Southern Jags drop home opener to McNeese

Southern pitcher Antoine Harris (10)
Southern pitcher Antoine Harris (10)(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: Mar. 1, 2023 at 9:47 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Southern Jaguars dropped their home opener to McNeese State on Wednesday, March 1, from Lee-Hines Field.

The Jaguars (4-4) fell to .500 on the season with the 10-3 loss to the Cowboys (5-4).

McNeese jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single from Brad Burckel. Then, the Cowboys added five more runs in the top of the third inning, including a two-run home run from Cooper Hext and an RBI triple from Josh Leslie.

The Cowboys added four more runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings before the Jags finally got on the board.

In the bottom of the sixth, Southern finally erased the zero as Gustavo Sanchez drew an RBI walk to make it 10-1. Donnell Sandfier added another run on an RBI fielder’s choice to make it 10-2.

The Jags added one more run in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single from KJ White to make it 10-3.

Southern will head to Mobile, Ala. for the South Alabama Invitational and will face Iowa on Friday, March 3.

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