BALTIMORE – Bowie State University started spring practice on March 30, and the Bulldogs will work out on April 21 when a spring controlled scrimmage/game will conclude things.
All of the practices will be held at Bulldogs Stadium and will be open to the public. Here’s a list of dates and times, starting with today. The team said that times, however, are subject to change.
Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m. (Full)
Friday, April 6 at 4 p.m. (Full)
Saturday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m. (Full)
Tuesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. (Full)
Wednesday, April 11 at 4 p.m. (Full)
Friday, April 13 at 4 p.m. (Full)
Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 – Scrimmage (Full)
Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. (Full)
Wednesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. (Full)
Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. (Shells)
Saturday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. (Spring Controlled Scrimmage/Game)
Officially, the 2018 season begins on Thursday, Aug. 30 with a road game versus Wagner (N.Y.) College.
Bowie State softball wins CIAA awards
Bowie State University came up big in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) awards that were given out last week.
Inaya Jones earned Pitcher of the Week honors while Jacqueline Pickering was picked as the Offensive Player of the Week. Also, Morgan Powell received Defensive Player of the Week honors, and coach Tonja Braxton was selected as Coach of the Week.
Jones pitched the second game of Bowie State’s doubleheader at Elizabeth City. She threw five innings and gave up just one run on three hits and fanned five in the 20-1 rout.
Pickering went 5-for-6, including a double and her first homer this season and finished with seven RBI in the sweep. Powell came up with 13 putouts and did not make an error.
The Bulldogs lost twice last Friday and finished the week with a 7-12 record.
PGCC baseball drops doubleheader to Montgomery
The Owls lost a doubleheader to the Montgomery College on March 31. Montgomery scored victories of 11-4 and then 12-10 to sweep the MD JUCO and NJCAA Region XX Division III match-up.
Josh Pietrandrea led the way with three hits, two RBI and two runs. Tommy Petrosino Jr. also had four hits plus one RBI, and Steven Fondeur added a pinch-hit three-run blast in the second game.
Jake Brewer helped with a 2-for-2 effort in the opener. Those two hits included a two-run double in a losing cause.
Prince George’s got plenty of offense in the second game but the Owls still came up short.
The Owls scored three runs in the third, plus two more in the sixth along with five in the seventh. They managed to get the tying run up in the seventh but couldn’t do anymore.
Fondeur’s three-run homer cut the lead to 12-10, but that’s as close as PGCC could come. That was his first college home run.