Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball – Week Fourteen

It was a big weekend for Winston-Salem State University as the program goes out in style.  Black College Nines (BCN) continues its season long coverage of Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball.

Week fourteen…


Winston-Salem State University
The Rams had a big performance at the plate this past weekend in a three-game sweeping of Claflin. The Rams had one of its best scoring performances of the season posting highs in runs scored, hits, and team high for home runs in a series including two grand slams and multiple runs driven home in the sweep.

Senior shortstop Nick Williams led the way for the Rams.
Game 1
: In six at bats, recorded three hits, scored one run, 1 home run and 4 runs batted in.
Game 2: In four at bats, scored 3 runs, collected 3 hits, 1 double, 1 home run and a sacrifice fly,while drive home 2 runs.
Game 3: Went 2 for 3 at the plate.
For the weekend with a .615 batting average, Williams scored 7 runs had 8 hits and 8 total RBI.

Redshirt-senior Hunter Phillips had a terrific day.
Game 1: Phillips recorded 2 hits, 1 triple and 4 RBI.
Game 2: In three at bats, scored 3 runs with 6 RBI and a grand slam.
Game 3: In two at bats, Phillips scored two runs.
For the series, Phillips had 10 runs batted in.



In game one of the series, on the mound, Cole Parks threw 5.0 innings allowing just two hits and no runs, while striking out 10 batters for the 16 -1 win.




Players who belted home runs included Williams (2), Wellington Guzman (2), Hunter Phillips, Trenton Smiley and Kendal Tucker.

Winston-Salem State’s baseball team played its final regular season game. It was the final time the program will play in Winston-Salem. The school announced last month that the program will be no longer field a baseball team and will replace the sport with golf.

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