Jackson State baseball finishes SWAC sweep
Jackson State baseball beat Mississippi Valley State 12-1 Sunday afternoon. The victory completes a perfect season of SWAC play with a record 24 wins and no losses.
Based on the 1980 record books, this is the best conference result since 1990, when the Tigers were 22-1 in conference.
âReally proud of this group,â said JSU head coach Omar Johnson. âWe have all been through a lot in the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have adapted and made the necessary changes. The regular season is only part of the season and everyone is 0-0 when the SWAC tournament begins.
The Tigers received an outstanding performance for the juniors Nikelle Galatas (9-2). The Los Angeles, Calif. Product pitched seven innings, dispersed five hits, allowed a run and put out 12 batters to tie a career record.
Senior Wesley reyes came out in style and delivered a three-run homer to left field in the late seventh and the game was called due to the mercy rule of seven innings and 10 runs.
Reyes finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and walked once.
Jatavious melton and Chandler Dillard each hit 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Omar Gomez finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.
CJ Newsome, Ty hill, Jaelen williams, and Jefrey rodriguez each got a hit.
Now Jackson State baseball is turning its attention to the SWAC tournament set to begin May 19 in Madison, Alabama at Toyota Field.