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.
|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.)|
|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.|
|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.|