PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Prairie View A&M continued its dominance in SWAC play, picking up two home wins on Saturday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Prairie View A&M continued its dominance in SWAC play, picking up two home wins on Saturday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

The Panthers started the day with a 9-5 win in Game 1 and finished with a 3-2 comeback victory.

Prairie View (13-8, 6-1 SWAC) took advantage of a solid performance by starting pitcher Michael Listi in Game 1. He held his ground after three errors behind him led to a 4-0 deficit for the Panthers after just one inning. UAPB (3-20-1, 2-6) scored those four runs off of three hits and three errors. Sean Samsa, Soloman Williams, Jacob Whitney and Christian Weeber scored. However, Listi held his composure and threw five innings of one-hit baseball after the first. He didn’t give up another run until the top of the seventh when Weeber led off the inning with a solo homer. Listi finished the game, having surrendered just two earned runs in seven innings. The Panther offense provided nine runs off of 15 hits.

The Panthers erased UAPB’s lead after a three-run second inning and a one-run fourth tied the game. Dominiq Harris, who finished 4 for 4 with four runs scored, led off the fifth inning with a single. With runners at the corners, Brett Valley hit a two-run double to the right-center field wall. This was followed by a Stef Hernandez RBI single, which opened the floodgates to give the Panthers a 7-4 lead. Valley was clutch with runners in scoring position, finishing the game with two hits and five RBIs.

UAPB’s Michael Newby (1-5) gave up 14 hits and seven earned runs in seven innings to take the loss. Leo Fuentes allowed two earned runs on one hit without an out in relief, and Stanten Jones pitched a hitless eighth.

None of the Golden Lions had multiple hits. UAPB finished with five.

In Game 2, UAPB tied it at 1-1 with a Cody DeMera home run. Sean Samsa led off the seventh with a homer to give the Lions the lead.

Prairie View’s DeLeon Boyd (1-0) then pitched two scoreless innings, and the Panthers put together a two-run rally in the eighth that would prove to be the determining factor. With the bases loaded, Harris scored on a passed ball to tie the game, and James Fontenot followed it up with an RBI single to score Evan Richard for the go-ahead run.

Sherman Thomas and Samsa each went 2 for 4 to lead the Lions. Jordan Sechler (3-4) took the loss, responsible for all three runs on six hits in seven innings. Brett Schweiger pitched a one-hit seventh in relief.

The series finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.