Alabama State beats UNO in MLB Andre Dawson Classic, 6-3

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NEW ORLEANS – Cody Ducote cleared the left field fence for a solo home run in the first but a four run seventh keyed Alabama State University (2-0) to a 6-3 victory over the University of New Orleans (1-1) Saturday evening at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

The second day of the Andre Dawson Classic saw the Privateers perfect record fall to 10-1 in the MLB Urban Youth Academy Invitational/Andre Dawson Classic.

McFadden finished 2-3 with a double and starter Reeves Martin struck out seven in five innings.

Hornets starter Darrius Wright earned his first victory after going six innings. John Barr was charged with the loss after allowing a run in 1.2 innings of work. Chase Laney was credited with his first save of the year. Martin allowed just two hits but picked up the no decision after allowing an unearned run.

The Privateers got the scoring started in the first inning when Cody Ducote stepped up to the plate and hit a ball deep into the New Orleans night for an early 1-0 lead.

Alabama State would tie the game in the fourth inning and later added four runs in the seventh to take a 5-1 lead. The Blue and Silver did threaten in bottom of the frame loading the bases but could not push a run across.

New Orleans was able to chip away at the deficit in the eighth, scoring two unearned runs after a dropped fly in deep right center field allowed a run to cross. A few pitches later, a wild pitch scored the inning’s second run.

ASU added another run for a three run cushion.

The Privateers return to the friendly confines on Maestri Field as the will conclude the Andre Dawson Classic against Southern University on Sunday. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

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