Texas Southern 9, Arkansas Pine Bluff 5
HOUSTON, Texas - Texas Southern University’s baseball team won its third consecutive conference game Saturday as the Tigers turned away Arkansas–Pine Bluff by a score of 9-5.
First baseman Jose Camacho went 4-for-4 with a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to spark TSU’s late-inning comeback. The Tigers tied the game at 5-5 with Camacho’s home run, the first of five unanswered runs TSU would score.
The Tigers (6-12) remained in first place in the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s West Division standings with a 6-1 league record. TSU is 4-0 at home this season. The Golden Lions (3-14) fell to 2-3 in SWAC play.
While the TSU bats were vanquishing the Golden Lions’ lead, pitcher Michael Villanueva shut down the Pine Bluff bats, yielding just one walk and one hit while striking out six in four and two-thirds innings of relief. Villanueva improved to 2-1 on the season.
The Tigers took an early 4-1 lead when Richard Alamo and Kamren Dukes had back-to-back 2-RBI singles in the bottom of the second inning. UAPB tied the game in the fourth when Dontrell Brown hit a three-run home run, his second round-tripper of the game.
With the score tied at five in the bottom of the seventh, the Tigers opened the inning with Blake Hicks reaching first base on an error. Pinch hitter Ricky Urbano then sacrificed pinch runner Jose Cabreja to second base. Cabreja then scored on Christian Sanchez’ RBI single.
TSU loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, and then added a run when Dukes stole home as part of a successful triple-steal play by the Tigers. Urbano added a pair of runs with a 2-RBI single that scored Olajide Oloruntimilehin and Camacho.
The Tigers and Golden Lions conclude their series Sunday at MacGregor Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Courtesy of Texas Southern Sports Information
Prairie View A&M 14, Southern 6
BATON ROUGE, La. - Prairie View A&M defeated Southern, 14-6 in a game that featured double-digit hits for both teams.
Prairie View had a big second inning, scoring five runs to take a 5-1 lead at that point. Southern would cut the lead to 5-2, with two runs of its own in the fifth.
The Panthers would have nine runs combined in the final two innings, to pull away and seal the victory.
Cody Den Beste would go 3 for 6 with 2 RBIs and one run scored in the win.
Javeayean Williams would pace the Jaguars, going 3 for 3 with 2 RBis in the loss.
Jackson State 16, Alcorn State 4 (7 innings)
JACKSON, Miss. - Jackson State held Alcorn State to just 5 hits, in a 16-4 win on Saturday.
The Tigers jumped out to a 10-4 lead through the first three innings. The JSU would add five more runs in the fourth, and would coast from there for the victory.
The Braves would get its offsense in the second and third innings, scoring two runs in each of those frames.
The Tigers would be paced by CJ Newsome, who went 4 for 4 from the plate, with four runs scored in the win.
Alcorn would be led by Walter Vives, who would go 1 for 3 with one RBI in the loss.
Mississippi Valley State 6, Alabama A&M 4
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Mississippi Valley State earned its second win on the season on Saturday, with a 6-4 win over Alabama A&M.
The cintest was a toght one throughout. The Bulldogs would grab the lead early, with a run in the first inning.
The Delta Devils would answer in the second, getting two runs of its own, to tie the game a 2-2. MVSU would get two runs in the fourth, and two runs again in the fiftn, to make the score 6-2.
Alabama A&M would add two runs in the seventh, but would not be able to complete the comeback.
Mississippi Valley State would be led by Jackson Webb, who went 2 for 4 with 2 RBis on the day.
Dalton Mitchell would go 5 for 5 with 2 RBIs and one run scored, to lead the Bulldogs in the loss.
Houston 4, Alabama State 1
HOUSTON, Texas – The Alabama State University baseball team gave up runs in the fourth and fifth innings as the Hornets could not recover in a 4-1 loss to Houston in a non-conference game at Darryl & Lori Schroeder Park.
The Hornets (7-13) nearly rallied in the eighth inning.
With one out in the frame, Joseph Estrada singled to center. After a strikeout, John Benevolent reached on a base hit to left center. However, Gustavo Rios flied out to deep right to end the rally attempt.
Burke Echelmeier, who pitched on just three day's rest, took his third loss of the season. He gave up three runs on six hits with three walks and one strikeout in 5.0 innings. Brandon Caples and Austin Bizzlepitched in relief.
Houston (12-5) broke the 0-0 tie in the fourth inning as the Cougars plated two runs on two hits.
Lael Lockhart drew a walk to begin the frame and Jordan Monacy doubled down the line in right. Corey Julks followed with a base hit up the middle to score Lockhart and Monacy to give Houston a 2-0 lead.
The Cougars added to the lead in the fifth as Davis was hit by a pitch to begin the inning and came around to score on a base hit by Lockhart to extend the advantage to 3-0.
Alabama State got a run back in the top of the sixth as Edgardo Rivera, who went 2-for-3, singled through the right side and Diandre Amion followed with a double to right. Cage Cox reached on an infield hit as Rivera came in to score. However, a double play and a fly out ended the Hornet rally.
Houston pushed the advantage to 4-1 in the seventh inning after a Jake Scheiner solo homer to left.
Alabama State had a chance in the eighth inning but couldn't plate across any runners as the Cougars picked up their 12th win of the season.
Mitch Ullom (2-2) picked up the victory of the Cougars. He gave up one run on five hits, with four strikeouts in 7.1 innings pitched. Aaron Fletcher worked the final 1.2 innings in relief.
Courtesy of Alabama State Athletic Stretegic Communications