ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University baseball program are looking to put the Florida A&M series in the rearview mirror and get back into the win column on Tuesday as it hosts the Tougaloo College Bulldogs out of the NAIA.
What You Need to Know
- Time and Date: Tuesday, March 29 (3 & 6 p.m.)
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- Records: Mississippi Valley State (6-9-1, 2-4 SWAC) | Tougaloo (7-24, 0-5 Continental)
- Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi – Magnolia Field
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Mississippi Valley State Overview
The speedsters from The Delta continue to pile up the stolen bases as they are 12th in the nation with an average of 2.31 steals per ballgame and top-50 for total steals at 37.
Angel Perez has come on strong over the past few series’ for Coach Stanley Stubbs, cracking the NCAA’s top-50 toughest hitters to strike out (12.0) and recording the SWAC’s fourth-best batting average (.389).
Narvin Booker and Maury Weaver share the team’s hit lead of 16 base knocks each with Ty Washington not far behind at 15 while driving in a club-high 13 runs.
Calvin McClendon is the unofficial staff ace of the pitching rotation, topping the Devils in ERA (3.99), innings pitched (29.1), and batting average against (.238) while Hunter Stallings the strikeout king (22) and Abraham Ortiz (4.22 ERA) have also done commendable jobs.
Scouting The Opponent: Tougaloo Bulldogs
The Red and Blue from Jackson, Mississippi have seven wins on the campaign against Xavier-Louisiana (2x), Arkansas Baptist (2x), Lane, and Southeastern Baptist (2x) but are 0-3 against NCAA Division I competition, being outscored 39-8 by Jackson State.
The Bulldogs are led in the dugout by former Toronto Blue Jays first round pick Earl Sanders, whose namesake graces the home field of the Tougaloo College baseball program.
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