Weekend sweeps, dominant pitching performances on the mound, complete games and career-highs highlight this past weekend’s action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues its season long coverage of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball.
The Jaguars swept three games from SWAC foe Arkansas-Pine Bluff to win the weekend series.
Tyler LaPorte’s had a monster weekend at the plate powering Southern. LaPorte, batted .500, drove in 13 runs, belted three home runs in the three game series, scored seven runs, collected six hits and stole two bases. Two of LaPorte’s three home runs in the series were three-run shots. Was a triple away from hitting for the the weekend cycle.
Harris Stowe State University
The Hornets played host to the William Woods University Owls in an AMC conference matchup. The Hornets were able to defeat the Owls by a final score of 5-4 in game one.
St. Louis, Missouri native RHP Dajuan Griffin allowed eight hits and two earned runs while striking out four batters in his second complete game of the season.
Florida Memorial University
The Lions defeated Bryant and Stratton College in game three 9-1 of the three-game series and won the series two games to one.
RHP Edgard Aparicio was dominant on the mound with a complete game as the Lions defeated the Bobcats 9-1 to secure the finale. Aparicio, in the game allowed one run on five hits. He surrendered no walks, one run, one earned run and struck out 9 batters to earn the victory for the Lions.
Norfolk State University
The Spartans recorded their first win of the season topping Savannah State 5-2 in games one, held on to claim game two 6-2, before a 10-7 win capping a sweep over the Tigers.
In the game one victory, RHP Chase Anderson fanned a career-high 12 batters to take the win. Anderson allowed just two runs and seven hits in a season-high eight innings of work.
Alsander Womack had four hits in the doubleheader to pace the NSU offense batting .416 in the series including five hits, two runs batted in and three steals.
Jarvis Christian College
The Bulldogs swept the University of The Southwest Mustangs winning all four games.The big story of the series was Jarvis’ starting LHP pitcher Antony Orta in Game 3.
Orta baffled the Mustangs all afternoon and walked off the mound with the Jarvis record for strikeouts in a game. Orta struck out 17 Mustang batters over 8 2/3 innings. Every starter for the Mustangs had at least one strikeout in the game. Orta walked only one batter and allowed only four hits on the afternoon for the 7-1 Jarvis win.
Phillip Griego in his 8th win of the season which leads the nation a 1-0 win sweeping the Mustangs in the four-game series. This was his first start of the season, all other wins from the bullpen. In four innings pitched, surrendered two hits, no runs and struck out three batters.