Grambling, Southern fall in SWAC baseball opening round

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The Louisiana entries in the SWAC baseball tournament will play win-or-go-home games Thursday after dropping opening-round games late Wednesday at the MLB Urban Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

Southern lost to East Division top seed Jackson State 4-2 and will face Alabama A&M at 9 a.m. Thursday in a loser’s bracket matchup.

In the final game of the day, East No. 4 seed Alcorn State surprised West top seed Grambling State 7-6 in 11 innings.

The Tigers now meet Prairie View A&M at noon Thursday in an elimination game.

The driver’s seat game in each bracket will be played later Thursday. Jackson State meets Texas Southern at 3 p.m., while Alabama State faces Alcorn State at 6 p.m. The winners of those games will have two chances to win one game to advance to the championship.

The tournament continues through Sunday.

Wednesday’s Games
Game # Matchup/Result Time
1  #2W Texas Southern 7, #3E Alabama A&M 4
2 #2E Alabama State 13, #3W Prairie View 5
3 #1E Jackson State 4, #4W Southern 2
4 #4E Alcorn State 7, #1W Grambling State 6 (11 inn.)
Thursday’s Games
5 Alabama A&M vs Southern 9 a.m.
6 Prairie View vs Grambling State  Noon
7 Texas Southern vs Jackson State  3 p.m.
8 Alabama State vs Alcorn State  6 p.m.
Friday’s Games
9 Game 5 Winner vs Game 7 Loser 9 a.m.
10 Game 6 Winner vs Game 8 Loser  Noon
11 Game 7 Winner vs Game 9 Winner  3 p.m.
12 Game 8 Winner vs Game 10 Winner  6 p.m.
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