Albany State Baseball Collects Two Conference Victoires Over Clark Atlanta

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ALBANY, Ga. – The Golden Rams used a home field advantage to secure a doubleheader Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory (13-3,19-2) over the Panthers of Clark Atlanta University on Friday afternoon at the Golden Rams Field.

With the wins, Albany State improved to 14-15, 6-0 SIAC to remain undefeated in conference play while the visiting Panthers of Clark Atlanta University moves to 4-15, 1-5 on the season.

The visiting Panthers of Clark Atlanta University was the first to add a point to the board when Calvin Butle stole home to take a 1-0 lead. The Golden Rams answered in the bottom of the first when Travis Ray Jr. doubled to left field recording 2 RBIs to score Chasen Roulhac and Ernis Reyes. The Golden Ram then took a 2-1 lead. Quantico Dodson-Williams homered recording 3 RBIs finishing the inning ahead 5-1. In the top of the third inning the Panthers plated a run to cut ASU’s lead 5-2.

From this point the game was in favor of the Golden Rams. In the bottom of the third ASU’s Theo Smithdouble recording an RBI with Kevin Bryant II scoring. Quantico Dodson-Williams collected his second homerun recording 2 RBIs finishing the inning with a 8-2 advantage. Clark Atlanta remained scoreless over the next three innings.

In the bottom of the fourth, Ernis Reyes hit one out of the park recording an RBI. Dodson-Williams doubled to left field recording 2 RBIs with Johnathan Cirullo and Travis Ray Jr. crossing home plate to bring the score 11-2. Max McCray advanced to second on an error by the catcher and Dodson-Williams scored to grow the Golden Rams advantage 12-2. Kevin Bryant II walked with the bases loaded advancing the runners and McCray scoring to close out the scoring for the Golden Rams. The Panthers then added a run in the final inning but fell to Albany State University 13-3.

Game 2: Albany State 18, Clark Atlanta 1 

Albany State University brought the same momentum into the second game adding two runs in the first inning to take a 2-1 lead. The next time at bat the Golden Rams collected five runs to grow its lead 7-1. The game stayed in favor of the Golden Rams as they secured seven runs in the bottom of the third inning 14-1. Albany State held the Panthers for four innings. In the bottom of the fourth the Golden Rams added five more runs to take a 19-1 advantage. Clark Atlanta added its final run of the contest in the sixth inning to end the game falling to the Golden Rams 19-2. The Golden Ram finished the contest outhitting the Panthers 13-6.

The Golden Rams will return to action tomorrow as they host the Panthers of Clark Atlanta University in doubleheader action on Saturday, March 23rd. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.

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