Jackson Hurls No-
Hitter For SSU
The Savannah State baseball team is riding a four game winning streak and have won six of their last seven games. After losing 7-4 to cross-city rival Armstrong Atlantic State at Grayson Stadium on April 13, the Tigers swept Morehouse in Atlanta 20-0 and 16-2 on April 14. In the 20-0 win, Joseph Jackson hurled a no hitter. SSU (20- 17) traveled to Montgomery, Alabama and took a twogame series from Alabama State. SSU won 7-3 on April 17 and took home a 18-5 victory on April 18.
Lady Tigers Down
Madison Hedderly won two games in one day as the Savannah State softball team swept a double-header from South Carolina State at the Paulson Complex on April 15. SSU won the opener 4-1 and finished off the Bulldogs with a 2-0 victory in the nightcap. South Carolina State defeated SSU 11-0 on April 14 as the Lady Tigers were held to just one hit. Savannah State (17-19) dropped a double-header at Brewton-Parker 2-1 and 3-1 on April 13.
Music City Classic
The 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia held a press conference last week to announce the return of the Music City Classic. The 2010 game will have Savannah State play Fort Valley State. This will be the first meeting between the Tigers and Wildcats since 2007. Organizers stated that SSU and FVSU will play in the Classic in 2010 and 2011. SSU is 0-7 in the Music City Classic, having lost all seven games to Albany State. The contest will be September 11 at Henderson Stadium.
Tigers Ready For
The Savannah State track team will participate in the annual Penn Relays, held April 21-24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Representing SSU will be the men’s and women’s 4x100m, 4×200, and 4x400m relay teams as well as triple jumpers Amber Hughes, Sharonda Redfield and Shawn Souvenir.
Nike executive Ralph Greene, presented a ceremonial check for $20,000 to Cheyney University on April 14. The donation came from the sale of Nike’s commemorative Black History Month sneaker.