Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball-Week Two

Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball reports on baseball programs and players who stood out in their weekend series. For this past weekend, we recognize the following… 

North Carolina Central University 

North Carolina Central swept Army in its scheduled three-games defeating the Black Knights in game one 9-4, game two 8-1 and holding on for a 5-4 victory in game three for the series sweep.  This marked the first opening-weekend sweep in program history. 

Luis DeLeon, Outfielder, in three games missed hitting for the series cycle accumulating three singles, one double, one triple for a .400 average with five runs batted in and one stolen base. 



Southern University 

In Southern’s season opening weekend in New Orleans, the Jaguars split a doubleheader against the New Orleans Privateers winning game one 4-3 for the first win of the season. The Jaguars lost the second game in the series finale 6-3.

Joseph Battaglia, RHP, on the mound allowed two runs, three hits, recorded five strikeouts in five innings to record the win. 




North Carolina A&T University

North Carolina A&T lost a pitching duel with host College of Charleston in their season opener Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. The Aggies ace of the staff flirted with a no-hitter through seven innings on the mound.

Michael Johnson, RHP, was brilliant in his first outing to start the season, in 7.0 innings pitched, allowed one hit, one run, one earned run and seven strikeouts limiting the College of Charleston to just one hit in the 1-0 loss.   



Leon Davidson, RHP went 2.1 innings allowing just three hits and one run with three strikeouts factoring in the Aggies 4-3 win.




Talladega College 

Talladega split its Sunday doubleheader with Indiana University-Kokomo, who is received votes in the NAIA Top 25 coaches poll, losing game one 13-4, then came back to win the second game 3-2 in a commanding pitching performance. 

Norberto Hernandez, RHP, in 5.1 innings on the mound allowed one hit, one earned run and eight strikeouts. 



Florida Memorial University 

The Lions earned an 11-3 Sun Conference win to open its three-game weekend series versus Ave Maria University. 

Darwin Ruiz, RHP, in relief allowed one run, struck out nine in five innings of work recording the save.

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