South Alabama Sports – Weekend Preview

May 2, 2014 · By · Filed Under Baseball, NCAA, Softball, Sun Belt Conference 

Softball

The 21st ranked Jaguar Softball team will conclude their season with a double-header on Saturday starting at 1pm at Jaguar Field.

The Jags will host Troy on Senior Day with Julie Moss and Hannah Campbell both being honored as the lone seniors on the team this season.

The Jags have locked up the 2nd seed in the Sun Belt Conference championships that get underway on May 7 in Lafayette, Louisiana. ULL locked up the top seed for the Championship as well as they are set to host the Tournament.

Come out and show your support to the seniors and the rest of the team as they finish the season strong heading into postseason play!

Baseball

The Jaguar baseball team will be in Atlanta for a three-game Sun Belt Conference series against Georgia State.

They will get started at 5pm Central tonight with left-hander Locke St. John (5-1) taking the mound for the Jaguars to face off against fellow lefty Kenny Anderson (4-3).

Game two on Saturday will start at 1pm with right-hander Kevin Hill (3-5) taking the mound against fellow righty Nathan Bates (1-2).

The finale on Sunday will start at noon with Hunter Soleymani (0-2) going against Aidan McLaughlin (1-1).

The Jags enter the weekend with a 20-24 overall record and 9-11 record in conference play. They also enter the game having won three of their last four games after winning two of three from Louisiana-Monroe and a mid-week run-fest against Alabama State on the road.

The Jags currently sit in sixth place in the conference one-and-a-half games behind a tie for fourth place between Western Kentucky and UT-Arlington who both have 11-10 records. Louisiana-Lafayette leads the conference with an 18-3 record and a 41-6 record overall. They are currently ranked 3rd in the nation behind top ranked Virginia and second ranked Oregon State in the in the last poll put out on Monday, April 28. Other teams of note are LSU at 5, Florida State at 6, South Carolina at 7, University of Alabama at 20, and Mississippi State at 23.

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