NEW ORLEANS – Texas Southern and Alabama State had two chances apiece to reach the championship game of the SWAC baseball tournament at the MLB Urban Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium.
They each needed just one, winning in convincing fashion Friday to advance to Sunday’s title game.
Texas Southern knocked off Jackson State 11-2, while Alabama State dominated Prairie View 25-3 to win their respective brackets.
Alabama State scored 13 runs in the top of the third and 10 more in the top of the sixth. Texas Southern broke open a close game with three runs in the top of the fifth and four more in the ninth.
Earlier Friday, Jackson State ended Southern’s season with a 7-2 victory, and Prairie View moved into the bracket final with a 4-3 victory over Alcorn State.
Sunday’s final begins at 11 a.m. and will be televised by ESPNU.
|#2W Texas Southern 7, #3E Alabama A&M 4|
|#2E Alabama State 13, #3W Prairie View 5|
|#1E Jackson State 4, #4W Southern 2|
|#4E Alcorn State 7, #1W Grambling State 6 (11 inn.)|
|Southern 6, Alabama A&M 2|
|Prairie View 8, Grambling State 6|
|Texas Southern 8, Jackson State 6 (10 inn.)|
|Alabama State 6, Alcorn State 1|
|Jackson State 7, Southern 2|
|Prairie View A&M 4, Alcorn State 3|
|Texas Southern 11, Jackson State 2|
|Alabama State 25, Prairie View A&M 3|
|Texas Southern vs Alabama State, 11 a.m.|