Alcorn State Travaris Cole Selected As HBCU Player Of The Year By Black College Nines, Tristin Garcia First-Team




Alcorn State Sports Information


LORMAN, Miss. – Despite the season being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Black College Nines released its 2020 HBCU honors, and senior Travaris Cole from the Alcorn State University baseball program was named the HBCU National Player of the Year, while sophomore Tristin Garcia earned a spot on the First-Team.

Cole, an outfielder from Monticello, Mississippi, started in every game for the Braves. He finished second in the SWAC in homers with three and third in RBIs with six.

In 12 games, he tallied at least two hits four times. He turned in a monster outing in a win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff with four hits including a grand slam and six RBIs.

Cole led the Braves in hits, homers, RBIs, runs scored and slugging percentage. He hit for a .313 batting average.

Garcia, a second baseman from Louisville, Kentucky, finished top-10 in the conference in batting average with a team-high .333 mark. He was the second-toughest hitter to strikeout in the league with a 9.8 ratio per at-bat.

Garcia led Alcorn in multi-hit and multi-RBI outings with four each. He submitted a huge performance against Ole Miss where he registered four hits including a homer.

Garcia ended top-50 in the nation in RBIs per game with 1.22.

Player of the Year
Travaris Cole (Alcorn State University) 

Pitcher of the Year
Jacknell Guzman (Alabama State University)

Freshman of the Year
Roderick Coffee (Texas Southern University)

Coach of the Year
Jose’ Vazquez (Alabama State University)

HBCU First-Team
1B Oscar Ponce (Texas Southern University)
2B Tristin Garcia (Alcorn State University)
3B Humberto Maldonado (University of Arkansas Pine Bluff)
SS Wesley Reyes (Jackson State University)
UTL Vinny Bailey (North Carolina Central University)
OF Roderick Coffee (Texas Southern University)
OF Travaris Cole (Alcorn State University)
OF Jared Weber (Florida A&M University)
C Ty Hanchey (Norfolk State University)
DH Luis DeLeon (North Carolina Central University)
P Jacknell Guzman (Alabama State University)
P Jacob Snyder (Southern University)
P Josh Hancock (Florida A&M University)
RP Fernando Diaz, Jr. (Alabama A&M University)

HBCU Second-Team
1B Jaylyn Williams (Jackson State University)
2B Chris Prentiss (Jackson State University)
3B Trenton Jamison (Alabama State University)
SS Dustin Barber (North Carolina A&T University)
UTL Jabronski Williams (Alabama State University)
OF Brian Cordell (University Maryland-Eastern Shore)
OF Equon Smith (Jackson State University)
OF Marcos Castillo (Coppin State University)
C Colin Smith (North Carolina Central University)
DH Rafael Ramirez (Grambling State University)
P Kyle Smith (Prairie View A&M University)
P Austin King (Alabama State University)
P Ethan Chavis (North Carolina A&T University)
RP Breon Pooler (Alabama State University)

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