Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball – Week Five

Pitching, live bats and walk-off dominated this past weekend’s action as Black College Nines (BCN) continues its season long coverage of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball.

Week five…


Alabama State University:

Alabama State swept Purdue Fort Wayne in a come from behind 10-9 walk-off win as the Hornets rallied in the bottom of the ninth inning scoring two-runs to complete the sweep. Alabama State recorded nine hits on the day, with three players picking up multiple hits.

Led by Noel Cheneau who finished 3 for 4, three hits scored one run with three runs batted in.





Coppin State University:

In game one of the scheduled doubleheader, Coppin State scored 15 runs in route to a 15-3 victory over Albany to win the three game series.

In that game, Coppin’s Justin Banks drove in a team-high four runs while going 2 for 4, a single, one home run with three runs scored and four runs batted in.




Texas Southern University:

After dropping the first game of the doubleheader to Kansas 19-13 which featured 10 home runs, five by each team, the Tigers picked up a big win for their first victory of the season defeating the Kansas Jayhawks 8-3 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.

TSU Mason Furlong pitched shut down baseball with seven scoreless innings as the Tigers improved to 1-6 on the season. Furlong’s stats: 7.2 innings pitched, allowed 4 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs recorded 8 strikeouts.


During the four-game series, Tigers’ outfielder Olajide Oloruntimilehin feasted on Kansas Jayhawk pitching leading the Tigers offense during the weekend.

In the series Oloruntimilehin batted 5 for 15 with a .333 batting average, scored 4 runs, 1 double, 3 home runs and 5 runs batted in.





Florida A&M University:

The Ratters defeated Alcorn State 11-7 to pick up its first win of the season. Both teams were involved in a slugfest as the score was 8-6 in FAMU favor in the top of the fifth-inning. But in the bottom of the fifth, FAMU would add more runs with a three-run home run to put the Rattlers ahead 11-6.

Florida A&M reliever Morgan Mendez stopped the bleeding in 3.0 innings of relief allowed 2 hits, 1 earned run, walked 1 batter struck out 1 while he recorded 9 outs of the 10 batters he faced.




Clark Atlanta University:

The Clark Atlanta University baseball team split a doubleheader with conference rival Morehouse College Sunday, winning the first game 9-3 but coming up short in the nightcap, 9-4.

In the first game, Victor Brown pitched a complete game over seven innings.
Junior RHP Victor Brown Sophomore (1-0) went seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts.

1 comment for “Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball – Week Five

  1. Brandon Wilkes (6-2, 210, r-Sr., Holly Hill, Fla.) was a combined 8-for-15 at the plate (.553) this past week for the BCU Wildcats, with seven RBIs and three runs scored. He had five doubles and a home run during the week, and his bat helped Bethune-Cookman take a three-game series against Boston College. He also picked up the win in the opener of the Boston College series, pitching in relief. In the last two Boston College games, Wilkes was 6-for-9 at the plate with seven RBIs. He had three doubles on Saturday, and on Sunday, he had two doubles and a homer.

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