Weaver Homers For Late Grandmother & Holmes Snaps Drought On Mother’s Day

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MADISON, Ala. – The Mississippi Valley State University baseball program out-hit the Bulldogs for the second time in the series, pounding out ten base knocks including two round-trippers but were doubled up by the Maroon and White, 10-5 in the series finale.

The Basics

  • Final Score: Alabama A&M 10 | Mississippi Valley State 5
  • Records: Mississippi Valley State (10-24-1, 4-18 SWAC) | Alabama A&M (11-31, 8-16 SWAC)
  • Location: Madison, Alabama – James Clemens High School
  • Series History: Mississippi Valley State Leads 66-65
  • Winning Streak: Alabama A&M (W3) | Mississippi Valley State’s Last Win: March 20, 2022 (Game 2, 8-7)

Mississippi Valley State Top Performers

  • Maury Weaver connected for a very meaningful two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning, not just because it was his first of the season and first at the NCAA level, but in a season dedicated to his late grandmother, a long ball on Mother’s Day is a special occasion. For the day he went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, two RBIs, a double, and that home run.
  • Dreylin Holmes snapped a nine-game homerless drought, his longest dry spell of the season, with his tenth four-bagger of the campaign during a 3-for-4 afternoon that included a sacrifice fly, run scored, stolen base, and two ribbies.
  • Treadwell Kennedy put together a pair of firsts for his Valley tenure, logging his first multi-hit game (2-for-4) and first double of his career with MVSU while driving home a runner as well.
  • Jose Salazar-Ortega singled and scored, Narvin Booker did the same on top of swiping a base, and Chris Soeder also reached on a base knock plus a free pass.
  •  Booker is now riding a seven-game hitting streak, the second-longest string of the season trailing behind Holmes’ ten-game surge.
  • Calvin McClendon and Antonio Walker combined to whiff ten Bulldogs batters with McClendon contributing seven of those over five-and-a-third for a new season-high.


  • Weaver changed his number to #18 at the beginning of the campaign in honor of his grandmother who passed away in August and dedicated the season to her. He plans to cement the baseball on her grave marker when he returns to his hometown of Fayetteville, Georgia and ran to retrieve the ball himself after sending it over the wall, so nobody else could lay a hand on his memorial tribute.

The Diamond Devils travel to Montgomery next weekend to tangle with the Alabama State Hornets inside the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex.

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