The Mississippi Valley State Delta Devil baseball team will host Delta State in their final home game of the season on Tuesday, April 26 with the first pitch set for 4 p.m.
This past weekend, Mississippi Valley State kept pace with Alcorn State in the East with a three-game sweep over Alabama State. The Delta Devils needed a run in the ninth to tie and then a winning run in the 10th in the final game of the series to complete the sweep.
The Delta Devils will be looking to rebound from a 16-7 loss suffered at the hands of the Statesmen earlier this season.
3B/P Scott Hornstra is the team leader in batting average (.364), hits (51), home runs (6) and runs batted in (42). OF Michael Lowe is batting .318 with 34 runs scored (2nd on team) while stealing 15 bases (t-2nd on team).
On the mound, RHP Steven Barnes (5-5, 3.97 ERA, 63 K) and P/UTL Ricky Hefflinger (5-0, 3.65 ERA, 21 K) each earned their fifth win of the season this past weekend.
Delta State enters the game with a record of 28-16 and 13-5 in the Gulf South conference. Kellen Bozeman leads the team with a .381 batting average, 64 hits, 22 doubles and 54 runs batted in. The Statemen as a team boast a 4.38 team E.R.A.