NEW ORLEANS, La. – Third seeded Grambling State upset No. 2 seed Alabama A&M 8-3 in game two of the SWAC Baseball Tournament according to HBCU Sports

The Tigers advance to play the winner of the Texas Southern, Alcorn State game at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Alabama A&M will face the loser at noon. Grambling State was led by Roger Diaz.

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The catcher went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs. Starter Ike O’Bear picked up his third win of the season after going 7.1 innings and striking out a game-high three batters.

Article ImageGrambling State jumped out to an early lead. With the bases loaded and two outs on the board, Roger Diaz singled to right field, scoring two.

After Joshua Freeman hit his second batter of the inning to load the bases, Jaiden France singled to right center to get two more across.

The defense caught Angel Peguero trying to steal home to end the inning, but the damage was done and the Grambling opened with a 4-0 lead. read more