Devils Drop Heated Contest With Rattlers In Seven

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ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University baseball program showed intensity, passion, and pride all game long but fell victim to the long ball, falling 17-6.

The Basics

  • Final Score: Florida A&M 17 | Mississippi Valley State 6 (7 Innings)
  • Records: Mississippi Valley State (10-20-1, 4-14 SWAC) | Florida A&M (20-23, 14-6 SWAC)
  • Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi – Magnolia Field
  • Series History: Florida A&M Leads 7-0
  • Winning Streak: Florida A&M (W7) | Mississippi Valley State’s Last Win: N/A

Mississippi Valley State Top Performers

  • Chris Soeder tattooed a baseball over the wall for the second straight game, crushing another two-run blast to go along with a frozen rope single.
  • Darrien Chapman went the opposite way in an impressive display of power, recording a solo shot to right field for the third round-tripper of the season on top of a walk.
  • Maury Weaver and Angel Perez both notched doubles for their lone hits with both scoring as well but Perez also logged two walks, upping his career-long on-base streak to seven in the process.
  • Jose Salazar-Ortega’s on-base streak lives on to reach a dozen, coaxing a pair of free passes.
  • Dreylin Holmes and Davon Mims were the driving forces behind the other two RBIs, Narvin Booker got a hit and a base on balls, then Johnathan Yandrich collected the final base hit.
  • Abraham Ortiz made his second career start on the rubber, striking out a season-best six Rattlers and Isaiah Valenzuela contributed four whiffs out of the bullpen.


  • Florida A&M is the only current SWAC school that Mississippi Valley State has not defeated on the baseball diamond, crossing Bethune-Cookman off the list earlier this season.

The men from The Delta will look to halt its five-game skid on Sunday at noon and keep its home record above .500 as it sits at 7-6 (53.8%) currently.

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