DSU 72, AUM 56
The Delta State University Lady Statesmen won their fourth game in a row by defeating the Auburn University at Montgomery Lady War Hawks in Gulf South Conference action Saturday at Montgomery, Ala.
The Statesmen improved to 20-6 with a 13-6 mark in the GSC. The Lady Statesmen have moved up to third in the GSC standings.
Quantesha Patterson scored 20 points with 19 points rebounds to lead the Lady Statesmen, followed by Nia Johnson with 16 points and three steals, Zyaire Ewing with 14 points and seven rebounds and T’Kyra Hicks with 10 points and five rebounds.
DSU will be back in action Saturday when the Lady Statesmen will host the University of Montevallo in the final game of the regular season before the GSC Tournament. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.
AUM 84, DSU 83
The Delta State University Statesmen lost a tough one to the Auburn University at Montgomery War Hawks in Gulf South Conference action Saturday at Montgomery, Ala.
The Statesmen fell to 10-17 with a 6-13 mark in the GSC. The loss officially eliminated DSU from GSC Tournament contention.
Maalik Cartwright scored 27 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out five assists to lead the Statesmen, followed by Anderson McCoy scored 17 points with five rebounds, Keyshaun Street with 15 points and two rebounds, Airen Brooks with 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists and Michael Motley with 11 points and seven rebounds.
DSU will be back in action Saturday when the Statesmen will host the University of Montevallo in the final game of their final game of the season. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.
Statesmen sweep Buccaneers
The Delta State University Statesmen had very little trouble this weekend as they swept the Christian Brothers University Buccaneers in a three-game Gulf South Conference series at Harvey Stadium-Ferriss Field.
The Statesmen won the first game Friday 10-0 in seven innings and won the last two games Saturday 16-1 and 3-1.
Delta State improved to 10-3 with a 4-2 mark in the GSC.
Hunter Riggins (2-1) earned the win in the first game by giving up just two hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in a seven-inning complete game shutout, Jackson Rutledge (2-2) earned the win in game two by giving just two hits with four strikeouts and no walks in five scoreless innings of work and Cooper Brune (2-0) earned the win in game three by yielding just one hit with two walks and nine strikeouts in six scoreless innings of work. Tanner Propst earned his second save of the season as he gave up a run on three hits with a strikeout and no walks in an inning of work.
On offense in the series for the Statesmen, Chad Ragland went 8-for-11 with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored, Wyatt Pratt went 4-for-10 with a RBI and three runs scored, Hayden White went 4-for-11 with a double, three runs scored and a RBI, Myles Christian went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and five runs scored, Blake Wolferding went 3-for-9 with all three hits being doubles with four RBIs and three runs scored and Jake Barlow went 2-for-8 with a home run, four runs scored and three RBIs to lead the way.
DSU is scheduled to return to the diamond Tuesday to take on Henderson State University at Arkadelphia, Ark.
Lady Statesmen take 2-of-3 from Lady Buccaneers
The Delta State University Lady Statesmen won two of three games from the Christian Brothers University Lady Buccaneers in Gulf South Conference Softball action this weekend.
The Lady Statesmen lost the first game Saturday 3-0 but won Saturday’s second game 7-6 and Sunday’s series finale 4-1.
Delta State improved to 5-9 with a 2-4 mark in the GSC.
Starting pitcher Olivia Burns pitched in all three games for DSU and went 0-1 in the circles and gave up nine runs, four earned, on 13 hits with six strikeouts and 10 walks in 17 innings of work. Emily Baker earned went 2-0 in relief and gave up one run on six hits with five strikeouts and no walk in five innings of work for the Lady Statesmen.
At the plate for DSU during the weekend, Taylor Picou went 5-for-9 with two home runs, three RBIs and two runs scored, Kailyn Lofton went 4-for-10 with a double and a run scored, Jenny Griggers went 3-for-10 with two home runs, two RBIs and two runs scored and Jaclyn Deason went 3-for-10 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and three runs scored to lead the way.
DSU will be back in action this weekend when the Lady Statesmen travel to Pensacola, Fla. to play the University of West Florida in a three-game series. The series will start Saturday with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. and will conclude with a single game at 1 p.m.