Prairie View A&M Kyle Smith Named To Black College Nines Large School Elite Team




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PRAIRIE VIEW – Prairie View A&M senior hurler Kyle Smith has been recognized for his efforts during an abbreviated 2020 campaign, as he earned a spot on the 2020 Black College Nines Elite Teams.

Black College Nines is a baseball news website dedication to preserving the legacy of historically black college and university baseball. Smith was one of 57 players from HBCU baseball programs across the country lauded for their success on the field.

Smith earned second-team honors following a 2-2 effort in four starts for the Panthers. He threw a pair of complete games, striking out 30 batters. The Boling, Texas native had a pair of double-digit strikeout efforts, including a career-high 11 versus Texas College on Feb. 21.

Smith also threw a complete-game shutout against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, fanning 10. On the year, Smith posted a 2.37 ERA while posting a 5:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

The full Black College Nines Large School Division teams and honors are listed below.

2020 Black College Nines Large School Division Awards 
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)

2020 Black College Nines Elite First Team (Large School Division)
1B Oscar Ponce (Texas Southern University)
2B Trista 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)

2020 Black College Nines Elite Second Team (Large School Division)
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)
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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