Southern outfielder J.J. Rollon delivered a game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap off an 8-7 comeback win over Jackson State Thursday in the opening round of the SWAC Tournament.
The Jaguars — in a rematch of last season’s conference tournament championship game — fell behind 4-1 and 7-4 before rallying for four runs over the final three innings to top the Tigers.
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“Play until the end,” said Southern head coach Chris Crenshaw. “We played like us until the end – resilient.”
The Jaguars had a total of 13 hits, two of which were home runs by O’Neill Burgos and Taj Porter.
Southern will face Florida A&M in a winner’s bracket matchup on Friday while Jackson State will face an elimination game versus Prairie View.