HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Baseball Recaps: February 19


New Orleans 14 Prairie View A&M 0


NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Prairie View A&M Panthers fell to New Orleans 14-0 in the final day of play in the MLB Urban Youth Invitational on Sunday.

The Panthers would manage just six hits in the contest. Xavier Jefferson would go 2 for 4 on the day, the most hits of any Panther in the lineup.

Prairie View would struggle on the mound. Andres Faltesek would go six innings for the Panthers, allowing seven runs on nine hits and totaling four strikeouts.

Illinois Chicago 6, Prairie View A&M 1


NEW ORLEANS, La. -Prairie View A&M would struggle offensively in a 6-1 loss to Illinois Chicago in its final game of the MLB Urban Youth Invitational on Sunday.

A home run by Avery Williams, who went 1 for 3 on the day, was the only offense that the Panthers would be able to generate. Prairie View would be held to just four hits in the contest.

Tyler Laux went six and two thirds innings for the Panthers. Laux allowed four runs on four hits while compiling a solid six strikeouts.

La Tech 16, Arkansas Pine Bluff 1


RUSTON, La. – Arkansas Pine Bluff was outmatched from the beginning, as the Golden Lions fell to Louisiana Tech 16-1 on Sunday.

UAPB’s lone run came courtesy of Juan Soriano, who homered in the fifth inning. Soriano went 1 for 3 with one RBI in the game.

Anton Luster threw three innings for the Lions. Luster allowed five runs on six hits and had three walks.

25 Maryland 9, Alabama State 7


CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Alabama State Hornets gave #25 Maryland all it could handle in a 9-7 loss on Sunday.

The Hornets offense was paced by Eriq White and Hunter Phillips, who eac had two RBIs apiece. White went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Phillips went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

The Hornets struggled with its pitching and forced itself to try and match Maryland run for run. Terrell McCall went the three and one third innings pitched, giving up four earned runs on five hits in the loss.

Alcorn State 6, Southern 5


NEW ORLEANS, La. – A hard fought game between Alcorn State and Southern came down to the wire, with the Braves ending both teams MLB Urban Youth Invitational with a 6-5 win.

The Braves were led by Walter Vives, who drove in two runs on the day. Vives went 1 for four in the batter’s box with two RBIs.

Austin Willis-Greene went five and 1/3 for theBraves, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out five.

For the Jaguars, John Pope went 2 for 4 and recorded two RBIs to lead the way offensively for Southern.

On the mound, Wilhelm Allen went four innings for the Jags, allowing just one run on five hits and three strikeouts.

Morehead State 3, Jackson State 1


JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State was held to just one hit in a 3-1 loss to Morehead State on Sunday.

The Tigers lone run came on a ground out RBI from Lamar Briggs. Briggs went 1 for 4 that that RBI on the day.

Miguel Yrigoyen went 5 innings for the Tigers, giving up two earned runs on five hits and striking out five.

North Dakota State 7, Mississippi Valley State 4


ITTA BENA, Miss. – Mississippi Valley’s baseball team started the season with an exhausting four-game home series against the North Dakota State University Bisons.

Showing the depth and ability of their bullpen, MVSU was able to push NDSU to their limits. In the final game, the Delta Devils were able to pull together an excellent rally, after being down 4-0.

MVSU’s run in the third was the start of a brilliant stretch. The Delta Devils allowed two in the fourth and score one of their own. In the seventh, two runs by MVSU closed the gap on the run deficit.

NDSU scored one additional run in the eighth.

Kyle Colston received the for MVSU on the mound, as the Delta Devils succumbed 7-4.

Courtesy of Mississippi Valley State Sports Information

Illinois Chicago 9, Grambling State 3


NEW ORLEANS, La. – Grambling State was held to just three hits in its 9-3 loss to Illinois Chicago on Monday.

Daniel Barnett, the lone Tiger to record an RBI, did not have a hit, but his RBI came by way of an error by the third basebase for Illinois Chicago.

On the mound, Christian Marquez threw five innings, while allowing seven runs on hits and totaling two strikeouts for the Tigers.

Fort Wayne 10, Alabama A&M 6 (Game 1)

Fort Wayne 15, Alabama A&M 1 (Game 2)

BOX SCORE (Game 1)

BOX SCORE (Game 2)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A seven-run second inning by Fort Wayne proved the difference Sunday in a 10-6 win over Alabama A&M.

The game was the first of a rescheduled doubleheader. Fort Wayne won the second game 15-1.

In the opener, Fernando Diaz Jr. doubled and tripled for the Bulldogs and Wilanier Betancourt singled twice.

After a 1-2-3 first inning, the Mastodons jumped on A&M starter Owen Stubberfield for seven runs in the second inning.

The Mastodons built a 9-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth when the Bulldogs struck for four runs.

Zeth Malcom started the A&M rally when he walked to open the Bulldogs’ sixth and moved to third on Carson McGregory ‘s double down the right-field line.

Betancourt followed with a run-scoring single and Cornelius Woods also singled to left to score McGregory and move Betancourt to second.

Joannes Diaz ‘s sacrifice bunt moved Woods to second and Betancourt to third. Betancourt then scored on a ground out and Woods later scored on a passed ball and the inning ended with the Bulldogs cutting Fort Wayne’s lead to 9-5.

Fort Wayne 15, A&M 1, Game 2

Carson McGregory had a pair of singles but the Bulldogs fell hard to Fort Wayne in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader.

The Mastodons broke open the game with a seven-run sixth inning.

Courtesy of Alabama A&M Sports Information