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Savannah State Tops Mercer, Air Force

Jarrell Arnold held Mercer scoreless until the seventh inning as Savannah State defeated Mercer 5-1 at Grayson Stadium on March 24. Arnold yielded just four hits in 7.2 innings. The Tigers downed Air Force 4-1 on March 25 at Grayson as Joseph Jackson and Michael Allegretti combined to toss a four-hitter. SSU traveled to Alabama- Birmingham for a threegame series on March 27- 29 and were swept, 11-5, 20-2 and 8-3. In the first game, Jonathan Ross had two hits, scored twice and drove in two runs. In the second game, Dexter Kelley and Julius Green had two hits apiece and in the final contest, Dychal Bowles had a pair of hits. The Tigers are now 14-14.

Jones & McCoy Win In Track

Amara Jones and Tyrone McCoy won first place in their events at the Georgia Southern Invitational on March 28. Jones a freshman, won the women’s 400m with a time of 56.54 while McCoy, a Statesboro native, won the men’s 800m race with a time of 1:56.24. Winning third place were Amber Hughes (triple jump), Gabriel Davis (800m), Jamario Parks (long jump) and the men’s 4x100m relay team. SSU had ten top ten finishes at the meet.

Academics Sideline SSU Quarterback

Savannah State quarterback Kurvin Curry will sit out the Tigers spring football practice to concentrate on his school work. As a freshman, Curry started five games and passed for 1,651yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He ran for 395 yards and three scores. With Curry out, Savannah natives A.J. DeFilippis and Javares Taylor will split time at quarterback during the spring. SSU will hold a scrimmage on April 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Javis Signs Baseball Contract

Former Savannah State baseball player Brandon Javis has signed a contract with the Evansville Otters. Evansville is a member of the Frontier League 12-team independent professional baseball league. During his final season with the Tigers, the Columbia, South Carolina native hit .326 in 129 at-bats with 42 hits, including five home runs. He had a.432 on base percentage and a .581 slugging average. He also earned second team All-Independent Team accolades and made the 2008 Brooks Wallace Pre-Season Watch List. After graduating from Cross Creek High School in 2004, Javis was drafted in the 35th round of the 2004 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners.

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