After its fifth straight loss, Southern baseball team hits road for weekend

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After a disappointing loss, the Southern baseball team is back on the road for its final nonconference weekend series before starting play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The Jaguars showed some progress Wednesday but let a chance at a victory slip through their grasp as UNO scored six runs in the eighth inning of a 10-9 victory Wednesday, a game Southern led 8-0 through four innings.

Southern (4-8) then boarded a bus the next day for a three-game series at Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. The Jaguars play the Cardinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Southern has the next week off before opening Southwestern Athletic Conference play at Grambling.

“I’ve got to find a way to be better than that, giving up six runs at the end of the game,” lamented Jaguars coach Chris Crenshaw, whose team has lost five consecutive games. “We’ve just got to finish. Most of the talk last night was about finishing.

“We got some guys some at-bats we’re going to need down the stretch. Antoine Harris got us a good start. I got Nick Wilson out there to give us a competitive bullpen, which worked out. At the end we have to find a way to be better than that.”

Southern took control of the game with some early clutch hitting. Gustavo Nava Sanchez hit a first inning homer, Ryan Ollison hit a two-run single and Jacoby Radcliffe a two-run double in the third. Jalon Mack’s run-scoring single triggered a three-run fourth inning, and the Jaguars were comfortably ahead.

The Jaguars had 12 hits and drew nine walks. Sanchez, Radcliffe, Nathaniel Lai, Donnel Sandifer and KJ White had two hits apiece.

Harris had a quality start with three runs allowed in five innings, but Anthony Fidanza and Drew Lasseigne couldn’t hold the line. Lasseigne gave up back-to-back first-pitch home runs in the eighth after Fidanza allowed four runs on two hits and two walks.

“Lasseigne’s pitches in the middle part of the plate,” Crenshaw said. “We have to make more competitive first pitch strikes. We’ll learn from it. It’s Drew’s first time in this role. He’s learning on the fly how to be ready late in the game.”

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