HBCU 2015 Baseball Weekly Awards 4/8/2015





Voorhee’s Seabrook Named GCAC Player of The Week


NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference announced its baseball Player of the Week award winner for games played from March 29 through April 4, 2015.

Voorhees College shortstop Travis Seabrook earns his first Player of the Week award.  The senior from Charleston, S.C. went 5-7 for the Tigers in a pair of wins over Morris (S.C.).  Seabrook had three extra base hits and drove in eight runs as Voorhees rolled by a combined score of 27-4 in the two games.  He is currently on a season-high five-game hitting streak.  During the streak he is batting .500 (8-16) with just one strikeout.  Seabrook has struck out just seven times in 67 at-bats this season.



NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State’s Roger Hall earned the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Baseball Player of the Week honors,the conference announced on Monday. Norfolk State’s Matt Outman earned Pitcher of the Week honors while Mijon Cummings of Bethune-Cookman was selected Rookie of the Week.

Hall (SS, 6-0, r-So., Chesapeake, Va.) recorded a .667 batting average (8-for-12), including two doubles and one triple, 11 RBI and four runs, against Delaware State. Defensively, he recorded five putouts and six assists, without an error.

Roger Hall

Outman (P, 6-3, r-Jr., Chesapeake, Va.) tossed a complete game shutout, with a career-high 11 strikeouts, in a 21-0 win over Delaware State, improving his season record to 4-1.

Matt Outman


Cummings (3B, 5-11, Fr., Lutz, Fla.) went 6-for-13 against Florida Atlantic, Miami (Fla.) and Florida A&M. He belted his first career home run, with one RBI and one run scored against Miami.

Bethune-Cookman third baseman Mijon Cummings

Other Top Performances

Austin Garcia (B-CU) drove in five runs in a 7-4 victory over Florida International.

Austin Garcia


Toby Hoskins (UMES) pitched four scoreless innings, while fanning three batters, against Delaware State, Towson and Coppin State.

Toby Hoskins


Josh James (UMES) notched three hits, including two doubles, with one RBI and one run in an 8-6 victory over Delaware State.

Joshua James


Tyler Norris (B-CU) tossed six scoreless innings, while striking out five, in a 3-2 win against Florida A&M.

Carlos Ortiz (NCCU) recorded an extra-base hit in five straight games, including a home run in three consecutive games.

Chipper Smith (UMES) earned two victories, with four strikeouts and three runs allowed in 11 innings pitched.

Chipper Smith


Devin Sweet (NCCU) matched a team-high for the season with eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched in a 13-4 win against North Carolina A&T State.


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Player of The Week

Jason Baytop, St. Augustine’s

Baytop batted .385 with a double, 3 RBI, 4 runs scored and two stolen bases to lead the Falcons to a 2-1 record this past week. He also had 11 putouts with two assists and one error for a .929 average as a centerfielder. Baytop was 3-for-4 with a double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored and one stolen base in a 7-6 win over Chowan in Game 2 of a doubleheader. He also had five putouts and 1 assist in center field.

Jason Baytop, St. Augustine

Offensive Player of The Week

Darrell Langston, St. Augustine’s

Langston batted .500 and had a 1.250 slugging percentage in three games this past week. He had a home run, one RBI and three runs scored in addition to one stolen base. He stole home as the pitcher threw to the batter at home plate in a 7-6 victory over Chowan in Game 2 of a doubleheader on April 3. Langston smacked a solo home run over the left field wall in an 11-2 win over Chowan in Game 1.

Darrell langston

Defensive Player of The Week

Joshua Bumgardner, St. Augustine’s

(Fr, C – Durham, NC, #5)

Bumgardner recorded 8 putouts, two assists and no errors in addition to catching two runners attempting to steal in two games as catcher this past week. He had 7 putouts, 1 assist and no errors in an 11-2 victory over Chowan on April 3. One of his putouts was a pop fly in foul territory near the Chowan dugout. He sprinted under the pop fly and made an acrobatic catch for the out. Bumgardner batted .400 in addition to scoring one run and adding an RBI for the Falcons.

Pitcher of The Week

Philip Hathcock, St. Augustine’s

Hathcock allowed two hits and posted a 0.00 earned run average in five innings against nationally-ranked Mount Olive on April 1.

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