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Tigers Begin Baseball Season

Savannah State kicked off their 2009 baseball season with a two-game sweep of North Carolina Central at Tiger Field. Jonathan Ross and Dexter Kelley each hit home runs as SSU defeated the Eagles 7-6 on February 20 and in a 10-3 win on Feb. 21, Andrew Mendez hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs while Jordan Monico hit a home run. Norfolk State beat the Tigers 14-6 in the first game of a double header on Feb. 22 but SSU bounced back to win the second game, 16-7. In the first game, David Washington and Brett Pointer each hit home runs but the Tigers made five errors and left six men on base. In the nightcap, SSU (3-1) broke open a close game with eight runs in the sixth inning. Matt Nowacki, Kelley and Mendez each drove in three runs.

SSU Softball Sweeps Fisher

The Savannah State softball team swept a pair of doubleheaders from NAIA opponent Fisher over the weekend. Krystal Frost and Rachel West each hurled one hitters as SSU shut out the visitors 8-0 and 13-0 on February 21. On Feb 22, the Lady Tigers won 8-2 and 8- 0 as Shamyra Adams went 3 for 4 and scored four runs in the opener and Frost threw a two hitter in game two while striking out eight batters. Savannah State (8-6) split a double header with Division II Claflin on Feb. 20, winning the opener 4-3 and losing the second game 4-3. Adams hit three singles in game one and Brittney Lollis had three hits in game two.

Tigers Top Florida Atlantic

Chris Linton scored 20 points to lead Savannah State to a 79-66 win over Florida Atlantic in Tiger Arena on February 18. SSU let a 25 point lead dwindle to five points with 3:40 left but held on with clutch free throw shooting down the stretch. Tracy Rankins scored 17 points for SSU (13-14) while Anthony Jones added 15 and Raye Bailey chipped in 11. Arnold Louis grabbed 11 rebounds.

SSU Women Defeat Longwood

Lashara Smith scored 16 points to lead Savannah State to a 59-54 win at Longwood on February 22. Ashlee Barley added 14 points while Raven Fields scored 10 and had nine rebounds.The Lady Tigers (7-19)held on to win despite not scoring a field goal the final five minutes of the game.

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