Four pitchers dominated this past weekend action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues its season long coverage of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball. Week three…
Winston Salem State University opened its 2019 season with a three game series sweep of Limestone University during the scheduled weekend series. The Rams pounded out 11 hits scoring 13 runs as three players had multiple hits during the game one 13-3 win. In the second game, The Rams and the Saints combined for just seven hits with WSSU totaling four and provided a solid pitching performances en route to the 2-0 win. Winston-Salem completed the weekend series holding on for a 7-4 sweep to break out the brooms to start the season (3-0).
Sophomore RHP Jalen Scott (1-0) went eight innings and allowed no runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and recorded only one walk in game two 2-0 victory.
Florida Memorial University traveled to Thomasville, Georgia visiting Thomas University and split a doubleheader with the Night Hawks, winning game one 9-6, then losing game two 3-1. The Lions were down in game three 4-0 until the top of the 6th inning when Florida Memorial scored 9 runs in route to FMU’s 11-5 win to take the three-game series 2 to 1.
Lions catcher, Jose Chavez went 3-6 with a single, two doubles, and four RBI in the series decisive game win.
Claflin University opened its weekend series with Salem University in dominant fashion with a 17-4 win. In game two, the Panthers received solid relief pitching from Makai Holloway relieving starter Jamal Devine who lasted only 3.0 innings on the mound as Claflin University defeated Salem, 8-1. Salem University avoided being swept earning its first win of the season as it defeated Claflin 17-4, Sunday.
Senior LHP Dillion Parker pitched a strong six innings, allowing four runs with two walks and nine strikeouts to pick up the win in the game one contest.
Sophomore RHP Makai Holloway entered game two in the top of the 4th inning with bases loaded and no outs and retired the next three batters he faced to end Salem’s threat. Holloway, in 6.0 innings pitched, allowed 5 hits one run and three strikeouts all in relief for the 8-1 win.
Edward Waters College won all three games over Brewton Parker College. Game one was a slugfest 17-9 win for the Tigers. The series turned into a pitchers dual respectively as EWC won the second game 3-0, then swept Brewton Parker 3-2 in game three.
Manuel Guerra, junior RHP was on the mound for Edward Waters. He went seven innings, allowing zero runs on five hits, striking out four and walking one in the 3-0 game two victory.