The Alabama State baseball team won the Southwestern Athletic Conference Eastern Division title with a doubleheader sweep of Alabama A&M Saturday at the Wheeler-Watkins Baseball Complex.
The Hornets won game one 11-1 in seven innings, and game two 6-2 to win the division title for the first time since 1994. Alabama State will be the number one divisional seed in the SWAC Tournament beginning May 14 in Fort Worth, Texas.
“It is important to win the division and get a number one seed, whether you have the bye or not,” said head coach Mervyl Melendez, whose team has now posted back-to-back 30-win seasons for the first time in school history. “You are setting the tone and meeting the expectations you have as a team and the goals you have set. We still have a lot of work to do. Winning the division is part of what we wanted to do, but we still have a game tomorrow that we really need to concentrate on.”