The Grambling State Tigers Baseball team hosted the Bossier City Community College Cavaliers at R.W.E. Jones Park on Tuesday in a fall baseball scrimmage.
The Tigers won the first game (10-3) with good starting pitching from Brock Baker.
Baker gave the upcoming pitchers a high standard to meet. In game one, Dion Holbrook made a diving catch to get the Tigers first out in the first inning.
The Tigers first run was scored by senior shortstop, Juan Bueno. His single brought in Roger Diaz, putting Edwin Drexler in scoring position.
At the bottom of the eighth inning, the Tigers momentum picked up with them getting four runs. In game two, freshman catcher, Travarus Bell and sophomore second baseman, Remon Grant both had 1 RBI. The Tigers fought hard in this game but lost (4-3).
“Position players played well,” said James Cooper, head baseball coach. “We got off to a slow start, the guys were nervous and uptight, but as the game went on the guys got more relaxed and hits started to go up.
“We struggle with hitting with runners in scoring position. We went 1-5 getting bunt coverage down, not a good ratio.”
Junior third baseman Johnathan Tineo went 6 for 8 and senior outfielder, Edwin Drexler was 3 for 3.
In the midst of the game former GSU Tiger baseball player, Eric Goree played first base.
“It felt great getting a chance to play against all the guys from last year, it was a good feeling,” said Goree. “To my former team I just wish the best of luck on their upcoming season and hope they do very well,”
“For the upcoming season we will be working on hits with runners in scoring position, how to execute in a bunt situation, and having quality innings out the bullpen,” Cooper said.