HBCU 2016 Baseball Opening Day

HBCU baseball opening weekend is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2016. Plenty of good programs will be in action opening day with five scheduled games highlighting many key storylines.

Can Clark Atlanta University spoil a Concordia College (AL) triumphant home opener? Will a pitching duel between Miles College and Morehouse College live up to a typical Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) showdown? Will HBCU’s No.10 ranked Paine College live up to preseason hype against Coker College? Can Voorhees College take down Montreat College in its season home opener? Can LeMoyne-Owen College avenge last year’s season opening loss to Christian Brothers University? And, can Stillman College upset NCAA No. 3 ranked Division II Mercyhurst University?

 

Clark Atlanta University vs. Concordia College-Alabama Jan 30|12 PM  Selma, AL (DH)

Game Preview

Clark Atlanta: Returning All-SIAC Utility Player of the Year Joseph Holmes

Concordia: LHP Christian Briscoe, ace of the pitching staff

Miles College vs. Morehouse College Jan 30|12 PM Birmingham, AL (DH)

Game Preview

Miles: Second year pitcher Xavier Burden

Morehouse: Infielder Elijah Suddeth’s big bat and speed

No.10 Paine College vs. Coker College Jan 30|12 PM Augusta, GA Lions Field (DH)

Game Preview

Paine: Returning all-conference top weekend ace and Black College Nines’ Preseason All-American pitcher Evan Krenz    

Voorhees College vs. Montreat College Jan 30|12 PM Denmark, SC (DH)

Game Preview

Voorhees: First time in years baseball will field team with a full roster to start the season. Young team eager to make an impact

LeMoyne-Owen College vs. Christian Brothers University Jan 30|1 PM Memphis, TN Live Stats

Difference Maker

Lemoyne-Owen: First year head coach Mark Smith aggressive style hopes to lead to fast results with the strength being defense

Stillman College vs Mercyhurst University Jan 30|1 PM Atlanta, GA (DH)

Upset Minded

Stillman: Can Julius McDougal lead the Tigers to an upset of nationally ranked Mercyhurst in his first game as head coach.

 

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