HBCU baseball is now in full swing with the opening weekend of NCAA Division I play and Black College Nines (BCN) continues it’s season long coverage. Two small school’s missed no-hitters and a wealth of game changing hits at the plate highlight coverage of “Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball”
Tuskegee University played Rust College in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday in non-conference action. In game one, Tuskegee defeated Rust 7-1. In game two of the series, the Golden Tigers defeated the Bearcats 3-2.
Savontae Williams was lights out in game one, throwing a complete game (9 innings) with 12 strikeout, 3 walks while facing 32 batters.
In game two, four year senior starter RHP Nytorious Cooler had a no hitter going to the 7th inning, but gave it up with two outs.
Alcorn State opened the 2020 season playing in the Andrew Dawson Classic in New Orleans, LA. defeating Prairie View A&M 11-5. Then the Braves picked up its second win of the season by erasing a 5-1 deficit with a six-run sixth inning to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff by the score of 13-7.
In game three against Prairie View A&M, Travaris Cole, who had a monsterous weekend at the plate, blasted a three-run homerun to lift the Braves to an 11-5 win. In the third game of the season, Cole’s grand slam lifted Alcorn to a come from behind victory over UAPB. Cole’s slugging numbers, .462 batting average, 2 home runs and nine runs batted in.
The Grambling State University baseball team defeated the host team University of New Orleans 5-1 in their second game of the 2020 Andre Dawson Classic.
Grambling starting pitcher Bryan Delgado (1-0) was unhittable from the mound, striking out 11 Golden Lion batters while giving up just two hits and one earned run in seven innings of work.
Alabama State University completed a three-game sweep in the Andre Dawson Classic opening weekend defeating Prairie View A&M 12-0, UAPB 6-5, and Southern 5-2.
In the game against Southern, Britt Buckelew (1-0) came into the game in the sixth inning of a 2-2 tie and did not allow a run off five hits in 5.0 innings in relief. He finished the game with six strikeouts and no walks.
Norfolk State University notched its first win of the season, 5-3, over Wagner on Saturday afternoon at Marty L. Miller Field.
Ridge Walker pitched seven strong innings, scattering six hits and two runs. Walker (1-0) struck out seven batters.
Talladega College baseball defeated the nation’s No. 22 ranked Middle Georgia State baseball team (NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll) winning the three-game series, two games to one.
Closer David Padilla got the save (his second save of the weekend series).
Kentucky State University baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader from Voorhees College this past weekend.
Thorobred hurler Brady Bibbs allowed just one hit in seven innings as the Thorobreds completed the doubleheader sweep with a shutout to record the 7-0 win for KYS. Bibbs struck out three with four walks. He allowed just two runners to reach scoring position.