With the start of the season officially in the books for all Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baseball programs, Black College Nines (BCN) takes a look at which players are making some chatter so far during the 2017 season. Players selected by each program’s coaching staff and SIDs can impact and garner weekly attention to their play on the field leading to possible post season honor awards.
HBCU baseball has a large pool of player potential from starters to role players. Our coverage of who’s hot hopefully draws notice to the student athlete individual play as well as his efforts to help his team.
Players nominated for their performance this weekend in Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball:
HBCU Large School Division
Savannah State University – In SSU’s (3-0) sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Position Player – Turner Davis (Freshman C/1B) .500 avg, 5 hits in 10 at bats, .615 on base percentage, 1 homerun, 4 runs scored, 1 stolen base
Pitcher – Paul Sheffield (6-3 Junior RHP) Jacksonville, FL 2 saves, 4.0 innings pitched., 3Ks, no walks
Florida A&M University – FAMUs 2-1 series win against Wofford College.
Position Player – Aubrey McCarty (6-4 junior OF/P) from Doerun, GA .583 avg, 12 at bats, 5 runs, 8 hits, 6 runs batted in and 1 triple
Pitcher – McCarty also won Sunday’s game as the starting pitcher, working 5.0 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, with one strikeouts against three walks… Wofford batters hit just .157 against him
HBCU Small School Division
Lincoln University – Combined pitchers toss a no-hitter to opened the 2017 baseball season in 7-0 defeating Urbana University
Pitcher – Terence Berry (6-1 Senior RHP/OF) 5.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 9Ks, 23 batters faced
Pitcher – Marcos Castillo (6-0 Sophomore RHP) 2.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 2 Ks, 1 save
Paine College – Led the Lions to their first two wins of the season 18-10 and 14-11 against Voorhees.
Position Player – Ricky Carvajal (6-0 Senior INF) from Santo Domingo, DR .666 batting average, going 6-for-9 at the plate including a homerun, 1 double and 7 runs batted in. Carvajal also had 4 runs scored and a stolen base.
Jarvis Christian College – In 4-2 win over Stillman College.
Pitcher – Jospeh Lyall (4-0) A (5-11 Junior) RHP from Richmond, TX threw 6.10 IP, 8 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 3Ks, 2BB, with a 1.42 earned run averaged
Voorhees College – In two games this weekend, led his offense both losses to Paine College
Position Player – Stephen Perez (5-10 R-Freshmen) San Juan, PR 5 hits, 1 double, 4 runs scored, 4 runs batted in
Kentucky State University – Threw a Complete-game in a 9-3 win over Lake Erie College in his first collegiate career win
Pitcher – Connor Kelly (Freshman LHP) – 7.0 IP, allpwed 4 hits, 3 unearned runs, 0 earned runs, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts faced 25 batters