Sweeps were the order of the day for Grambling’s diamond squads Monday.
The Tigers’ baseball team won 10-7 at Texas Southern and the Lady Tigers’ softball squad put away UAPB 8-4 on the road, both concluding three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference series sweeps.
The softball team (10-13, 7-6) came home to host ULM at 3 p.m. today in a doubleheader at the GSU Softball Complex.
GSU’s baseball team (14-18, 11-4) headed east to Baton Rouge for today’s 4 p.m. contest at LSU. The previously-schedule matchup between the teams was rained out last month.
BASEBALL: Unlike the first two games in the series, Grambling had to rally this time after a trademark fast start, and used a couple of round-trippers to do it.
Cameron Bufford’s go-ahead three-run circuit clout came in the sixth frame, and a ninth-inning two-run homer by Joseph Gunn stretched an 8-7 edge.
Jahmoi Percival continued his sizzling hitting streak with an RBI triple followed by two bases-loaded walks for a 3-0 Grambling advantage in the first inning. But in the fifth inning, Texas Southern plated four runs to move into a 6-4 lead.
The winners bounced right back.
After Cameron Phelts delivered an RBI single, Cameron Bufford lashed a three-run homer that lifted the G-Men back on top, 8-6. TSU made it 8-7 going to the eighth inning, but Gunn’s blast provided insurance and an insurmountable advantage.
SOFTBALL: The Lady Tigers outscored the Golden Lions 28-9 in the series. After a five-run fifth inning, they led Monday’s game 8-2 going into the seventh bottom of the seventh, so the outcome was fairly stress free.
Anaiyah Fultz drove in a pair of first-inning runs with a single, then added another RBI base hit in the fifth. Kaylee Nettles delivered a two-run double, followed by a Dacia Richard single that scored two more. Fayth McQueary singled in a seventh inning run for good measure.