Xavier sweeps Tougaloo to extend win streak to nine games

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Xavier University of Louisiana, in its first season since 1960, extended its win streak to nine games and improved to 13-3 overall with a doubleheader sweep against Tougaloo at Tougaloo, Miss.

XULA won 12-2 in five innings in the first game and 13-8 in the second. XULA opened the doubleheader with a six-run first inning, then scored seven runs in the fourth inning of the second game.

Shortstop Antonio Rodriguez reached base safely six times in the doubleheader and scored four times. Left fielder Courtland Posey had five RBIs, four in the second game. XULA pitchers have yet to allow a home run this season; that streak covers 111 innings.

Among Louisiana’s 18 four-year college baseball programs, XULA has the third-highest winning percentage and third longest win streak this season. Next for XULA: home doubleheader at noon Saturday against Southeastern Baptist at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

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