txsouth.gifDefending champion Texas Southern continued its winning ways in Conference Tournament action, defeating Mississippi Valley State 4-0 in Game 3 of the 2009 SWAC Baseball Tournament.

It was the first shutout in SWAC Tournament Play since 2007 when Prairie View A&M shutout Mississippi Valley State 10-0.

The Tigers (23-27) will play Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Thursday at 3 p.m.

TSU plated two in the top of the first inning, with both RBIs coming on a pair of groundouts. Texas Southern added to its lead in the fifth innings on RBI singles by Earnest Rhone and Charles Derkowski.

David Arrendondo (5-5), the SWAC Player of the Year, threw a four-hit shutout, walking one and striking out seven. He pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the third inning

Mississippi Valley State (20-28), the 2009 Eastern Division Champion, will play division rival Alcorn State at 9 a.m. Thursday in an elimination game.


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