SIAC names Tuskegee’s India Blakely and Albany State’s Lachlan Ross Woman and Man of the Year

Courtesy Tyler Williams Associate Commissioneer of Communications and Senior Woman Administrator of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the inaugural SIAC Woman and Man of the Year honorees, sponsored by GEICO. India Blakely, a women’s basketball player and captain at Tuskegee University, majoring in Occupational Therapy, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Woman of the Year. Lachlan Ross, an international baseball player at Albany State University majoring in Accounting, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Man of the Year. The Man and Woman…

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Coppin State to take on East Carolina in NCAA Baseball Tourney

Coppin State, who claimed victory in the MEAC Baseball Tournament , after besting Delaware State 18-12, has found out their opponent in their first round opponent in the NCAA Baseball Championship. The Eagles, (24-28) will make their NCAA Tournament debut against the Pirates of East Carolina University (42-18) in the Greenville Regional. The Pirates, defeated the Cougars of the University of Houston 6-1 to capture the American Athletic Conference (AAC) championship. The white-out Cougars will enter the matchup on an 18-game win streak and the Eagles will likely also have…

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Alabama State wins SWAC Baseball Tourney, secures regional slot

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Links Box Score BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- After four hours and 53 minutes, Christian Lopez fielded a ground ball at third, stepped on the bag, and threw across the diamond to complete a double play and send Alabama State into a celebration with a 6-5 14-inning championship victory over Southern in the SWAC Baseball Tournament Championship game at Regions Field on Sunday. Alabama State and Southern swapped the lead throughout the game including in the 13th inning when both teams scored to force the game into the 14th where…

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Albany State falls to Miles, 15-10 in Black College World Series

Courtesy Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State University Golden Rams were defeated by the Miles College Golden Bears (15-10) in the 2022 Black College World Series held at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. The Golden Rams were held scoreless until the bottom of the 6th inning when Malik Bellreached on a fielder’s choice to score Lachlan Ross to make the score (10-1).  The Golden Rams scored 2 more runs when Hill Corleydoubled to left field to score Tyler McConnelland Nicholas Hernandez.  The Golden Rams closed the gap to (10-5) when Pierce Thomassingled up the middle to score Hill Corley and Malik…

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Albany State gets win over Kentucky State in BCWS opener

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…

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SIAC names baseball All-Conference Honourees

From the SIAC:  The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its 2022 baseball all-conference awards, as voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. Savannah State’s Joe Smith headlines the all-conference team after being selected as the 2022 SIAC Player of the Year alongside Miles’ Kody Long who was named 2022 Starting Pitcher of the Year. Spring Hill’s Michael Romano earned this year’s Relief Pitcher of the Year honor.  Miles’ Michael Archie was selected as the 2022 SIAC Freshman of the Year alongside, Benedict’s Bradon O’Connor, who was named Utility Player of the Year. Savannah State’s head coach, Carlton Hardy, has been named 2022 SIAC…

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Albany State splits Friday double dip with Edward Waters

The Albany State baseball team split a Friday doubleheader to take two out of three games in their season-ending series against the Tigers of Edward Waters. In Game 2 it was the Tigers who got on the board first off the bat of third baseman Adrian Laro, whose two-run double in the bottom of the first plated Daquarius Thompkins and Dalton Pass. Albany State answered in the top of the second inning, scoring their first run of the day and inning when Hill Corley flied out to center field that…

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Albany State defeats Edward Waters 9-2

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State University Golden Rams baseball team defeated the Edward Waters Tigers (9-2) in game #1 of their 3-game series on Thursday, April 28.  The Golden Rams improved to 26-11 (24-5 in the SIAC) while the Tigers fell to 23-23.  The Golden Rams improved to (12-6) on the road.  The first pitch in game #2 is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Friday, April 29. The Golden Rams broke open a scoreless game by scoring 4 runs in the Top of the 2nd inning. …

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Albany State baseball prepares for last road trip of season

The Albany State baseball team is heading to Jacksonville, Florida for a weekend three-game series against the Tigers of Edward waters College. The Golden Rams (25-11, 24-5 SIAC) are coming into a game fresh off being knocked around 19-9 by Georgia Southwestern at home on Tuesday, while Edward Waters ( 23-22 , 9-12 SIAC) enters the series fresh off a three-game sweep of Benedict last week . The series commences Thursday, April 28, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EST.

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Albany State drops home game to GA Southwestern, 19-9

The Albany State baseball team could not end their home season on a high note, as they were defeated by the Hurricanes of Georgia Southwestern, 19-9. Albany State found themselves in a hole right away, as the Hurricanes got right to work in the first inning. Tyler Skelton got things with an RBI double that plated Miles Hartsfield, putting the Hurricanes up 1-0. Later in the inning, Reid Ragsdale drew a bases-loaded walk that brought home Skelton and put GA SW up 2-0. Garrett Bradley drew another walk that scored…

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