From Dr. Earnest Brow, Albany State Athletics
The Albany State University Golden Rams defeated the Kentucky State University Thorobreds (12-2) in the opening game of the 2022 Black College World held at RiverwalkStadium in Montgomery, Alabama.
In the 4th inning, the Golden Rams scored when Tucker Jordan singled up the middle to score Malik Bell to make it (1-1).
In the 5th inning, Malik Bell hit a sacrifice fly to score Nicholas Hernandez to make the score (4-1).
The Golden Rams scored 8 runs in the 7thinning to end the game. Tucker Jordan singled to drive in 2 runs. TJ Thomas singled to left field to score a run. Lavoisier Fisher singled to right field to score 2 runs. Nicholas Hernandezdrew a walk to score a run. Nathan Lloydsingled up in the middle to score 2 runs.
Tyler Bullock (3-2) was the winning pitcher for the Golden Rams.
On Thursday, the Golden Rams will play the winner between Miles College and Bluefield State at 9:00 am.
The Black College World Series is in its second year and will feature eight HBCU baseball teams, made up of four from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and four from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). School baseball programs from these two athletic governing associations constitute the “small school” division.
The tournament will be held from May 11-15, 2022 with General Admission tickets on sale. Games will be lived streamed on the Black College Sports Network (BCSN) at www.mybcsn.net, the BCSN YouTube channel (@mybcsn1), Facebook page (@mybcsn1), and Twitter page (@mybcsn1).