Another conference weekend sweep and a pitching gem in a losing effort highlight this past weekend’s action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues its season long coverage of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball.
In a mid-week game against Benedict College, the Tigers defeated Morris by the score of 3-2.
In a losing effort, Joshua Hampton went 1 for 3 at the plate, scored one run, drove in a run, also was the starter on the hill threw 7.0 innings, allowed four hits, three runs (two earned) while striking out eight in the loss to Benedict.
Alabama State University
The Hornets, in its doubleheader, swept Mississippi Valley State in Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) weekend action winning game one 5-4 and game two 12-2.
Outfielder Yamil Pagan accounted for two of the seven home runs ASU belted in the series along with his .500 batting average in eight at bats four hits scored three runs one double and five runs batted in.
Grambling State University
In this past Saturday doubleheader, the Tigers swept SWAC foe Texas Southern in the first game 7-2, then a 8-4 win to complete the sweep.
In game one, left handed starter Jason Alvarez threw a complete game only allowing five hits, two runs, while striking out nine batters for the win.
Bethune Cookman University
The Wildcats swept a three game series from Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) rival Savannah State winning game one, then an 8-5 victory in the second game of the doubleheader and a 10-9 walk-off come from behind win to complete the sweep in game three.
Anthony Maldonado pitched a seven-inning complete game shutout as BCU run-ruled the Tigers, 13-0, in game one. Maldonado recorded 12 strikeouts, only issuing three hits and no runs.