MADISON, Ala.- The Southern Jaguars captured the 2021 SWAC Baseball Tournament Championship with a thrilling 7-6 win over the Jackson State Tigers on Sunday at Toyota Field.
Trailing 6-4 going into the top of the ninth inning, the Jaguars took the lead for good on a three-run home run by O’Neill Burgos.
Burgos drove in four runs on the day and was subsequently named the 2021 SWAC Baseball Tournament Most Valuable Player for his outstanding contributions.
After taking a one-run lead the Jaguars turned to Enrique Ozoa to close the game. He would go on to retire the Tigers next three batters on his way to picking up the save and punching the Jaguars’ ticket to the 2021 NCAA Baseball Tournament as the automatic qualifier for the SWAC.
The win caps back-to-back titles for the Jaguars as Southern claimed the title in 2019. First-year interim head coach Chris Crenshaw also claimed his first title at the helm of the program.
2021 SWAC Baseball All-Tournament Team
Kyle Smith- Prairie View A&M
Jahmoi Percival- Grambling State
Cameron Bufford- Grambling State
Equon Smith- Jackson State
Chenar Brown- Jackson State
Wesley Reyes- Jackson State
Nickelle Galatas- Jackson State
Xavian Moore- Southern
Isaiah Adams- Southern
Colton Frank- Southern
Enrique Ozoa- Southern
O’Neill Burgos- Southern (Most Valuable Player)