Southern Wins SWAC West Baseball Crown
[mpoverlay]Perryn Keys of the Baton Rouge Advocate today profiles the Southern Jaguars baseball team, winners of the SWAC west division title. While the Jaguars are annual contenders for the conference crown, Keys points to a very specific moment in early April that righted the talent and focus of the team.
March had been a complete disaster. Now, it was the first day of April; they had already lost one of two games at Arkansas-Pine Bluff; and in the series finale, they were circling the drain, down seven runs in the sixth inning against the last-place team in the Western Division.
Wilmy Marrero had seen enough. His senior season was not supposed to crash and burn like this.
In the dugout, with a whopping 28 fans in the stands, Southern’s center fielder challenged his teammates.
Marrero’s verbal outburst didn’t amount to a full-fledged assault, and it didn’t include a lot of dirty words. But let’s put it this way: It’s not entirely suitable for publication in a family newspaper. (The Advocate)[/mpoverlay]