Golden Tigers sweep Concordia @ Paterson

MONTGOMERY, Ala. ( —  The Tuskegee University baseball team scored early and often, putting 25 runs on the board in a doubleheader sweep of Concordia (Ala.) College in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon.

Tuskegee (9-17, 5-4 SIAC) used an eight-run first inning to run away from Concordia 13-0 in game one, and used seven runs over the last three inning to pull away in game two 12-3.

The Golden Tigers exploded in the first inning of game with eight runs, coming off of just two hits. They used a patient approach at the plate (five walks), baserunning awareness (two stolen bases) and took advantage of mistakes (five wild pitches leading to runs) to jump ahead early in the contest and give a lead to starter Jordyn Thomas (2-0).

Thomas would need just the first run of the game scored by Evan Kearse, as the sophomore finished with a complete game effort. He allowed just two hits and struck out a season-high in the opening game victory.

Alexander Henderson, playing in front of his hometown crowd for the first time this season, went 2-for-2 in the opener. He scored four runs and knocked in one other, while drawing two walks. Although he was the only player with multiple hits in the opener, several players finished with multiple runs scored.

Kearse finished 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and a pair of RBI, Miles Martin scored a pair of runs scored while going 1-for-2, and Elgin Woodside picked up a pair of runs batted in. While he did not record a hit, he kept his on-base percentage on the rise as Ricky Green drew three walks in the opener.

In the nightcap, Green (1-0) worked three innings to earn his first win of the season, giving up two runs off of two hits. He gave way to Christian Marshall who worked four innings for his first career save, allowing one runs off of two hits and striking out five.

Lane Williams led the 10-hit attack in the second game, finishing 3-for-4 with three runs batted in. Gemini Jackson provided the big hits for Tuskegee, finishing 2-for-4 with a two-run homerun, while Elgin Woodside finished 1-for-2 with a triple and RBI.

Tuskegee returns to action this weekend in a three-game set against Miles on the road beginning Saturday afternoon at 12 noon.

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