GSU baseball team opens home season

The 2016 Grambling State University (GSU) Baseball Team will make their home debut with a 3-game series beginning February 26 – February 28th against the University of Pittsburgh.  The home opener scheduled for Tuesday February 23rd against LeMoyne Owen College has been canceled due to inclement weather.  

Three single games against the University of Pittsburgh are scheduled for Friday, February 26 at 3 p.m., Saturday, February 27 at 2 p.m., and Sunday morning February 28 at 11 am.

  GSU’s opening home series will take place at Ruston High School Baseball Stadium this week due to needed repairs to Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E Jones Park on the campus of GSU.  The Ruston High School Baseball Stadium is located at 300 Ball Park Rd. in Ruston off of U.S. Hwy 167 South.  

The team opened their 2016 season by participating in the Annual Major League Baseball (MLB) Urban Youth Academy Tournament at Wesley Barrow Field in New Orleans. After opening the season on Friday, February 19 with a 15 – 0 win over arch rival Southern University.

The Tigers dropped their remaining two games to the University of New Orleans by a score of 11 – 8 on Saturday, February 20 and a one-run loss to Western Division conference foe Prairie View 4-3 on Sunday.  Their record currently stands at 1 – 2.