Tigers Run In Penn Relays
The Savannah State track team participated in the Penn Relays on April 25. Malik Franklin was 8th in the men’s triple jump and 11th in the long jump. Cameron Hall was 11th in the 110m hurdles while Dolphurs Hayes was 21st in the pole vault and Lemaar Shakir was 21st in the 400m hurdles. The SSU 4x220m relay team (Hall, Justin Leggett, Brandon Davis, Donterious Copeland) was 13th in their event and the 4x100m relay team (Leggett, Copeland, Hall, Franklin) was 38th.
SSU Finishes Regular Season With Loss
The Savannah State baseball team ended their regular season on May 6 with a 11-0 setback from North Florida
in a game played at Tiger Field. The Tiger offense was limited to just three hits, all by Mendez Elder. On May 5, SSU pounded out 18 hits in a 18-7 home win over Jackson State. SSU broke open a 3-3 tie with 14 runs in the fifth inning. Elder and Zachary Brigham each had four hits and four RBIs in the win. The Tigers head to the MEAC tournament with a 12-12 conference mark and a overall record of 20- 31.
Lady Tigers Fall In MEAC Tourney
The Savannah State softball team opened the MEAC softball tournament with a 10-1 morning win over Howard on May 7 but fell into the loser’s bracket that afternoon with a 9-3 loss to Florida A&M. Amanda Hallman struck out 7 batters in the win over Howard while in the loss to FAMU, Antonette Smith hit a solo
home run. On May, SSU bounced back with a 8-0 victory over North Carolina A&T but were eliminated in the afternoon with a 7-4 loss to Hampton. In the win, Hallman struck out five batters and Brianna Harris drove in three runs. In the loss, Hallman hit a two-run home run. SSU ends their 2015 season with a 22-17 record.
Hampton To Add Two Sports
Hampton University will add a NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse program for the spring 2016 season, which will make the Pirates the first men’s team from a historically black college or university since Morgan State dropped its program in 1981. Lloyd Carter, who co-founded the Hampton club program in 2010, will serve as the varsity program’s first head coach. Carter, a Baltimore native, played for Morgan State before the program was discontinued. Hampton is also adding women’s soccer. Both programs will play as independents in 2015-16 and play modified schedules.
SSU’s Sikes Named MEAC Player of the Year
Savannah State University senior first baseman Charles “Tre” Sikes was named the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year.