Note… Contributing reporter Harold Michael Harvey is attending the SIAC baseball tournament and will be sending scores and reports as they unfold.
It took two days for the Miles College Golden Bears to defeat Claflin College 8-1 in the SIAC baseball tournament.
The two Methodist Church supported schools began play on yesterday, but the game was suspended to allow stormy weather to sweep through the Augusta, Georgia area.
Yesterday, Miles took an early 2-0 lead over Claflin. The Golden Bears scored two in the first inning on a single by Xavius Burton. His hit to right drove in Reeves Brashear who lead-off with a double off the wall in left center.
Burton later scored on a single by Alex Bentley.
After a quite second inning, Miles batted around in the third inning. They scored 5 runs, expanding their lead to 7-0.
Claflin got on the board in the seventh on a sacrifice fly off the bat of R. Bivins, which scored J. Parnell.
Play was suspended following completion of the top of the seventh and resumed on Friday under cloudy skies. Miles added a run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Claflin went down in order in the eighth and failed to score in the ninth. Miles meets Tuskegee at 10 pm tonight.
Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist, the author of Paper puzzle and Justice in the Round, Easier to obtain Than to Maintain: The Globalization of Civil Rights by Charles Steele, Jr.; and the host of Beyond the Law with Harold Michael Harvey. He can be contacted at www.haroldmichaelharvey.com.