Trojans finish series with La. Tech, look ahead to ASU

Published 7:29 pm Monday, February 24, 2020

The Troy Trojan baseball team finished off their second series win of the season over the weekend, now they turn their attention to an in-state rival when they host Alabama State on Tuesday evening.

The Trojans (7-1) came from behind to knock off Louisiana Tech on Saturday evening. That Trojan offense that spent the first week leading the nation in runs scored and batting average came back down to earth on Sunday when they fell in the season finale 9-0.

“Give (Louisiana Tech) credit for what they did,” head coach Mark Smartt said after the loss. “They came out swinging. We can use this as a learning opportunity and I’m looking forward to seeing how this team responds.”

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Smartt will get his first opportunity to see how his team responds this evening when the Trojans get back to work against Alabama State. The Hornets are off to a 6-1 start to their season. They just finished off a three-game sweep of Oakland over the weekend. The Hornets lone loss of the season came on the road against Alabama on the 19th.

The Hornets are led offensively by Trenton Jamison (.538), Cameron Hearn (.444) and Dilan Espinal (.444). Troy native and Charles Henderson graduate Jabronski Williams is in his first season with the Hornets after spending the two previous seasons playing at Wallace-Selma. The junior is currently hitting .292 with three runs batted in.

After being shutout on Sunday, The Trojans dropped to second in the country with 92 runs scored, 15 behind Texas A&M. The Trojans, as a team, are hitting .353, seventh best in the nation.

The Trojans have won 20 of the 25 all-time meetings between the two schools. The Trojans swept the season series against the Hornets last season.

First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.