Baseball Golden Tigers break into win column
TUSKEGEE, Ala. – After 14 games away from Washington Field, the Tuskegee baseball team won two-of-three games from the Kentucky State Wildcats last weekend. The Golden Tigers defeated the Thorobreds 10-2 on Saturday and split a doubleheader on Sunday, losing 5-2 in the first game and winning the second contest 11-9.
Tavin Clary (1-3) picked up his first win of the season in Saturday’s game. KSU’s James Coleman was the loser, falling to 1-2. Clary allowed one run, one hit and had one strikeout.
The Golden Tigers pounded out 10 hits, lead by Danny Barnes with 3 and Gene Moody with 2. Barnes hit an inside the park home run in the fifth inning.
The Thorobreds jumped out to a 5-0 lead in Sunday’s first game, before the Golden Tigers put two runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth inning. Each team was blanked in the seventh inning, resulting in a 5-2 victory for the visiting Thorobreds.
William Buford, who pitched 5.2 innings, suffered the loss. Arefes Everett picked up the win for the Thorobreds. The Golden Tigers were held to four hits.
In Sunday’s second game, the Golden Tigers’ bats woke up and they held on for an 11-9 victory over the Thorobreds. The Golden Tigers had 12 hits, giving freshman pitcherJohn Bryant (1-1) his first collegiate victory.
The Golden Tigers (2-15) will face the Panthers of Clark Atlanta in a single game in Atlanta on Wed., Mar. 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET.