Dominant pitching highlights the weekend as Black College Nines (BCN) continues it’s season long coverage of “Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball”
Jarvis Christian College
Jarvis Christian rallied late in splitting a doubleheader on the road against NAIA No. 6 ranked Faulkner winning game two of the twinbill 4-2.
Jalen Thomas held Faulkner at bay to four hits, two runs, two earned and two punchouts in 6.1 innings on the mound.
Delaware State University
Delaware State’s 1-0 walk-off victory over Massachusetts in game two of a doubleheader gave the Hornets its first win of the season this past weekend. The game was scoreless when DSU’s Trey Paige doubled with one out in the bottom of the seventh to record the win.
In a pitchers’ duel, Delaware State starter Corey Loper threw 6.2 shutout innings in his second start of the season. THough he did not get the decision, Lopez helped limit the Massachusetts offense. Loper allowed six hits, no runs while striking out six.
Prairie View A&M University
In non-conference action, Prairie View A&M defeated Texas College in its home opener this past weekend earning its first win of the season by the score of 3-2.
Kyle Smith threw a complete-game allowing five hits, two runs, just one earned run and seven punchouts in the win.
Bethune Cookman University
Bethune-Cookman’s pulled out a 1-0 victory over Central Connecticut State at Jackie Robinson Ballpark this past weekend.
Alec Mendez, in a pitcher’s duel with Central Connecticut gave up two hits, no runs, and struck out a career-high 10 in eight innings.
The Wiley College Wildcats used timely hitting and pitching to take the game one opener of a three-game series shutting down Tougaloo College 4-1.
Noah Whitted pitched a complete game gem only allowing one run on three hits, striking out six batters in nine innings.
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University pitchers combined for school record 19 strikeouts during a 6-2 victory over Niagara University during Saturday’s doubleheader.
NCCU starter Ryan Miller collected a career-high 12 strikeouts in six innings, five hits, allowed one run to earn the win.
Scott Meylan relieved Miller for two innings, adding six strikeouts to the programs record.
Brendan Bell worked the ninth inning recorded the 19th strikeout for the save.
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
UAPB swept Lane College in doubleheader action in game one 14-4 and game two 8-0 in their weekend doubleheader at the Torii Hunter Complex.
Freshman Rocky King pitched a complete game, giving up only two hits and eight strikeouts in his home debut.