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Baseball Recaps: April 3

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 04/04/2018
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Samford 15 Alabama State 6

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama State fell victim to the big inning Tuesday night, dropping a 15-6 non-conference game to Samford at Joe Lee Griffin Field.

Alabama State (14-13) dropped their fourth consecutive midweek game after defeating Samford back on March 14, and could not overcome the middle innings in which Samford was able to put up seven runs. Each time the Hornets came in and scored, Samford (16-14) had an answer.

The Hornets were able to get on the board in the first on an RBI single from Santiago Garcia that scored Joseph Estrada from second for the 1-0 lead, after Estrada led off the game with an infield single. Samford was able to answer with a run of their own to even the game at 1-all after one inning of play.

Alabama State added another run in the third when Estrada jumped on a pitch and knocked it over the left centerfield fence, his first home run of the season, to give Alabama State a 2-1 lead. They added another in the fourth on an RBI double from Cristopher DeGuzman to take a 3-2 lead.

But then Samford struck for seven runs over the next three innings to extend the lead, although Alabama State added a pair of runs in the top of sixth on an RBI double from Hunter Allen and an RBI single from DeGuzman to trim the deficit to 6-5. However, Samford used three of their seven runs in the middle innings to push the lead back to 9-5. Alabama State got a run in the top of the seventh when Noel Cheneau tripled to center and then scored on a wild pitch to trim the deficit to 9-6, but Samford got a grand slam off the bat of Austin Edens to push the lead to 13-6.

Estrada finished the day 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored, while Cheneau finished 2-for-5 with a run scored. Hernandez finished 2-for-4, while DeGuzman finished 2-4 for a pair of runs batted in. Channing Walker (0-2) suffered the loss, working four innings and allowed six runs (five earned) off of eight hits and recorded four strikeouts. The freshman was one of four pitchers used by the Hornets on the night.

Courtesy: Alabama State Sports Information

Prairie View A&M 5 Houston Tillotson 3 (Game 1)

Houston-Tillotson 11 Prairie View A&M 9 (Game 2)

Houston-Tilltson 11 Prairie View A&M 9 (Game 2)
The Prairie View A&M baseball team split a Tuesday doubleheader against Huston-Tillotson, winning game one 5-3 before falling in the nightcap 11-9 at Tankersley Field.

PVAMU Baseball returns to action Wednesday in a 3 p.m. home game vs. Abilene Christian.

Game 1 - Panthers 5, Huston-Tillotson 3: A four-run fifth for the Panthers was the difference in the opener.

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Corbin Jamison, who homered in the third, singled to lead off the inning and scored on a double by Jalyn Baker. After Daniel Linguareached on catcher's interference, Ezekiel Bear singled and advanced to third on an error as Baker and Lingua scored. With one out, Andrew Garcia singled to right scoring Bear for the final margin.

Jamison and Baker each had two hits and an RBI for the Panthers. Jerson Hardit (1-1) got the win in relief, pitching 3 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits, striking out three and walking none.

Game 2 - Huston-Tillotson 11, Panthers 9: Bear had three hits, including a two-run homer and four RBI, while Lingua and Steven Williams each had two hits in the wild nightcap in which there was at least one scored in every inning.

Trailing 6-3 in the fifth, Prairie View A&M scored four runs all with two outs to regain the lead. With one out, Jamison singled to left field and Baker walked. With two outs, Bear singled to center to score Jamison. A wild pitch scored Baker as Bear advanced to second. Williams then singled to left to score Bear to tie the score at 6-6. Garcia's single to right center scored Williams to give PVAMU a 7-6 lead.

Huston-Tillotson scored three in the sixth to regain the lead for good. After the Panthers scored one in the sixth to cut the deficit to 9-8, the Rams scored three in the top of the seventh to make it 11-8. PVAMU added a run in the home seventh on a bases loaded walk to Xavier Jefferson, but a double play to end the game ended the threat.

Courtesy: Prairie View A&M Sports Information

Southeastern Louisiana 9 Alcorn State 1

HAMMOND, La. – Alcorn State fell 9-1 to Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday.
Alcorn State was not able to recover from a slow start, falling behind 3-0 after the second inning.

The Braves cut into the lead by one run in the third, making the score 3-1.

SELU scored three runs in the fourth, to make the score 6-1 at that state, and added three more in the seventh, for the 6-1 final.

The Braves struggled to generate hits, totaling just four in the loss.

Auburn 19 Alabama A&M 5

AUBURN, Ala. - Alabama A&M was unable to keep pace in a 19-5 loss to Auburn on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs fell behind early, trailing 3-0 after one.

AAMU scored one run in the second, to make the score 3-1. Auburn answered in the bottom of the frame, scoring a run of its own to make the score 4-1.

Alabama A&M scored another run two runs in the third, and added two more in the sixth to make the score 9-5 after six innings.

The game was out of reach at that point for the Bulldogs, as they would eventually fall 19-5.


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