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Baseball Recaps: April 24

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Release: 04/25/2018
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Arkansas Pine Bluff 7 Little Rock 4

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Arkansas Pine Bluff defeated Little Rock, 7-4 in a midweek contest on Tuesday.

The Golden Lions fell behind in the second inning, as Little Rock opened the scoring making by scoring one run and making the score 1-0.

UAPB took the lead in the bottom of the third. Nick Kreutzer doubled down the left field line to drive in two runs. JP Soriano added an RBI single, to make the score 3-1 in favor of UAPB after three.

The Golden Lions added another run in the fourth to increase its lead to 4-1, when Ryan Mallison hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Larry Sims to score.

UAPB added three more insurance runs in the seventh. Ricardo Sanchez knocked in a double that brought in two runs and scored the third run on a wild pitch to take a 7-2 lead. UAPB gave up two runs late but was able to hang on for the three-run win.

Kreutzer went 2 for 2 from the plate with two RBIs in the win for UAPB.

Peyton Burks threw 7 innings, allowing eight hits and striking out six while picking up the win.

Tulane 8 Texas Southern 2

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Texas Southern fell 8-2 to Tulane on Tuesday in New Orleans in non-conference action.

The Tigers fell behind early, as Tulane took a 3-0 lead after one. Tulane added three more runs in the third, to increase TXSO’s deficit to 6-0 early on.

The Tigers got on the board in the fourth, when Blake Hicks knocked in a RBI single to make the score 6-1.

Texas Southern added another run in the sixth. Christian Sanchez walked with the bases loaded to allow a run to score. The Tigers were unable to complete the comeback effort in this game, ultimately falling 8-2.

Sanchez was 2 for 4 from the plate in the loss for TXSO.

Nicholls 12 Southern 3

BATON ROUGE, La. – Southern was unable to keep pace in a 12-3 loss to Nicholls on Tuesday.
The Jaguars kept the game close early on. After giving up two runs in the first, SUBR answered in the bottom of the first, when John Pope singled to left to cut the deficit to 2-1.

The Jaguars let the game get away from them in the third, allowing four runs to make the score 6-1.

SUBR scored two runs in the bottom of the bottom of the eighth, scoring both runs on a fielding error by Nicholls, but the deficit proved too great resulting in the defeat.

Pope was 1 for 4 from the plate in the defeat for the Jaguars.

Alabama State 6 Jacksonville State 2

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama State pounded out nine hits, running by Jacksonville State in their regular season home finale 6-2 at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex Tuesday night.

Alabama State (22-19) jumped on the board early against the Gamecocks with a run in the third and another in the fourth to take a 2-0 lead. The Hornets used a Jacksonville State error, one of four by the Gamecocks, to get their first run of the game as Cristopher DeGuzman was able to come across the plate. They added another in the fourth in an RBI single by Hunter Allen in the fourth.

Gustavo Rios pushed the lead to 4-0 when he singled to right field to score Ray Hernandez and Estrada, before they pushed the lead to 5-0 when Estrada launched a solo home run to right center. Hernandez singled to left field to score Yamil Pagan in the bottom of the sixth for the final run of the game for the Hornets.

Jacksonville State (22-19) was able to get on the board in the seventh inning when Alex Strachan hit a two-run home run in the right center field for the final margin.

Rios, the reigning Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Hitter of the Week, finished the night 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Joshua Dunson added a pair of hits in the win.

Chase Laney (5-1) picked up the win, working four innings of relief and giving up a pair of runs off of five hits. Terrell McCall recorded his fourth save as he working one inning of scoreless with a pair of strikeouts.

Courtesy: Alabama State Athletic Strategic Communications

Jarvis Christian 7 Prairie View A&M 5 (Game 1)
Prairie View A&M 10 Jarvis Christian 3 (Game 2)

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Prairie View A&M University baseball team split a pair of games in double header action at Tankersley Field on Tuesday, falling to Jarvis Christian in game one 7-5 and earning a 10-3 victory in game two.

Game One

The Panthers scored one run on three hits in their half of the first inning. Xavier Jefferson singled to center field advancing to second base with a Jalyn Baker single to left field. Two at bats later, Jefferson scored following Calvin Rucker's single to make the score 1-0. PVAMU added one more run in the second on a pair of base hits.

Steven Williams singled up the middle, before advancing on a sacrifice bunt by Andrew Garcia. Williams advanced to third on a balk and scored on a Corbin Jamison single to left field. At the end of two innings PVAMU led 2-0.

