Pine Bluff, Ark. -- The Southern University Jaguars dropped weekend series to the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Southern will conclude the rubber match during the Southwestern Athletic Conference rain-out weekend, May 3.
In game one the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff prevailed 6-5, Friday.
Southern fell to 7-14 overall with a 5-5 conference record.
UAPB recorded the first run in the bottom of the third on a wild pitch to take a 1-0 lead.
The Jaguars answered back with a three-run inning in the top of the fourth. Taking advantage of two Golden Lions errors to take the lead, 3-1.
The scoring continued in the bottom of the third inning, UAPB strung a couple of singles to tie the score 3-3.
In the top of the fourth Southern's Shauna Knighten double-RBI double to the outfield to regain the lead 5-3.
UAPB opened the bottom of the fourth inning with three consecutive hits to close the gap 5-4, starting pitcher Aubrion James was relieved for Tiara Scott.
James gave up six hits, five runs (four earned), striking out three in a no-decision.
UAPB recorded the final two runs after the switch and was able to cool the Jaguars the rest of the way for the win.
Knighten paced the Jaguars with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, and scored a run, Tanner went 3-for-3 and scored once.
In game two a UAPB home run over the left field wall, an errant throw, and strong pitching gave the Golden Lions all they needed to put away Southern, 3-1 Saturday, afternoon at the Torii Hunter Complex.
The Golden Lions took the lead and momentum after four full hit-less innings, on a monster home run to left field; UAPB added another run on an errant throw by the third baseman. UAPB momentum continued into the bottom of the sixth inning adding a run on a RBI sing to left field to extend the lead, 3-0.
With runners on third base, and first Aubri James stole second which allowed Knighten to take home for the Jaguars' first run. A single by Jaslyn Perrodin Southern had the leading run at second, the next batter fouled out to third to end the rally and dropping the weekend series.
Game three was postponed due to weather. The game will resume May third weekend, in the top of the first inning with one out, with #8 Aubrion James at with a 2 - 0 count, the runner on first base is #9 Adriana Rincon. There has been no substitutions or changes to the original official lineups.
Southern fell to (7-19, 5-6 SWAC), UAPB improved to (3-22, 3-5 SWAC).
The Jaguars will be back in action on the road when they travel to Prairie View, Texas to face Prairie View A&M April 12-13.