Looking to gain ground in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Grambling State University’s baseball team took on the University of Arkansas at Pine-Bluff Monday as they played a make up game that was postponed last month due to inclement weather.
The Tigers split two games of that series and are looking to win the home series 2-1.
It was a beautiful warm evening as the first pitch was thrown and the Tigers looked to gain ground in the division in order to hold a higher seed in the SWAC tournament. Unfortunately, the Tigers offense couldn’t keep up with UAPB and were topped 15-5 giving UAPB a 2-1 series win.
The Tigers are looking to maintain consistency and winning habits freshman Justin Marzett spoke on the teams’ goals.
“We want to win our last six games and get a good seed then eventually take home the ring.”
On Saturday the Tigers completed a three game series with University of Arkansas Pine Bluff at the Torii Hunter Complex.
In game one the Tigers were off to a quiet start as they were scoreless through the first three innings until Darren Farmer hit a 2 RBI triple making the score 2-1 until UAPB scored three in the bottom half of the fourth. The Golden-Lions led 4-2.
The Tigers went scoreless in the next four innings until the ninth where they scored two runs but came up short losing 6-4.
The Tigers played the second game of their double header later in the afternoon, which was a pitcher’s duel that didn’t produce the first run until the 6th inning when Darren Farmer hit a RBI single scoring Edwin Drexler.
The game was in the Tigers control from the start and they secured the victory by scoring two additional runs in 9th shutting out UAPB 3-0.
The final game was played Sunday the Tigers allowed two runs through two innings until Korey Hall scored off a RBI single by Kris Minter.
The Tigers wouldn’t score again till the 7th inning while allowing two runs in the 5th and four runs in the 7th inning. It was an 8-2 ball game going into the 9th and the Tigers only scored one run off two hits and eventually lost 8-3. UAPB won the series 2-1.
The Tigers next key opponents are Southern University and Louisiana Tech.