AAMU Baseball Loses 17th Straight
NORMAL – The Alabama A&M baseball team dropped their 17th straight this time in the first contest of the SWAC three game series with first place Jackson State University 3-1.
A&M out hit the Tigers seven to five but left eight on base while Jackson State recorded an out in three different innings when the Bulldogs were in scoring position.
Freshman Josh Freeman started the game but after giving up three runs and two hits was pulled after three innings and replaced by redshirt junior Joshua Blocker. In six innings of work Blocker posted three strikeouts and nine groundouts while facing 21 batters.
The Maroon & White lone run came in the sixth inning when Jordan Friend grounded out to second base posting the lone RBI by scoring Brandyn Crutcher.
Game two of the doubleheader saw the Bulldog bats heat up recording nine runs over four innings. The only thing to stop A&M at the plate was the weather as a slow moving thunderstorm moved into Normal and eventually rained out the first day of the Eastern Division’s first place versus fifth place series.
The game was called with Juan Lopez at the plate, no outs and two strikes in the bottom of the fifth inning with A&M up 9-7 after posting nine hits.
AAMU and Jackson will pick up right where they left off on Sunday, April 1st at 11 a.m. at the Bulldog baseball field. The final game of the series will be played 20 minutes following the end of game two.