17 May

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Who’s hot? Jackson State, for sure. The Tigers are 2-0 in the SWAC Tournament with comfortable wins over Texas Southern and Alcorn State. Mississippi State also falls into this category. The Bulldogs beat South Carolina on Thursday in their SEC series opener and have won three straight. At 15-13 in the SEC, State still has a shot at one of the top four seeds for the upcoming league tournament. Delta State, behind the masterful pitching of unbeaten Michael Manley (9-0), won its NCAA Division II South Region opener over Valdosta State 4-2. Warm: Southern Miss, with ace Andrew Pierce getting the start, lost at Houston 3-2 but still has a good chance of winning the C-USA regular season title. The Golden Eagles are 14-8, one up on three other teams with two games left. Millsaps, after winning its D-III regional opener, lost on Thursday to fall into the loser’s bracket. The Majors entered the NCAAs on the heels of SAA regular season and tournament championships. Pearl River Community College, which flopped in the MACJC Tournament on its home field, pounded state champion East Central 12-1 in the NJCAA D-II Region 23 Tournament, also in Poplarville. Next for the Wildcats, however, is top-ranked LSU-Eunice. Cool: Northwest CC and ECCC, who squared off for the state title, meet today in a Region 23 elimination game. Someone’s season will go cold. Cold: Ole Miss has lost three straight to three of its biggest rivals: State, USM and, on Thursday, LSU. The Tigers whipped the Rebels 7-1, dropping UM’s SEC record to 14-14. Alcorn, coming off an 11-1 loss to Jackson State, plays Texas Southern today in a SWAC tourney elimination game.

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