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Courtesy: Alcorn State Sports Information

Baseball Recaps: May 5

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 05/05/2018
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Texas Southern 11 Grambling State 3

HOUSTON, Texas - Texas Southern scored six runs in the seventh, to defeat Grambling State 11-3 on Saturday in Houston.

Texas Southern (23-25, 17-5 SWAC) took the lead early.  Christian Sanchez doubled to right field ti give The Tigers the 1-0 in the first.   Jose Camacho added an RBI single up the middle to give TSU the 2-0 lead after one.

The Tigers also scored two runs in the second.  Kamren Dukes knocked a 2 RBI double down the left field line to make the score 4-0.

Grambling State (22-22, 13-10 SWAC) got on the board in the fifth.  Isaiah Torres singled to the left side to make the score 4-1.

Texas Southern added a run in the fifth, when Gaudencio Lucca homered to give TSU the 5-1 lead.

Grambling State made the contest a two run game in the seventh.  Torres RBI single to drive in one run.  Later, Drexler Macaay hit a sacrifice fly to drive in GSU’s second run of the inning and make the score 5-3.

Texas Southern pulled away in the seventh.    TXSO scored six runs in that frame, which was paced by a 2 RBI single from Sanchez to make the score 11-3, which held as the final.

Torres was 2 for 5 from the batter’s box, with two RBis in the defeat for Grambling State.

Sanchez went 2 for 4 with three RBis and two runs scored in the win for Texas Southern.

Ryan Schneider tossed six innings, allowing two runs on nine hits and striking out four in the win.

Arkansas Pine Bluff 6 Prairie View A&M 5 (Game 1)

Prairie View A&M 12 Arkansas Pine Bluff 3 (Game 2)

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Arkansas Pine Bluff and Prairie View A&M split their doubleheader on Saturday, with the Golden Lions taking game one and the Panthers taking game 2.

Game One

Game one was a back-and-forth tilt.  The contest was scoreless until UAPB (19-21, 11-10 SWAC) broke the ice in the second to take a 1-0 lead on a John Magnuson sacrifice fly.

Prairie View A&M tied the game in the third.  Tyler Gordon singled up the middle to the score at 1-1.

The Panthers took the lead in the fourth.  Aver Williams knocked in an RBI single to center field to give the Panthers the 2-1 lead.

UAPB took the lead back in the sixth.  Jacob Columbo knocked in a two RBI single to give the Golden Lions the 3-2 advantage.

In the seventh, Xavier Jefferson knocked in a 2 RBI single to give Prairie View A&M the 4-3 advantage.  Jalyn baker added an RBI double to right to make the score 5-3.

The Golden Lions came back in the ninth, Magnuson singled to left to make the score 5-4.  Later, Ryan Mallison doubled to center field to make the score a one-run game at 6-5.  The Golden Lions held on to the slim advantage, to take the win in game one.

Game Two

The Panthers controlled game two, defeating UAPB 12-3. 

PVAM scored three runs in the first and three runs in the second, to lead 6-0 early. 

PVAM added three more runs over the course of the fourth and fifth, to make the score 9-0. 

The Panthers held on for a 12-3 win.

Alabama A&M 8 Alcorn State 4

LORMAN, Miss. – The Alcorn State University baseball program struck first, but Alabama A&M pulled away with a five-run seventh inning to take Game Two in the conference series 8-4 Saturday at Willie E. "Rat" McGowan Stadium.

Alcorn was led offensively by Jordan McGowan, who batted 2-for-4 and scored a run. A.J. Makarewicz went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and a run. Hunter Wilson also posted a 1-for-4 effort with a double, Wallace Rios Jimenez hit 1-for-3 and brought in a run, and Justin Barna finished 1-for-3 and scored a run. Brendly Martina collected a hit in his lone plate appearance and added a run.

Starter Jahborus Smith (2-10) was handed the loss after giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks. The senior from Columbia, Miss. struck out eight of the 26 batters he faced in 6.0 innings of work. Tyler Smith allowed five runs on four hits and a walk, and Zachary Perez fanned three Bulldogs (11-37, 8-15 SWAC) and gave up as many hits in 3.0 innings of relief.

The Braves (12-33, 7-16) opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the first. Barna hit a one-out single to left and Hamilton was then hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Wilson reached on a fielder's choice to put runners on the corners, and Barna came in on a wild pitch to give Alcorn the 1-0 early lead.

AAMU responded with a pair of runs in the second. The leadoff Bulldog singled up the middle, stole second, and took third on a groundout to second. The visitors knotted the score at 1-1 on a single to left. A failed pickoff attempt allowed the runner to advance to third, and another throwing error made it a 2-1 advantage for the visitors.

After putting up another run in the fifth, the Maroon and White broke open the game with five runs on as many hits in the seventh. Alcorn would get three back in the bottom half of the frame to cut the AAMU lead in half 8-4. McGowan started with a leadoff single to left and Nicholas Hayes-Saltare was hit by a pitch. With Martina in to run for Hayes-Saltare, Makarewicz brought the pair in with a double to the gap in right center. The Orlando, Fla. native got to third on a Devin Walden groundout and touched home as Rios Jimenez found a hole through the left side of the defense. The Bulldogs limited the damage though as they turned a double play to get out of the inning.

Alcorn put a runner on second with one away in the bottom of the ninth, but AAMU got a strike out swinging and a pop up to second to bring the game to a close.

Tomorrow's series finale marks Senior Day for the Braves. The team will recognize its 13 seniors in a pregame ceremony at 12:30 p.m., with the game slated for a 1 p.m. first pitch.

Courtesy: Alcorn State Sports Information