This week in HBCU baseball there was some dominate pitching, but as well, a ton of balls left the yard during this past weekend’s action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues its season long coverage of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball. Week two…
Selma University – Swept a doubleheader from Tougaloo College.
1st baseman Marcus Hardy had a monster weekend at the plate helping his team to a two-game series sweep over Tougaloo. In game one, Hardy went 2-for-4 with a single, one home run and three runs batted in defeating the Bulldogs 10-1. Game two produced two home runs, three runs scored with three runs batted in. Hardy was 4-for-7 in both games.
Derrick Sylve Selma, ace of the staff, in the game one win against Tougaloo, threw a 7 inning complete game and allowed 2 hits, one earned run crossed the plate, walked two batters, struck out 10.
Claflin University – Defeated Francis Marion University in the Pepsi Pop-Off Series.
Catcher Clyde Parker belted a grand slam in the Panthers five-run first-inning. Parker went 3-for-4 with two singles, one home run and five runs batted in.
Cleveland Westbrook tossed a complete game as the Claflin defeated Francis Marion University 11-6. Westbrook held Francis Marion offense scoreless in six of the nine innings. In nine innings pitched, he yielded five earned runs, ten hits, two walks, struck out a career-high 15 batters.
Rust College split its scheduled doubleheader with Clark Atlanta University winning game one 8-6. Clark Atlanta fought back to win game teo by the score of 12-10. Both games that feature a smorgasbord of home runs. Seven went deep from players on both teams.
Nicholas Durrah walloped two home runs, one in each game. His second in game two was part of an eight run fourth inning by Rust.
Clark Atlanta Calvin Butler blasted two home runs in the 12-10 game two victory.
Stillman College opened the 2019 baseball season with a dominant 12-2 win in game one over Morehouse College.
Cole Lepchitz led the offense with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, including a pair of doubles and drove in five runs. He finished the day with four total hits and six RBIs.
Harris-Stowe State University in a nonconference matchup was defeated by Texas College by a score 2-0.
Starting pitcher Stephen Wells, in seven innings pitched, allowed 1 earned run, 1 unearned run and struck out 14 batters in a 2-0 loss.