Sophomore Tiressa Jacobs hit a two-out three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to help send the Arkansas-Pine Bluff softball team to its seventh win of the season.
Jacobs’ homer was more than enough run support for Lacie Sutterfield and Alexsis McCain as the duo held Grambling State to two hits in UAPB’s 4-1 win on Friday afternoon.
Delya Jackson and Kendra Linn led off the Lady Lions’ big inning with back-to-back singles. The pair pulled off a double steal but were in danger of being stranded after Rolanda Murry popped out and Paige Garcia lined out.
Jacobs, hitting in the cleanup spot, cleared the bases with her three-run shot to left field.
UAPB (7-28, 3-6 SWAC) plated an unearned run in the second inning to grab a 1-0 lead.
Kelsey Ridgway reached on a dropped flied ball and came in to score on a throwing error by Grambling State catcher Raquel Westerman.
Sutterfield (6-14) picked up the win after throwin the first four innings. The senior gave up both hits and had two walks but countered that with seven strikeouts.
McCain came on in relief to start the fifth inning and ran into trouble. The UAPB defense made two errors in her first frame that led to an unearned run for GSU (9-15, 4-7).
McCain was able to limit the damage and strand two runners. The junior threw three hitless innings but did issue four walks to just one strikeout.