Hampton delivers game-winning hit

By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal

Former Nanih Waiya standout Fred Hampton laced a one-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Jackson State to a key 2-1 win over Southwestern Athletic Conference foe Alabama A&M on Sunday.

Hampton, who plays right field for the Tigers, had two hits on the day and scored Jackson State’s other run in the fourth inning. The win gave JSU the series and left the Tigers at 2-1 in league play and 9-6 overall. JSU was set to visit Louisiana-Monroe on Tuesday night, before hosting the Warhawks on Wednesday and Lemoyne-Owen on Thursday at 4 p.m.  Mississippi Valley State will pay a visit to JSU and Braddy field on Saturday and Sunday.

Hampton, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound senior, is currently hitting .226 for the Tigers and is tied for the team lead with eight runs scored and is third on the team in hits with 12. His five stolen bases in six attempts is also second on the squad.