HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Baseball Recaps: February 19
Phinesse Demps | 2/20/2017, 12:55 p.m. | Updated on 2/20/2017, 12:55 p.m.
JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson State was held to just one hit in a 3-1 loss to Morehead State on Sunday.
The Tigers lone run came on a ground out RBI from Lamar Briggs. Briggs went 1 for 4 that that RBI on the day.
Miguel Yrigoyen went 5 innings for the Tigers, giving up two earned runs on five hits and striking out five.
North Dakota State 7, Mississippi Valley State 4
ITTA BENA, Miss. – Mississippi Valley's baseball team started the season with an exhausting four-game home series against the North Dakota State University Bisons.
Showing the depth and ability of their bullpen, MVSU was able to push NDSU to their limits. In the final game, the Delta Devils were able to pull together an excellent rally, after being down 4-0.
MVSU's run in the third was the start of a brilliant stretch. The Delta Devils allowed two in the fourth and score one of their own. In the seventh, two runs by MVSU closed the gap on the run deficit.
NDSU scored one additional run in the eighth.
Kyle Colston received the for MVSU on the mound, as the Delta Devils succumbed 7-4.
Courtesy of Mississippi Valley State Sports Information
Illinois Chicago 9, Grambling State 3
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Grambling State was held to just three hits in its 9-3 loss to Illinois Chicago on Monday.
Daniel Barnett, the lone Tiger to record an RBI, did not have a hit, but his RBI came by way of an error by the third basebase for Illinois Chicago.
On the mound, Christian Marquez threw five innings, while allowing seven runs on hits and totaling two strikeouts for the Tigers.
Fort Wayne 10, Alabama A&M 6 (Game 1)
Fort Wayne 15, Alabama A&M 1 (Game 2)
BOX SCORE (Game 1)
BOX SCORE (Game 2)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A seven-run second inning by Fort Wayne proved the difference Sunday in a 10-6 win over Alabama A&M.
The game was the first of a rescheduled doubleheader. Fort Wayne won the second game 15-1.
In the opener, Fernando Diaz Jr. doubled and tripled for the Bulldogs and Wilanier Betancourt singled twice.
After a 1-2-3 first inning, the Mastodons jumped on A&M starter Owen Stubberfield for seven runs in the second inning.
The Mastodons built a 9-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth when the Bulldogs struck for four runs.
Zeth Malcom started the A&M rally when he walked to open the Bulldogs' sixth and moved to third on Carson McGregory 's double down the right-field line.
Betancourt followed with a run-scoring single and Cornelius Woods also singled to left to score McGregory and move Betancourt to second.
Joannes Diaz 's sacrifice bunt moved Woods to second and Betancourt to third. Betancourt then scored on a ground out and Woods later scored on a passed ball and the inning ended with the Bulldogs cutting Fort Wayne's lead to 9-5.
Fort Wayne 15, A&M 1, Game 2
Carson McGregory had a pair of singles but the Bulldogs fell hard to Fort Wayne in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.
The Mastodons broke open the game with a seven-run sixth inning.
Courtesy of Alabama A&M Sports Information