Southwest built a five-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off New Jersey's charge for a 5-3 victory Sunday. New Jersey scored three runs in the failed comeback on a single by Antonio Calzadilla and Stephen Wright.
Southwest earned the victory despite allowing New Jersey to score three runs in the sixth inning. Calzadilla and Wright led the offensive onslaught by New Jersey, all driving in runs in the inning.
Southwest notched three runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught came from an error on a ball put in play by Jaxon Smith and Hudson Campbell and a single by Asher Long.
Colton Silvestri toed the rubber for Southwest. The bulldog surrendered zero runs on one hit over four innings, striking out seven.
Scott Mostow was on the mound for New Jersey. The pitcher went three innings, allowing two runs on one hit and striking out two. Noah Lesperance threw two innings out of the bullpen.
Dustin Wilkinson, Thomas Claridy, Long, and Cooper Favors each collected one hit from leading Southwest.