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