HBCU Baseball produced some heroes who helped their teams to victory this past weekend as Black College Nines continues its season long coverage of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball.
Jarvis Christian College – Defeat conference foe Huston-Tillotson
RHP Joseph Lyall allowing just two hits through the first 8 innings in the weekend opening series while setting a school strikeout record of 14 batters, as the Bulldogs took the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) series opener, 7-3.
Benedict College – Swept conference foe Morehouse
Outfielder Andrew McCoy feasted on Morehouse pitching during the Tigers three-game weekend series. McCoy, in 13 at bats, hit .538, scored five runs, seven hits, two doubles, one home run, six runs batted in with three stolen bases. In game three, McCoy slammed two doubles.
Florida A&M University – Pitching Swept HBCU top ranked North Carolina Central
The Rattlers showed over the weekend that good pitching will defeat good hitting as FAMU shut down North Carolina Central in a series sweep.
Ryan Anderson, in 7.1 innings pitched, allowed six hits, two runs, one earned, one walked batter, two strikeouts for his second win of the season.
Thomas Nicoll threw a complete game shutout, allowing only four hits while striking out eleven batters, earning his first win of the season.
Dallas Oliver went the distance as he allowed just three runs to cross the plate, struck out six batters to earned his second win of the season.
Coppin State University – Series win moves into first place in the MEAC Northern Division
Eagles outfielder Calab Duhay put up impressive offensives numbers helping CSU gain sole possession of first place. During the three-game series against Norfolk State, Duhay, in fourteen at bats, produced a .500 batting average, four runs scored, seven hits, three doubles, one triple, while stealing four bases. In game three of the series, a 7-5 12-inning affair, Duhay had a single, double, and a triple… just missing hitting for the cycle.