Baseball Loses Late In SWAC Home Opener

Kreutzer at AAMU
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff baseball team lost late in the home Southwestern Athletic Conference opener to Texas Southern 6-3 Friday at Torii Hunter Baseball Complex / Bill Jones Field.

Nick Kreutzer went 3-for-5 with two RBI, Justin Robinson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Brandon Simon went 2-for-4 to lead the 12-hit attack. Will Smith had another strong outing on the mound, pitching 5 2/3 innings allowing five hits and two runs, walking two and striking out three.

UAPB scored a pair of runs in the second inning. With two out, Justin Robinson singled, moving Jarficur Parker to third, who had reached on a fielder’s choice. Parker then scored on an error by the catcher, as Robinson stole second. Kreutzer then singled to center scoring Robinson for a 2-0 lead.

After Texas Southern got on the board in the fourth, the Golden Lions answered in the home half of the inning. Robinson singled with one out and scored on a Kreutzer doubled to left center.

TSU scored runs in the fifth and seventh innings to tie the score, and added three runs in the ninth for the final margin.