HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Baseball Recaps: April 25



PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Prairie View struggled in a 17-4 loss to Incarnate Word on Tuesday.

The Panthers would get an early 1-0 lead after the first inning. However, it would be all Incarnate Word from there. Prairie View would trail 9-1 after the third inning of the contest.

The Panthers would get two runs in the bottom half of the fifth, making the score 11-3. But the deficit would be too much to overcome, leading to the loss.

Cody Den Beste would go three-for-four with two RBIs and one run scored in the loss.

Samford 31, Alabama A&M 1


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama A&M would fall, 31-1 to Samford on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs were outmatched form the beginning, trailing 2-0 after the first, and 10-1 after the second. The Bulldogs would not be able to mount a comeback, generating just five hits in the loss.

Pierre Brewton would drive in the lone RBI for the Bulldogs in the loss.

Grambling State 15, Texas College 4 (Game 1)

Grambling State 17, Texas College 0

BOX SCORE (Game 1)

BOX SCORE (Game 2)

GRAMBLING, La. – The Grambling State baseball team routed Texas College in a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon, winning 15-4 and 17-0 at R. W. E. Jones Park.

In the first game, Grambling (17-25) scored 15 runs on 10 hits. Wesley Drain, Tray Bell and Rafael Ramirez each had two hits. Ramirez had two home runs and five RBI.

Anthony Hernandez picked up his second win of the season after pitching five innings and giving up four hits and four earned runs while striking out three batters.

The Tigers set season-highs of 17 runs, 17 hits, 17 RBI, five doubles and three homers in game two. Chris Perez, Ace Felder, Bell and Ramirez all hit doubles in the night cap and Daniel Barnett, Matthew Fountain and Perez hit home runs.

Marshawn Taylor went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Perez was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Each of GSU’ starters had at least one hit.

Jonathan Reid improved to 1-2 on the season with the win. He tossed a three-hit shutout and struck out nine batters in six innings.

Grambling has a key SWAC matchup this weekend when it hosts Texas Southern. TSU (15-24, 13-7 SWAC) is currently in first place in the Western Division, while GSU (17-25, 11-8 SWAC) is second. The three-game series begins with a 6 p.m. game on Friday, followed by games at 3 p.m. game on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Courtesy of Grambling State Sports Information

Northwestern State 11, Mississippi Valley State 1


NATCHITOCHES, La. – Mississippi Valley State fell to Northwestern State 11-1 on Tuesday. The Delta Devils would total just five hits in the loss.

MVSU would fall behind early. The Delta Devils would trail 3-0 after two innings. MVSU would allow seven runs in the sixth, to make the score 11-0.

The Delta Devils would get its only run of the contest in the seventh, but would not be able to carry the momentum for the remainder of the game, leading to the loss.

Southern Louisiana 21, Alcorn State 3


HAMMOND, La. – A hot-hitting Southeastern Louisiana squad ended on the front end of a 21-3 decision over the Alcorn State University baseball program in seven innings Tuesday at Pat Kenelly Diamond.

The Braves (10-26, 6-12 SWAC) scored all of their runs in the first inning to jump in front 3-0. It came via a three-run bomb to left field by senior Jason Saenz. It was his second homer of the season and Alcorn’s 13th as a team.

The dinger scored junior Wallace Rios Jimenez who started the game with a walk. It extended his on-base streak to 33 contests.

The homer also plated senior Walter Vives who knocked two hits in the affair. It marked his 12th multi-hit game of the year which ties Rios for a team-high.

SLU (25-15, 12-9 SLC) took control with eight runs in the first and five more in the second to lead 13-3. The Lions took advantage of five errors by the Braves in the game.

Senior Reginald Johnson got the start for Alcorn and gave up eight runs, but only two were earned. Sophomores Devon Key and Joe Smith made appearances out of the bullpen.

Courtesy of Alcorn State Sports Information