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ASU’s White, Amion named Freshman All-American team

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  (bamastatesports.com) – Alabama State baseball players Eriq White and Diandre Amion were named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America team Wednesday, announced by Collegiate Baseball. White (5-8, 175; Fr., Snellville, Ga.) hit .346 this season with three home runs and 41 RBI. White, who was selected as the SWAC’s Freshman of the Year while earning first-team all-SWAC honors…

Diamond Hornets draw FSU in NCAA’s Tallahassee Regional

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com)  – The 2016 SWAC Champion Alabama State baseball team will face Florida State in the Tallahassee Regional Friday at 5 p.m. CT. The Hornets (38-15), the fourth-seed in the region, will face top-seeded Florida State (37-20) in one of two opening round games on Friday at Dick Howser Stadium / Mike Martin Field. #2-seed Southern Miss (40-18)…

Accolades mount for ASU’s Dillon Cooper

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (bamastatesports.com)  – The honors continue for 2016 SWAC Champion Alabama State baseball outfielder Dillon Cooper following his stellar play in last week’s league tournament. Cooper (6-0, 220, Sr., Palm Bay Fla.) earned Tournament MVP honors Sunday after leading the Hornets to their first SWAC title. Monday, he was named a Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week….

Pagan’s grand slam powers Hornets to 16-3 win over Alcorn

NEW ORLEANS, La. (bamastatesports.com)  – Yamil Pagan went 4-for-4 with a grand slam and drove in a career-high seven runs as Alabama State moved to the SWAC Tournament semifinals with a 16-3 win over Alcorn State in seven innings. Ray Hernandez hit a solo homer, his third of the tournament and ASU record 15th of the season as the Hornets…

Diamond Hornets shine in SWAC tourney opener, 27-9 over Jaguars

NEW ORLEANS, La. (bamastatesports.com)  – Dillon Cooper’s two-home run, seven-RBI night powered the Alabama State Hornets to a 27-9 win over Southern in the opening round of the 2016 SWAC Baseball Tournament. Cooper’s performance was the biggest in a night of nights for the Hornets, who scored 27 runs for the second time this season in a five home run…

Conference dominating Diamond Hornets eye SWAC Tournament

NEW ORLEANS,  La. (bamastatesports.com)  – There’s always a worry about maintaining the proper mindset after storming through the conference schedule unbeaten, but Alabama State University baseball coach Mervyl Melendez has experience in that department. The Hornets became the first team in Southwestern Athletic Conference history to go through the 24-game schedule unbeaten since the format was unveiled in 2006, so…

Hornets triumph in Magic City Diamond Classic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (bamastatesports.com)  – Carlos Ocasio hit a two-run homer, and Diandre Amion added a three-run shot as Alabama State baseball defeated Alabama A&M 14-2 in seven innings in the Magic City Diamond Classic at Rickwood Field. Ocasio’s two-run homer in the first inning gave Alabama State (32-15 overall, 22-0 SWAC) a lead it would not relinquish as the Hornets…

Trojan, Hornet rematch on tap Wednesday

TROY, Ala (troytrojans.com) – The Troy baseball team will travel to Montgomery for a Wednesday night game against Alabama State at 6 p.m. The game will be aired live on 94.7 WTBF FM and will be available all weekend at TroyTrojans.com. After an 11-6 record during the month of April, the Trojans (25-19) look to continue their success for the…

Hornets, Rattlers’ game called due to rain

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (bamastatesports.com) – Tuesday’s Alabama State baseball game at Florida A&M has been rained out. The scoreless game was called in the bottom of the second inning. Alabama State (31-14) will return to action hosting Troy Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex. Tags: ASU baseball

Diamond Hornets’ SWAC domination continues in 7-3 win over Braves

LORMAN, Miss. (bamastatesports.com) – The Alabama State baseball team outlasted a scrappy Alcorn State team 7-3 in game one of the weekend series at Willie McGowan Stadium / Bill Foster Field. Joseph Camacho improved to 8-0, allowing two unearned runs in the first inning, yielding seven hits and one walk while striking out eight. Dillon Cooper went 4-for-4 with two…