THIBODAUX, La. – The Mississippi Valley State University baseball program heads into its three-game weekend series with a huge momentum boost after sweeping its season opening doubleheader with Rust College and will look to keep the good vibes going against the Colonels.
What You Need to Know
- Time and Dates: Friday, February 25 (6 p.m.) | Saturday, February 26 (3 p.m.) | Sunday, February 27 (1 p.m.)
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- Records: Mississippi Valley State (2-0, 0-0 SWAC) | Nicholls (1-4, 0-0 Southland)
- Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana – Ben Meyer Diamond at Ray E. Didier Field
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Mississippi Valley State Overview
Valley’s offensive outburst has the Diamond Devils in uncharted territory. . .at the top of the NCAA leaderboards. Mississippi Valley State leads the country in both batting average (.448) and on-base percentage (.607), slotting in the top-five for steals per game (5.50) and scoring (15.5) plus a top-25 showing regarding total stolen bases (11) and slugging percentage (.552).
Maury Weaver is second in the NCAA, averaging two steals a ballgame, Davon Mims and Christopher Soeder share third place nationally in runs scored per game at 2.50, Ty Washington ranks sixth for doubles per game (1.00) plus top-50 in hits a contest (2.00).
Soeder and Antonio Walker both fall inside the top-35 regarding on-base percentage at .700 and .667, respectively while Washington and Darrien Chapman are both top-15 for RBIs per night (2.50).
Scouting The Opponent: Nicholls Colonels
While the Red and Gray’s record of 1-4 and stats may not look impressive, it can be misleading as they faced SEC foe Missouri and New Orleans baseball power Tulane in its first five contests, taking one-of-four from the Tigers in Thibodaux.
Jacob Hager has been the most consistent batter for Nicholls, logging a .538 batting average (2nd in Southland), averaging 1.75 hits per game (7th in Southland) for a total of seven base knocks (8th in Southland), and sporting a slugging percentage of .769 (9th in Southland).
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