February 19, 2016

Privateers Dominate Baseball Opener

Randolph equaled last season's
home run total in one game
In their first game of the Urban Youth Invitational, the Privateers offense exploded for 12 runs en route to a comfortable 12-3 win over Alcorn State at Maestri Field.

New Orleans, a team that lacked hitting and particularly power hitting in 2015, exploded for seven extra base hits in the game, including a home run each from Hezekiah Randolph and newcomer Aaron Palmer.  Five different Privateers had three hits, and Palmer had 6 RBIs in his Division I debut.

Sophomore Shawn Semple pitched six excellent innings to collect the win, striking out nine.

UNO will take on Grambling at Barrow Stadium tomorrow evening at 6 p.m.  The game will be televised on the MLB Network.