The Panthers added runs in the third and the fifth innings to make the score 5-0 going into the final two innings. In the sixth and seventh innings Jarvis Christian rallied and scored seven runs to win the first game.

Game two

PVAMU scored seven runs on four hits in the first inning of the second game. Jefferson homered to lead off the inning for the Panthers. Daniel Lingua singled and stealing second base in the same segmet. One at bat later, an Avery Williams single to left center field allowed Lingua to score from second. Ezekiel Bear advanced to second base, on the next at bat Garcia was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

Tyler Gordon walked as Ezekiel Bear scored from third base. Kaylor Lewis reached base on a fielder's choice, allowing a pair of Panther base runners to cross home plate. Demarie Smith singled to center field allowing two more Panthers to score to make the count 7-0 after one inning.

The Panthers added a trio of runs in the following innings, receiving strong performances on the mound from the PVAMU pitching staff, the Panthers earned the win.

Courtesy: Prairie View A&M Sports Information

Grambling State 15 Alcorn State 2

LORMAN, Miss. - Rafael Ramirez, III, drove in six runs and hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam to highlight a 10-run sixth inning, as the Grambling State University baseball team rolled past Alcorn State, 15-2, on Tuesday night at Willie E. "Rat" McGowan Stadium.

Alcorn State (10-30) plated one run in the bottom of the first inning and another run in the third to grab a 2-0 lead.

Grambling State (22-19) cut the deficit in half as Ramirez belted a solo shot in the fourth inning.

The Tigers, who won all four games against the Braves this season, blew the game wide open in the top of the sixth with 10 runs on five hits and took advantage of four walks to take a 11-2 lead.

Marshawn Taylor was hit by a pitch to begin the frame and came home to score the tying run on a double by Richard Ortiz. Ramirez followed with a single to left center to plate Ortiz and with one out, Drexler Macaay walked. Garrett Smith singled to right to load the bases. Bo Fletcher, who played for the Braves last season, walked to score Ramirez from third.

Phil Adams, Jr. came to the plate and singled to right to score Macaay. Ace Felder followed with a walk to score Smith. After a Taylor strikeout, Ortiz walked to plate Fletcher. That set the stage for Ramirez, who belted a 2-1 pitch over the right field wall to give him his 14th homer of the season and his second grand slam in five days.

The Tigers extended the advantage in seventh with four runs on three hits and took advantage of one error.

Smith walked with one out and stole second and advanced to third on an error. Fletcher drew a walk and stole second. With two down, Felder reached on an infield hit as Smith scored from third. A balk scored Fletcher from third as Felder moved to second. Taylor followed with a base hit up the middle to plate Felder. After back-to-back walks to Ortiz and Ramirez, Isaiah Torres singled to score Taylor as Grambling State pushed the lead to 15-2.

Inside the Numbers
* Grambling State picked up 15 runs on nine hits, committed one error and left six on base.
* Rafael Ramirez went 3-for-3, with six RBIs and three runs scored to pace the Tiger offense.
* Ace Felder (two RBIs), Richard Ortiz (two RBIs), Marshawn Taylor, Isaiah Torres, Garrett Smith and Phil Adams each recorded one hit.
* Elijah Saunders started on the hill for the Tigers and gave up two runs on two hits, with a pair of walks in three innings.
* Ryan Huntington (2-1) came on in relief and pitched four innings to pick up the win. He surrendered just one hit and fanned a career and season-high 10 batters.
* Alcorn State tallied two runs on three hits, committed one error and stranded four baserunners.
* Der'Vincent Hamilton went 2-for-3, with a pair of runs batted in, to lead the Braves at the plate.
* Tyler Smith pitched four innings and gave up one run (Ramirez solo homer) on one hit, fanned four and walked a pair in getting a no decision.
* Brandon Thomas took the loss as he was tagged for eight runs on four hits, with four walks and two strikeouts in 1.1 innings of work.
* Joe Smith pitched 1.2 innings in relief and gave up six runs on four hits, walked five and fanned three.

Courtesy: Grambling State Sports Information

Northwestern State 21 Mississippi Valley State 0

NATCHITOCHES, La. – Mississippi Valley State was shutout 21-0 on Tuesday.

The Delta Devils fell behind big erly, allowing eight runs in the first to trail 8-0.

NWSU added two more runs in the second and third to make the score 10-0 after three.

The Delta Devils did not have an answer on this night, resulting in the loss.

MVSU was unable to generate offense, totaling just three hits as a team in the defeat