Saturday, May 28, 2016

ASU abuzz with NCAA baseball excitement

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama State baseball coach Mervyl Melendez said he always has high expectations for his teams and builds his program around them.

The Hornets set a school record with 38 wins this season, including wins over South Alabama and Tennessee. The win at Tennessee on April 27 was the second over a Southeastern Conference program in three seasons.

Melendez admitted that he wasn’t sure how his team would come together this season, as the Hornets returned only two starters from last year.

“You never know what to expect from a young team,” Melendez said. “You certainly don’t expect them to be so successful at the plate. These kids know what it takes to win and they’ve shown that from the beginning of practice.”

Alabama State became the first team to complete an undefeated season in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.


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