UAPB Baseball: Stay Hot At The Plate; Dominate Alcorn State 16-4 to Clinch Series


PINE BLUFF, Arkansas — University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff got contributions from every part of their lineup, as all nine starters reached base safely, helping the Golden Lions put 16 runs on the board and knock off the Alcorn State Braves 16-4 Saturday.

Jaedon Willis got the win for UAPB. The lefty went 5.1 innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on five hits, allowing four walks and striking out four. Chris Bedgood also pitched well, going one shutout inning without allowing a hit.

Offensively, the Golden Lions were led by freshman Darrius Brown, who went 1-for-2 on the day with a double, a walk and three RBI. Carlos Rodriguez put together a standout performance at the plate as well, going 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two RBI. Jaylon Nauden also contributed for UAPB, putting together three hits in three trips to the plate while adding a walk and an RBI.


The Golden Lions got on the board immediately, starting their scoring with one run in the bottom of the first inning. UAPB’s offense started clicking and put up six runs, including a two-run single off the bat of Jalyn Williams and a two-run double from Rodriguez.

The Braves failed to push any runs across before the Golden Lions built on their lead in the third inning. The UAPB offense exploded for eight runs, highlighted by a two-run double off the bat of Brown, which brought the score to 14-0 in favor of the Golden Lions.

UAPB kept Alcorn State without a run before building their lead to 16-0 the following inning. Nauden’s run-scoring single highlighted a two-run output in the frame for the Golden Lions. Alcorn State put four runs on the scoreboard before the game was over, but UAPB still coasted to the 16-4 win.

» Nauden had three hits in the game for UAPB.
» Every UAPB starter reached base safely in the win.
» UAPB’s highest scoring inning was the third, when it pushed eight runs across.
» UAPB grabbed a 6-0 lead in the bottom half of the first and didn’t surrender that lead for the remainder of the game.
» The Golden Lions out-hit the Braves at a 10-5 clip.
» Brown stole two bases in Saturday’s game.
» UAPB went 7-for-17 (.412) with runners in scoring position.
» UAPB pitchers limited Alcorn State to just 1-for-7 (.143) with runners in scoring position.
» UAPB pitchers faced 33 Alcorn State hitters in the game, allowing four ground balls and 12 fly balls while striking out five.
» The Golden Lions drew 10 walks from Alcorn State pitching.
» Brown led the Golden Lions at the plate, going 1-for-2 with a double and three RBI.