http://jsutigers.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/041312aaa.htmlEast Division Leaders Clash on ESPNU
SWAC East Division leaders Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State will duel for top spot live on ESPNU, Friday in Itta Bena, Miss. First pitch is scheduled for 2:02 CST.
Adam Amin will handle the play-by-play, while Garland Cooper will be the analyst. Cooper played first base at Northwestern and holds the Big Ten record of 55 career home runs.
Both Devilettes and Lady Tigers are 7-0 in SWAC play, tied for first place in the East Division.
Overall, JSU is 24-18, looking to rebound from four straight non-conference losses. After sweeping through the SWAC round-up and taking three against Alcorn State. The Lady Tigers fell to Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Central Arkansas and Mississippi State.
MVSU has won eight of the last 10 games, which includes an unblemished weekend at the round-up and a dominant performance at Alabama A&M. The non-conference win came against Central Arkansas (1-0) During the streak, MVSU fell to Mississippi State 4-3 in nine innings and Central Arkansas 9-0 in five.
The two teams rank third and fourth in the SWAC on offense. JSU is third with a team batting average of .311, while MVSU is close behind at .277. MVSU and JSU are also the top two teams in the league in pitching. The Devilettes have a league low ERA of 3.16, while JSU is at 3.26.