Holmes Homers Twice, Drives In All Four Runs In Series Opener

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ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University baseball program got another huge day out of star third baseman Dreylin Holmes but Jackson State scored early and often to defeat the Delta Devils, 19-4 in seven.

The Basics

  • Final Score: Jackson State 19 | Mississippi Valley State 4 (7 Innings)
  • Records: Mississippi Valley State (10-29-1, 4-23 SWAC) | Jackson State (27-25, 14-14 SWAC)
  • Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi – Magnolia Field
  • Series History: Jackson State Leads 195-59
  • Winning Streak: Jackson State (W15) | Mississippi Valley State’s Last Win: March 16, 2019 (2-0)

Mississippi Valley State Top Performers

  • Holmes will be giving JSU starter Nikelle Galatas nightmares Friday evening, going 2-for-3 with all four of the club’s runs coming off his bat via two-run homer (1st inning), sacrifice fly (3rd inning), and solo homer (6th inning). The possible SWAC Newcomer of the Year sits one long ball (12) shy of the SWAC lead which is currently held by Alabama State’s Corey King at 13.
  • Maury Weaver notched his 11th multi-hit outing of the season, scoring on the first round-tripper while using his speed to beat out the throw by the second baseman located in shallow right field during the sacrifice fly. He also kept his impressive year on the bases going with his 23rd stolen base in 25 attempts (92%).
  • Catchers Johnathan Yandrich and senior Jan Tolentino each cranked a double for their lone hit with Yandrich also wearing a hit-by-pitch, senior Antonio Walker had a single in two at-bats, and pitcher Angel Maldonado is now a perfect 1-for-1 on the season after slapping a seeing-eye single back up the box in a pinch-hitting role.
  • Both senior Cedric Holt and Narvin Booker drew a walk plus Weaver and senior Angel Perez got on-base courtesy of a dropped third strike.
  • From a pitching perspective, senior Kameron Spencer made his second career appearance toeing the rubber, scattering two earned runs over a pair of frames while Ethan Charles collected two victims by strikeout.


  • The Diamond Devils will have to wait until next season to break its four-year tournament drought, when it dropped both games as the third seed in the East at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

Mississippi Valley State will honor its seven graduating seniors; Willie Johnson, Antonio Walker, Jan Tolentino, Angel Perez, James Walton, Kameron Spencer, and Cedric Holt; at 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon during the Senior Day festivities at Magnolia Field.

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