Timely hitting, run producing hits, more pitching gems and a freshman making first collegiate appearance shuts down a ranked team dominated this past midweek and weekend action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues week three of its season long coverage of “Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball.”
The Texas College Steers completed a doubleheader sweep of Point University By scores of 6-2 and 10-2.
Brad White pitched a complete game vs Park Saturday in game one of the doubleheader. In facing 25 batters, he struck out 10 while only allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks .
Kentucky State University
The Kentucky State University baseball team opened the 2020 season with a 2-0 win over Fairmont State University this past weekend in the 2020 Peachtree City Baseball Classic.
Sophomore pitcher Dashawn Hureskin, in his first start of the season in seven innings allowed no runs, yielded two hits, three walks and struck out 14 batters against Fairmont State. His first nine outs were strikeouts.
The Tigers played a doubleheader this past weekend defeated two former SIAC foes Kentucky State University 11-9, then Clark Atlanta University, 16-5 sweeping the second day of the Peachtree City Baseball Classic.
Colt Dozier led the Tigers on the mound and at the plate in game one. Dozier held KSU to two runs through six innings of work, allowing five hits while striking out four. At the plate, he was three for five, hit a three-run home run, driving in five runs and scoring three. In game two, Dozier led Stillman with three hits and four runs batted in against Clark Atlanta. In the two games, nine runs total batted in.
The Morehouse College baseball team defeated Stillman College in opening the Peachtree City Baseball Classic in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Maroon Tigers defeated Stillman 10-1 riding on the arm of Demetrius Burton’s pitching gem. Burton, in 5.2 innings pitched only allowed two hits, no runs, no walks and recorded six strikeouts.
Albany State University
Swept three-game series from Truett McConnell University this past weekend taking a 4-3 win in the series opener and a doubleheader Saturday by the score of 7-3 and 6-0 clinching the sweep.
On the mound in the game one 4-3 win, starter Blake Howell went 6.0 innings pitched, allowed three hits, no runs and recorded seven strikeouts.
Played in a four-game series this past weekend with two teams in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll.
A stellar performance from Gamliel Echevarria started and got the win for the Tornadoes quieted the bats dropping No. 25 Campbellsville, 3-2. Echevarria tossed 6.0 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs and 4 strikeouts in his second start and victory this season.
A freshman hurler, in his first collegiate career start, upset HBCU baseball 5th ranked Talladega College by the score of 9-7 from this past mid-week action as the Bearcats visited host Talladega.
Jalen Rainey pitched four solid innings, allowed eight hits, but induced two double plays and recorded five strikeouts for his first win of the season.