Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Golden Lions roll past Bulldogs in SWAC tournament opener

NEW ORLEANS -- The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Baseball advances in the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament with a 16-6 win over Alabama A&M in seven innings, here Wednesday afternoon at the Wesley Barrow Stadium.

In a contest that saw three, three-run homers with both Aderly Perez and Jaqueese Moore belting homers for the Golden Lions. Perez's three-run shot came in UAPB's half of the second inning, while Moore's came in their half of the sixth.

Cornelius Woods' three-run shot for AAMU came in the top of the first inning for the Bulldogs.

UAPB finished the contest with 17 hits, where AAMU recorded six.

Both Michael Bradley and Perez finished the contest with four hits apiece to lead the Golden Lions from the plate. Also Bradley finished the contest with six RBIs and scoring two runs for UAPB.

Carlton Pepper finished the contest with three hits to lead the Bulldogs.

Humberto Medina (6-5) received the win for UAPB. This Golden Lion hurler pitched five innings, allowing five hits, five earned runs and striking out three in the 25 batters he faced. Blake Estep also toed the rubber for UAPB. He pitched two innings, allowing four hits, one earned run and striking out one in the 10 batters he faced.

Brandon Marsonek (4-12) the AAMU starter went two and two-third innings, allowing 11 hits, 11 earned runs and striking out one in the 20 batters he faced. Caleb Roberts also took to the hill for the Bulldogs. He pitched four innings in relief, allowing eight hits, five earned runs and striking out three in the 23 batters he faced.

AAMU took an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on the Wood homer.

Moore cut AAMU's lead to 3-1 as he scored on a Perez single to left field.
The Golden Lions would then score six runs in their half of the second inning, five in their half of the third, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.

AAMU scored one run in the third, one in the fourth and one in the sixth for the 16-6 finale.

With the win, UAPB raises their record to 22-23, whereas AAMU lowers their record to 13-43.

UAPB will return to action tomorrow, May 19 against Texas Southern in a 3 p.m. winner's bracket game. In their game, TSU defeated Jackson State, 12-2 in their 9 a.m. matchup.


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