The Braves entered the game as the number one team in the East division of the SWAC while Southern was the best in the West. ASU came in at 13-4 in the East and the Jags were 13-5 in the West division. ASU is now 16-20 overall while Southern dropped to 21-14.
Harrison Gary pitched six strong innings to pick up his first win of the season, scattering four hits and yielding only two runs, one being earned.
Brave relievers Joseph Camp and Chris Garza blanked the Jaguars over the last three innings, not allowing them a single hit.
Joseph Rochelle saw his record dip to 1-1, Gary is 1-0, as the first inning spelled his downfall. He allowed only one more run after
the first inning.
The Gonzalez double that led to two of the four runs scored
in the first was sandwiched around a run scoring single by Angel Rosa and a bases loaded walk by Kenny Rowan.
Southern scored its only runs in the top of the sixth when
Wilmy Marrero slammed a two-run homer, scoring Frazier Hall,
who had reached on an error. Aided by two double plays the Brave defense shut the Jags out for the last three innings.
Rosa singled in Al Jackson for ASU’s fifth run in the sixth
and Jackson drove in Antolin Morales with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh for insurance.
The Braves will host East opponent Alabama A&M Saturday
In a 12 noon doubleheader as they go for their fifth win in a row.