The defending champion Texas Southern Tigers shutout Univ. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-0 in Game 7 of the 2009 SWAC Baseball Tournament.
Texas Southern (24-27) advances to face the Alcorn State-Univ.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff winner Friday at 3 p.m. UAPB (21-24) plays Alcorn State Friday at 9 a.m. in an elimination game.
The Tigers scored in the fourth on an RBI single by David Arrendondo. Brandon Mikell’s RBI double in the seventh gave TSU a 2-0 lead. Charles Derkowski’s three-run homer in the eighth inning broke the game open.
Ehren Moreno scattered nine hits but did not allow a run as Texas Southern has posted back-to-back shutouts and has won six consecutive SWAC Tournament games dating back to 2008.