Tigers host Prairie View in battle for SWAC baseball West Division lead

Grambling baseball photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT/LPJ

Staff writer

Grambling’s baseball team carries the lead in the Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division into its weekend series with visiting Prairie View, which is a game back.

The plan is to start the series at 6 p.m. Friday at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park, with a 3 p.m. game Saturday and the series finale at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Weather could likely scramble that slate, so fans should keep an eye on the @GSU_Tigers Twitter account or GSUTigers.com website for updated game times and info.

Coach James Cooper’s G-Men are 14-19 overall but 11-4 in the SWAC, coming off a lopsided sweep last weekend at Texas Southern followed by a shutout loss Tuesday at LSU. Grambling has won 14 of its last 22 overall.

Prairie View is 10-15 overall, and 10-6 in the SWAC.

Jackson State has run away with the East Division, owning an 18-0 SWAC mark and an overall 24-8 record.

SOFTBALL: The Lady Tigers dropped a SWAC single game at Jackson State 3-1 Wednesday night and have the weekend off. Grambling (10-15, 7-7) will play at Prairie View in a SWAC series beginning Tuesday.

Radjahnae Dupont-Barlow had two of Grambling’s four hits at Jackson State, and the only RBI.

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