Golden Tigers take sting out of Hornets

4/15/2011

 

TUSKEGEE, Ala. – The Tuskegee baseball team won its sixth consecutive home game, defeating the Alabama State Hornets 8-6 at Washington Field on Thursday afternoon.

The Golden Tigers (10-14, 6-3 SIAC) scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 6-6 tie to claim the win over the visiting Hornets (11-18).

Freshman Cameron Duncan pitched 7.1 innings before he got relief help from sophomore hurler Jeremy Williams, who tossed 1.2 innings.  Freshman William McCrary blanked the Hornets in the top of the ninth inning for the team’s first save of the year.  Williams picked up his first win of the season.

Eight Golden Tigers pounded out hits, including a solo homer by Bryant Chambliss in the bottom of the second inning and triples by Cash Oliver, William McCrary and Thomas Bradley.

The Golden Tigers’ pitching staff held the Division I opponent to six hits, while striking out seven ASU Hornets.

The Golden Tigers avenged a season-opening loss to the Hornets in a game played at Patterson Field in Montgomery, Ala.

Tuskegee will host the Golden Bears of Miles College in a three-game series this weekend.  Miles and Tuskegee are tied for second place in the SIAC West standings.

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