Big time performances from HBCU baseball large school and small school programs highlight weekend action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues it’s season long coverage of “Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball”
Grambling State University
The Tigers, in it’s Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opener at home, used a seven-inning run rule to defeat conference foe Texas Southern.
Grambling’s Ian Bailey had a monterious series opening game. He produced by going two for three at the plate game, scored three runs, hit two 3-run home runs in Friday’s 14-3 win over Texas Southern.
West Virginia State University
West Virginia State University baseball team played in the DII Baseball Challenge at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The Yellow Jackets defeated Dominican College (NY) in game two of the tournament by the score of 8-2.
Daniel Brandon was credited with the victory for West Virginia State. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out ten.
Virginia State University
Virginia State Trojans visited Clark Atlanta Panthers this past weekend in the scheduled three-game series. VSU defeated Clark 10-9 in a thrilling game one come from behind victory. Jeremiah Hardy (1-0) in game two, blanked the Panthers 10-0 in his first collegiate no-hitter going all seven innings, no hits, no runs, while striking out five batters.
Alabama State University
Alabama State swept its three-game series visiting SWAC rival Mississippi Valley State over the weekend. In Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader the Hornets clinched the series in their first Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) series of the season. In the series opening game, a 4-2 win,
Jacknell Guzman (3-0) recorded a career-high 16 strikeouts in his third complete game of the season in four starts. The right-hander gave up two runs, two earned, on four hits, while walking just three.
North Carolina A&T University
The Aggies defeated Lehigh in a pitchers’ duel 1-0 Sunday in the three-game series finale at War Memorial Stadium. NC A&T during the weekend used its entire pitching staff which included a 15-inning loss on Friday and Saturday’s 11 run 17 hit attack on Saturday by Lehigh.
The Aggies avoided the sweep Sunday. Cole Parks pitched a one-hit shutout over seven innings while striking out 11 batters and walking just two batters.