Our favorite photos from the Spring Sports Season

Baseball: Photos by Mike Clark/The Sports Pulse

The Coronavirus pandemic has swept the nation and has taken away sports altogether for us to enjoy.

However, we wanted to showcase the work of our award-winning photographers. Each week we will have them select their Top 10 favorite photos from each sport throughout the spring sports season.

We will run these galleries until every sport that we cover is represented to get you closer to the action until life returns to normal.

Bowie State vs. Mercy in Photos (Softball)

Check out some frames taken by The Sports Pulse Photographer Michael R. Smith during the second set of a doubleheader between Bowie State University and Mercy College on March 1, 2020. The Lady Bulldogs could not muster enough offense in this one and fell 22-5.

Howard’s Aguilasocho Selected MEAC Rookie of the Week

Freshman catcher acknowledged for outstanding weekend

By Howard University Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. (February 17, 2020) – The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) uncovered its softball weekly honors where Howard University freshman Luz Aguilasocho (Grand Terrace, Calif.) was selected the league’s rookie of the week. The announcement came Monday afternoon.

At the Campbell Invitational (Feb. 14-16), Aguilasocho hit .385 (5-of-13) with five hits and five RBIs in four games. In the win over Mount St. Mary’s, the California native went 2-of-4 while driving in a career-high four runs.

In nine career games, she has a .286 (6-of-21) batting average, which ranks third on the team.

Teammates Kalita Dennis (Elk Grove, Calif.) and Brooke Thomas (Detroit) received honorable mention for their efforts in North Carolina.

Florida A&M’s Jamesia Stoudemire was named MEAC Player of the Week while North Carolina A&T State’s Kayla Brown was selected as the conference’s pitcher of the week.

On Feb. 21-22, the Bison travel down to Montgomery, Ala., for the Stringer Classic, hosted by Alabama State.

About Howard Athletics

The Howard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 19 NCAA Division I men and women varsity sports. The programs represent six conferences: The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA), Sun Belt Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and Atlantic Sun (ASUN) Conference.

About the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) begins its 49th year of intercollegiate competition with the 2019-20 academic school year. Located in Norfolk, Va., the MEAC is made up of 11 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University and South Carolina State University.

Howard Softball Defeated Twice at the Red & Black Showcase Finale

By Howard University Athletics

ATHENS, Ga. (February 9, 2020) – After yesterday’s long delay due to inclement weather, the Howard University softball team wrapped up the weekend with a pair of losses against Kent State (KSU), 1-8 (f/6), and No. 17 Georgia (UGA), 0-8 (f/6), in the Red & Black Showcase finale.

HU (0-5) generated a season-high six hits in game one, led by sophomore slugger Camille Navarro (Los Angeles) going a perfect 3-of-3 in the loss.

KSU (3-2) got on the board early, thanks to a pair of long balls in the first two innings, 0-3, but second-year standout Kalita Dennis (Elk Grove, Calif.) responded with a solo shot to dead center and pulled the contest within two after three, 1-3.

In the contest, Dennis went 2-of-3 with a homer.

Top four, the Golden Flashes scored twice to extend the lead, 1-5, and put the game out-of-reach with a four-run six inning, 1-9.

In the nightcap, Navarro delivered HU’s lone hit against nationally ranked UGA.

Georgia (5-0) did most of its damage early, scoring seven times in the first two innings, followed by an RBI-double from Mackenzie Puckett to end the contest in six, 0-8.

On Feb. 14-16, HU travels to the Tar Heel state for the Campbell Invitational, hosted by the Camels.