Saturday, June 4, 2016

Alabama State Hornets Lose NCAA Tournament Opener To Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- The 2016 SWAC Champion Alabama State baseball team lost its NCAA Tournament opening game to Florida State 18-6 Friday night at Dick Howser Stadium.
The Hornets (38-16) will face South Alabama (40-21) in an 11 a.m. CT elimination game Saturday with a live radio broadcast on and a live video stream on
Florida State (38-20) took advantage of three first-inning errors by Alabama State to take a 7-0 lead.
Trailing 10-1 after four innings, the Hornets rallied in the seventh. Ray Hernandez led off with a single. With two outs, pinch hitter Hunter Allen singled to left field, scoring Hernandez. Yamil Pagan then doubled to left center, scoring Allen. Diandre Amion then homered on a 3-2 pitch to right field, cutting the ASU deficit to 10-6.
However, two seventh-inning Alabama State errors contributed to seven Florida State runs.
Hernandez, Dillon Cooper, and Chris Biocic each had two hits for the Hornets, who will face South Alabama for the third time this season. The Jaguars won 4-3 in 10 innings in Mobile on Feb. 24, while Alabama State won 12-7 in Montgomery on April 5.


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