to give Gates early run support. Bud Collura got on base with a one-out walk before advancing to third on a single by Hayden Jones. He scored on an RBI grounout by Matt Mojciechowski to take a 1-0 lead. Erik Hindmon reached base on a fielding error by JSU’s third baseman which schoed Jones from second for a 2-0 lead.

The Tigers would tie the game up in the bottom of the fourth after an RBI double and a passed ball.

The Jags tied the game back up in the top of the fifth when Collura doubled and later scored on a two-out RBI single by Jones.

JSU answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. The bases were loaded by three consecutive walks before a sacrifice fly and an RBI groundout to shortstop scored the two deciding runs.

The Jags would only manage one more run the rest of the way. In the top of the eighth Hindmon would advance to third on a flyout to right field by Adam Ballew then would score when the relay throw to third sailed out of play.

The Jags will play again tonight against #12 Mississippi State in Starkville, MS. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30pm and will be broadcast on ESPN3 and WNSP.

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