ATLANTA, Ga. (Tuskegee Sports Information Department ) Tuskegee (4-10, 3-3 SIAC) picked up three wins on the road against SIAC opponent Clark Atlanta over the weekend at Bill Evans Field to get to .500 in conference play.
Tuskegee 5, Clark Atlanta 3
In the series opening game, the Panthers fired up the offense in the first inning with an RBI double to go up 1-0.
The Golden Tigers answered in the top of the second, as Torian Bunkley (Riverdale, Ga.) crossed the plate first on an RBI single from Mark Hatch (Chicago, Ill.), followed by a score from Rhyan Hayes (Chicago, Ill.) on an error from Clark Atlanta. Hayes scored again in the fourth, this time off a sacrifice fly from Julian Grier, while Cyree Broughton (Stockbridge, Ga.) drove home Nicholas Pratt (Atlanta, Ga.) to take a 4-1 lead.
The Panthers added to their totals in the fourth and later in the seventh with a home run yet came up short in the first leg of the Saturday doubleheader.
Jaylen Hill (Jonesboro, Ga.) took the win for Tuskegee Golden Tigers, pitching a complete game and allowing three runs on six hits and striking out seven.
Asa Waites was on the pitcher’s mound for Clark Atlanta, lasting five innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out four. Justice Page threw four innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Hatch went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Tuskegee offensively, while Bunkley and Hayes both scored two runs in the win.
Tuskegee 4, Clark Atlanta 1
Tuskegee took game two of the Saturday doubleheader, 4-1, over Clark Atlanta, with Tuskegee getting on the board first in the second inning with a solo homer from LaBrauns Stinson (Atlanta, Ga.).
The Panthers knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the second inning with a solo homer in response, however the Golden Tigers pulled away for good with a run in the fourth inning, as Alex Glass (Birmingham, Ala.) scored on an error, followed by another pair of scores in the seventh.
Cody Willis (Montgomery, Ala.) got the win for Tuskegee, working seven innings, allowing one run on two hits, and striking out six. The Golden Tigers scattered ten hits in the game, led by Stinson and Glass, who each racked up multiple hits in the win.
Tuskegee 10, Clark Atlanta 0
Broughton didn’t allow a single run against the Panthers in his start on Sunday, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Tuskegee to a 10-0 victory.
The Golden Tigers opened up scoring in the first inning, when Willis singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs. They followed up with three runs in the fourth, along with five more runs over the final two innings.
Broughton did not allow a run in the game, surrendering six hits, striking out four and walking one.
Michael Fegins led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Clark Atlanta. The lefthander went five innings, allowing five runs on ten hits and striking out one. Jermyn Brock Jr. and Jorden Dixon entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two and a third innings and one and two-thirds innings respectively.
Tuskegee collected 16 hits, with five batters earning multiple hits in the game. Hawkins led Tuskegee Golden Tigers with four hits in six at bats. Hawkins led Tuskegee with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 13 stolen bases.