Black College Nines HBCU Baseball 2020 Pre-Season Elites

Fifty-six Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baseball players have been named to the 2020 Black College Nines’ Pre-Season Elite first and second teams. The large school division is made up of NCAA Division I schools and the small school division is made up of schools in the NCAA Divisions II and III as well as those in the NAIA and USCAA.

In the large school division, Florida A&M placed five players on the Pre-Season Elite team with Coppin State, Jackson State, and Norfolk State each placing three players from their respective programs. Defending HBCU baseball national champion Southern University placed two players on the Elite list as did North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T, Grambling State, and Alabama State. Alcorn State and Prairie View A&M placed one each on the squad.

In the small school division, Lane College landed four players on the Pre-season Elite list while Albany State and Jarvis Christian each placed three players on the pre-season teams. Claflin, Miles, Texas College, Virginia State, and West Virginia State accounted for two each. Benedict, Edward Waters, Florida Memorial, Kentucky State, Paine, Stillman, Talladega, and Wiley each had one ballplayer named.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), both had six different programs represented on the large school squad while the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) listed six different programs among the small schools.

Selections were made based upon research and statistical information and information provided by coaching staffs.

The 2020 HBCU Pre-Season Elite Team:

Large School Division (DI)

First Team
1B Justin Banks (Coppin State University)
2B Alsander Womack (Norfolk State University)
3B Jaylen Williams (Jackson State University)
SS Dustin Baber (North Carolina A&T University)
UTL Alex Martinez (Prairie View A&M University)
OF Equon Smith (Jackson State University)
OF Carter Williams (North Carolina Central University)
OF Marcos Castillo (Coppin State University)
C Santiago Garcia (Alabama State University)
DH Jahmoi Percival (Grambling State University)
P Ryan Miller (North Carolina Central University)
P Eli Finney (Southern University)
P Ricardo Rivera (Alabama State University)
RP Jeremiah McCollum (Florida A&M University)

Second Team
1B Miguel Rivera (Delaware State University)
2B Chris Prentiss (Jackson State University)
3B Jared Gillis (Delaware State University)
SS Robert Robinson (Florida A&M University)
UTL Stephen Baughan (Norfolk State University)
OF Hampton Hudson (Southern University)
OF Caleb Ward (Norfolk State University)
OF Jared Weber (Florida A&M University)
C Tucker Rayburn (Florida A&M University)
DH Brandon Rembert (Alcorn State University)
P Bryan Delgado (Grambling State University)
P Kyle Coleman (Florida A&M University)
P Leon Davidson (North Carolina A&T University)
RP Cory Treyes (Coppin State University)

Small School Division (DII NAIA USCAA)

First Team
1B Eric McElveen (Claflin University)
2B Chris O’Neil (Lane College)
3B Melvin Crayton (Lane College)
SS Gerardic Dobbs (Claflin University)
UTL Bradon Connor (Benedict College)
OF Matt Kline (West Virginia State University)
OF Kevin Bryant II (Albany State University)
OF Darshon Broadwater (Stillman College)
C Jacob Bisharat (Miles College)
DH Anthony Ellis (Paine College)
P Brady Bibbs (Kentucky State University)
P Michael Reddick (Albany State University)
P Jarren Norman (Virginia State University)
RP David Padilla (Talladega College)

Second Team
1B Kevin Russell (Virginia State University)
2B Carlos Collazo (Texas College)
3B Ryne Benson (Miles College)
SS Keishaun Clark (Lane College)
UTL Matt Harrison (West Virginia State University)
OF Jouseph Renovales (Florida Memorial University)
OF Treviz Brown (Lane College)
OF Cameron Phelts (Texas College)
C Kevin Ciprian (Jarvis Christian College)
DH Marcus Judd (Edward Waters College)
P Malik Barrington (Albany State University)
P Anthony Orta (Jarvis Christian College)
P Roman Sorrell (Wiley College)
RP Phillip Griego (Jarvis Christian College)

Individual player stats from the 2019 season can be found here.

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