HBCU Round-up SWAC Baseball Re-cap

Courtesy: Gary Hardamon/Northwestern State University Photographic Service

Alabama State 7, UAB 2


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama State Hornets picked up its first win of the seaosn on Wednesday, with a 7-2 win over UAB.

The majority of the Hornets offense came in the third inning.  ASU would score five runs in that frame.  Ray Hernandez would get the offense started with an RBI double.  Hunter Allen, would later add a three run double, to give the Hornets the 5-0 lead.

That lead would be enough for Burke Echelmeier, who would go six innings for the Hornets, and would allow no runs and five hits, and struck out four on the night.

Mississippi Valley State 10, Arkansas State 9


JONESBORO, Ark. – A furious rally in the eigth inning propelled Mississippi Valley State to its first win of the season, a 10-9 win over Arkansas State on Wednesday.

A three RBI tripple by Caleb Lindsey in the seventh inning would be the big hit that the Delta Devile needed.  Those three runs would give MVSU the one run lead, whch it would not relinquish.  Two of the four other runs in the inning came by way of an error or walk.

Lindsey went  1-4 with that tripple and three RBIs on the day.

Arrington Smith would throw two and one third innings for the Delta Devils, allowing no hits, and picking up the win.

South Alabama 11, Alabama A&M 1


MOBILE, Ala. – Carson McGregory continues to swing a hot bat for the Bulldogs but it wasn’t enough in a 11-1 loss Wednesday at South Alabama.

McGregory had a double and single and drove in A&M’s lone run. He is hitting at a .444 clip this season.

McGregory’s RBI came in the fourth inning when he doubled to drive inCarlton Peppers, who had a leadoff single.

Njike Hunter also had two hits for the Bulldogs (2-3).

The Bulldogs had 10 hits in the game while six A&M pitchers allowed 14 Jaguar hits.

A&M batters ran into some tough luck in the game. In three straight innings (sixth, seventh and eighth), the Bulldogs lined into double plays, erasing any chances of a big inning.

The Bulldogs will be on the road this weekend when they visit Savannah State for a four-game series Friday through Sunday.

Courtesy of Alabama A&M Sports Information

Oklahoma 10, Grambling State 2


NORMAN, Okla. – The Grambling State Tigers fell to Oklahoma 11-2 on Wednesday, in Norman.

The Tigers were led by Rafael Raeriez,who had batted in GSU’s lone runs on the day with a two run homer in the second inning.

The Tigers struggled on the mound. Jonathan Reis pitch three and two thirds innngs, gicing up five runs and striking out two.

New Orleans 16, Jackson State 2


NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Jackson State Tigers fell to New Orleans 16-2 on Wednesday.

A single by Lamar Briggs gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Tigers would not be able to sustain the momentum, leading to the loss.

JSU struggled pitching in this one.  The Tigers’ trailed 5-2 after the second inning, and would not be able to recover from there.