There was plenty of HBCU baseball action this past week and over the weekend. Black College Nines (BCN) continues to present some of the best individual and team performances with our season long editions of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball.
Harris Stowe State University – Opens conference play going 2-1
Kenny Lara had one heck of a day in defeating Central Baptist College in a doubleheader. In game one, a 3-2 win, Lara collected two hits, two runs batted in and belted two homeruns. In game two, a 5-1 victory, Lara had two hits, scored one run, two RBIs, one homerun. For the day Lara had four hits including three round trippers.
Grambling State University – Defeated a good “mid-major” team
Grambling’s defeated Florida International University this past weekend. Daniel Beizer, in a relief appearance, threw two innings, picked up the save, but it was his fielding that saved the game for the Tiger. With runners on second and third base, no outs, a batted ball hit Beizer in the leg. He recovered for a 1-3 putout saving the tying and potential go ahead run for FIU and pitched out of a bases loaded jam.
Albany State University – Big non-conference win
Albany State defeated Auburn University Montgomery 11-1. Michael Reddick pitched shut-out baseball and allowed 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, facing 10 batters in 3.0 innings of relief work.
North Carolina Central University – Broke out the brooms
Devin Sweet, in a 13-5, recorded 6.0 innings pitched, allowed 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, 0 walks, 10 strikeouts as NCCU swept the New Jersey Institute of Technology, collecting his first win for the season.