Baseball Recaps: April 13
Seattle U 13 Alcorn State 0
BELLEVUE, Wash. – After a scoreless first two-and-a-half innings, Seattle University scored 10 runs in the bottom of the third as the Alcorn State University baseball program fell 13-0 Friday afternoon in the series opener at Bannerwood Park.
The Braves (8-25) were held to just two hits in the contest as Wallace Rios Jimenez and Jordan McGowan each went 1-for-3 at the plate. Defensively, Brandon Barna earned nine putouts and Kyle Jenkins had four with an assist.
Carlos Lopez (2-2) threw 2.0 innings and allowed 10 runs (five earned) on eight hits and a walk to take the loss. The junior faced 19 batters and recorded three strikeouts. Zachary Perez pitched the other 4.0 innings and was tagged for three runs (one earned) on five hits and a pair of bases on balls. The Houston, Texas native retired two of the 19 Redhawks (21-10) he faced.
Seattle had a big bottom half of the third as the hosts plated 10 runs on six hits and three errors. The Red and White then added a run in the fourth and two more in the fifth for the final tally. Alcorn got a runner on second in the top of the fourth as Rios Jimenez reached on a leadoff single to center and advanced on a ground out. Seattle would sit the next two Braves down though to get out of the inning.
McGowan was able to get to second in Alcorn's next time up. The sophomore hit a two-out single up the middle and Barna worked a full count to put two on, but the Redhawks got A.J. Makarewicz swinging.
Courtesy: Alcorn State Sports Information
Alabama State 12 Alabama A&M 11 (15 Innings)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - With two outs in the bottom of the 15th inning, Alabama State head coach Jose' Vazquezdialed up the small ball, and Yamil Pagan executed the squeeze to perfection, to score Cage Cox from third for the 12-11 win at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex Friday night.
Alabama State (18-15, 12-4 SWAC) found itself down after a five-run fifth inning by Alabama A&M, and trailed going into the bottom of the ninth by three (9-6). The Hornets were down to their last two outs when Chris Lewissingled to put runners at first and second in the inning, before Hunter Allen delivered a three-run home run to left to tie the game at 9-all and send it to extra innings.
Alabama A&M scored a run in the 10th inning to go up 10-9, however, Alabama State scored a run on an RBI single by Cox to tie it in the bottom half of the inning. The Hornets tied it again in the 14th inning on a sacrifice fly from Ray Hernandez, to push the game to the 15th tied at 11-all.
After Alabama A&M was shut down in the top half of the frame with a runner at third, the Hornets responded in the bottom when Cox led off the inning with a double to center. He went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Chris Lewis, before a fly out by Hunter Allen set the stage for Pagan who promptly laid down a bunt and beat the throw to first for the game-winning hit.
Ivanniel Vazquez (2-4) picked up the win with two innings of relief as he gave up one run off of three hits. He was one of four pitchers used by Alabama State on the night, including Chase Laney (4.2 innings) and Terrell McCall (3.1 innings) out of the bullpen.
Alabama State pounded out 13 hits, including a pair from Hernandez, Cox, Lewis and Allen; while Joseph Estrada connected on his second home run of the season.
Courtesy: Atate State Athletic Strategic Communications
Jackson State 18 Mississippi Valley State 6 (7 Innings)
ITTA BENA, Miss. – Big third and sixth innings was enough to lift Jackson State past Mississippi Valley State, in an 18-7 in conference play on Friday.
Jackson State opened the scoring in the second. The Tigers scored two runs in the top of the frame, to make the score 2-0.
Mississippi Valley State answered in the bottom of the frame, scoring one run of its own, to make the score a 2-1 game heading to the third.
In the third, JKST was able to separate itself from the Delta Devils. The Tigers scored five runs, to increase its lead to 7-1.
MVSU was only able to generate one run in the bottom of the inning, making the score 7-2.The Delta Devils added another run in the bottom of the fourth, making the score 7-3 at that point.
Jackson State put the game out of reach in the fifth. The Tigers scored three run. The Tigers then added six runs in the top of the sixth, to make the score 16-5. JKST was able to hang on and capture the 18-6 win in seven innings.
Jarvis Warne was four-for-five from the plate, with five RBIs and one run scored to pace JKST offensively in the win,
Aaron Barkley went two for four with two RBIs for the DeltaDevils in the defeat,