A top ranking upset, a Power Five win, hitting and pitching highlights both mid-week and weekend action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues it’s season long coverage of “Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball”
Southern defeated Prairie View A&M baseball team in a seven-inning run rule official game by the score 20-0 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
Southern starter Joseph Battaglia throughout the day shut down every PVAM batter he faced. Battaglia allowed no hits (his first collegiate no-hitter) in the game to earn the win for the Jaguars. In seven innings, no hits, no runs allowed, while striking out six batters.
North Carolina A&T University
The Aggies defeated a Power Five opponent knocking off Boston College, 2-1, this past weekend on Friday.
Right-hander Michael Johnson (1-2) scattered six Eagle hits across seven innings to get the win for the Aggies. He struck out eight, walked two and allowed just one run.
Alabama A&M University
The Bulldogs rallied past Mississippi Valley State 5-4 in 11 innings, Sunday afternoon to sweep a three-game Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) baseball series.
Right-hander Fernando Diaz Jr., in the come from behind 11 inning win, struck out 12 in relief as he held holding MVSU to six hits and one earned run in 6.2 innings, earning his first pitching win of the season. Diaz also factored in all three of Alabama A&M’s conference games, earning saves on Friday and Saturday while striking out 18 with just one earned run in 9.2 innings of relief on the hill. He recorded 32 of the 42 strikeouts the Alabama A&M’s pitching staff had against Mississippi Valley over the weekend.
Texas Southern University
The Tigers upset the nations No. 4 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs 8-4 in a mid-week game on Tuesday evening which was their first win of the 2020 season.
Three on the Texas Southern pitching staff played a major role in shutting down Mississippi State’s high powered offense.
Starting right-handed pitcher Camden Gaurnere threw five innings while allowing only three runs with three strikeouts against the #4 Bulldogs.
Robert Loza, in relief, went 3.1 inning, allowing one hit, one run and one strikeout.
Jesse Garcia struckout the two batters he faced to record the save.
In a mid-week non-conference HBCU Baseball contest, Tougaloo defeated Stillman College 7-2.
Antonio Shelton earns his 3rd win of the season limiting the Stillman offense at the plate. He went 6.2 innings allowing just four hits, two runs, one earned run while fanning four batters.