GSU’s Page pitches perfect game

Shemar Page was perfect.

The Grambling State senior tossed a seven-inning perfect game Friday night leading the Tigers to a 16-0 win over Alcorn State in the opener of the three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) series at Wilbert Ellis Field.

Page struck out 13 batters and faced the minimum of 21 in the contest as he improved to 5-4 on the mound this season. The former Louisiana Tech Bulldog has struck out 98 batters in 64.0 innings and boasts a 2.67 earned run average on the year.

The Laurel, Miss., native need only 84 pitches to get through the Braves lineup three times, recording the 13 Ks and inducing five fly outs and three ground outs.

The Tigers (18-21, 13-5 SWAC) didn’t need Page to be perfect as the GSU offense had a field day all weekend, outscoring Alcorn State 67-6 in the three wins 16-0, 25-3 and 26-3).

GSU has now won 13 straight against Alcorn State, including six victories this season.

With the wins, Grambling State is now a half game out of first place in the West Division of the SWAC, trailing Prairie View A&M.

Grambling State steps out of SWAC play for its midweek game as the Tigers play host to Northwestern State on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. 

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