04 Mar

numbers to crunch

Cleaning up after the busy weekend in college baseball:
4 — Runs allowed by Mississippi State pitchers in a sweep of Mount St. Mary’s. The Bulldogs (8-4) have a staff ERA of 3.82; Nate Dohm (2-0) has a 1.02 and Jurrangelo Cijntje (2-0) a 1.15.
19 — RBIs this season by Ole Miss’ Jackson Ross. The Florida Atlantic transfer is batting .390 with five homers and 17 runs for the 8-5 Rebels, who took two of three from Iowa.
77 — Walks drawn by Southern Miss batters this season. The Golden Eagles, 8-4 after taking the series from Indiana State, have a team on-base percentage of .393 while batting just .239.
.639 — Batting average for Jackson State’s Joseph Eichelberger, who has also driven in 21 runs and scored 15 in 11 games for the Tigers, 9-3 after a sweep of winless Alcorn State (0-9).
3 — Straight wins for Mississippi Valley State (4-3), which swept new coach C.J. Bilbrey’s former school, Harris-Stowe State, by a count of 47-9.
14 — Runs scored by Delta State after having its seven-game win streak snapped in a shutout by Montevallo. The Statesmen (12-6) were powered by Matthew Nichols, who went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs in the 14-10 win in Game 2 of a Saturday twinbill.
30 — Home runs by Mississippi College batters. Wesley Sides and Caleb Reese have seven bombs each for the 9-6 Choctaws, who have dropped three straight.
.517 — On-base percentage of William Carey’s R.J. Stinson. Stinson, a .375 hitter, has 24 hits, 17 walks and just four strikeouts in 64 at-bats for the 10-8 Crusaders.
64 — Run differential for Blue Mountain Christian. The Toppers (12-5) have outscored their opponents 158-94; Hayden Redding leads the team with 24 runs.
7 — One-run games played by Millsaps (10-4). The Majors are 5-2 in those games, including a 1-0 loss at Huntingdon (Ala.) on Sunday.
22 — RBIs by Belhaven’s Owen Abney. Jackson Prep alum Abney, batting .275 with three homers, has driven in 37 percent of the runs scored by the Blazers (7-6).

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