Jackson State baseball defeated Mississippi Valley State 12-1 Sunday afternoon. The victory completes a perfect season with SWAC games with a record of 24 wins and no losses.
Based on record books from 1980, it is the best conference ending since 1990, when the Tigers went 22-1 in conference play.
“Really proud of this team,” said the JSU head coach Omar Johnson. “We have all gone through a lot in the last year with the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have adjusted and made the necessary changes. The regular season is only part of the season, and everyone is 0-0 when the SWAC tournament game begins. ”
The Tigers received a prominent performance for junior Nikelle Galatas (9-2). Los Angeles, California product threw seven laps, spread five hits and allowed one run and struck out 12 strokes to tie a career high.
Senior Wesley reyes went out in style and delivered a three-run home run to the left field at the bottom of the seventh, and the game was called because of the seven-inning, 10-run mercy rule.
Reyes finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and went once.
Jackson State Baseball is now turning its attention to the SWAC tournament, which is scheduled to begin May 19 in Madison, Alabama at Toyota Field.