Jacksonville State sophomore Travis Stout has a school-record 17 saves.
A word to the wise for teams playing in this week’s Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament:
Score early, because given the quality of closers in the league this year, if you’re not leading late, you’re chances of coming back are about as good as making ice in Death Valley.
Each of the top four seeds in the tournament that starts Wednesday in Jackson, Tenn., has a closer who won’t give you much. They have been a part of 76 of their teams’ combined 150 wins (60 saves, 16 wins) and have a combined earned run average of 1.59.