Pitching, live bats and walk-off dominated this past weekend’s action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues its season long coverage of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball.
Alabama State University:
Alabama State swept Purdue Fort Wayne in a come from behind 10-9 walk-off win as the Hornets rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning scoring two-runs to complete the sweep. Alabama State recorded nine hits on the day, with three players picking up multiple hits.
Led by Noel Cheneau who finished 3 for 4, three hits scored one run with three runs batted in.
Coppin State University:
In game one of the scheduled doubleheader, Coppin State scored 15 runs in route to a 15-3 victory over Albany to win the three game series.
In that game, Coppin’s Justin Banks drove in a team-high four runs while going 2 for 4, a single, one home run with three runs scored and four runs batted in.
Texas Southern University:
After dropping the first game of the doubleheader to Kansas 19-13 which featured 10 home runs, five by each team, the Tigers picked up a big win for their first victory of the season defeating the Kansas Jayhawks 8-3 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.
TSU Mason Furlong pitched shut down baseball with seven scoreless innings as the Tigers improved to 1-6 on the season. Furlong’s stats: 7.2 innings pitched, allowed 4 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs recorded 8 strikeouts.
During the four-game series, Tigers’ outfielder Olajide Oloruntimilehin feasted on Kansas Jayhawk pitching leading the Tigers offense during the weekend.
In the series Oloruntimilehin batted 5 for 15 with a .333 batting average, scored 4 runs, 1 double, 3 home runs and 5 runs batted in.
Florida A&M University:
The Ratters defeated Alcorn State 11-7 to pick up its first win of the season. Both teams were involved in a slugfest as the score was 8-6 in FAMU favor in the top of the fifth-inning. But in the bottom of the fifth, FAMU would add more runs with a three-run home run to put the Rattlers ahead 11-6.
Florida A&M reliever Morgan Mendez stopped the bleeding in 3.0 innings of relief allowed 2 hits, 1 earned run, walked 1 batter struck out 1 while he recorded 9 outs of the 10 batters he faced.
Clark Atlanta University:
The Clark Atlanta University baseball team split a doubleheader with conference rival Morehouse College Sunday, winning the first game 9-3 but coming up short in the nightcap, 9-4.
In the first game, Victor Brown pitched a complete game over seven innings.
Junior RHP Victor Brown Sophomore (1-0) went seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts.