2020 Baseball Opening Day


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Classic celebrates diversity
By Alyson Footer | 1:10 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS -- College baseball season is on the horizon, including in New Orleans, where Major League Baseball is preparing for one of its signature tournaments.

Named after their noted Hall of Famer, the Andre Dawson Classic will feature six teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as well as the University of New Orleans. Tournament games will be hosted at both the New Orleans MLB Youth Academy and Maestri Field at the University of New Orleans.

Three HBCU schools -- Southern, Alcorn State and Grambling State -- as well as the University of New Orleans will be featured live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Saturday.

Southern will face Alcorn State in a matinee game beginning at 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET), with the University of New Orleans and Grambling State following soon after at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET). Both games will be called by Porter and MLB Network studio host and play-by-play announcer Scott Braun.

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BamaStateBB pounds out 14 hits, shuts out PVAMU in opener

NEW ORLEANS, La. | Alabama State pounded out 14 hits and used the arm of Jacknell Guzman to shut out Prairie View A&M 12-0 in the opening game of the Andre Dawson Classic Friday afternoon.

Guzman (1-0), making his first appearance in an Alabama State uniform, and finished with a complete game effort in the seven-inning run-rule contest. He allowed just two hits and struck out three in the victory.

Meanwhile, Alabama State (1-0) pounded out 14 hits including three players with multiple hits led by Dilan Espinal who went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in, a double and a run scored. Chris Lewis finished 2-for-4 with three runs batted in and a home run, while Ian Matos finished 2-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in. All nine starters picked up at least one hit in the win.


Southern U. MLB Classic Schedule:
UNO 2/14 6:30
Alcorn State 2/15 1:00
Alabama State 2/16 12:00
Grambling State 2/16 3:00