The start of the season for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) small school baseball programs is in full swing, Black College Nines (BCN) takes a look at the players on the mound and in the batter box who helped elevate their teams on opening weekend 2018.
Once again, HBCU baseball has a large pool of players with potential from starters to role players. BCN will continue coverage throughout the entire season of who’s hot, drawing attention to the student athlete’s individual play as well as his efforts to help his team win.
Who’s Hot In HBCU Baseball:
Tuskegee University – Defeating Lee University
In a 3-2 come from behind win against Lee University, Gabriel Selochan hit a run-scoring bloop single that gave Tuskegee the lead which also put the Golden Tigers ahead for good. Selochan also worked two scoreless innings to close the game earning the save.
Saint Augustine’s University – Series Win Against the University of Virginia-Wise
Carson Davis had five runs batted in, in two games against UVA-Wise. In game two of the three-game series, Davis smacked a two-run singles to give the Falcons a 5-1 lead that decided the game. Davis added an RBI single in the fourth inning for a 6-1 lead. Davis was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and one run scored. In the first game of the series, Davis hit a two-run double to tie the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning.
Winston Salem State University – Opening Season Win
The Winston-Salem State Rams opened the 2018 season down 4-1, mounted a four run ninth-inning to take a 5-4 win over No.27 ranked NCAA Division II team in the nation Millersville Marauders. After taking a 4-1 deficit into the ninth inning, the Rams rattled off four runs to claim the season opening victory.
Florida Memorial University – Four At Bats Two Hits
Sergio Chil in Florida Memorial defeat of Trinity Baptist College, went 2 for 4 and batted in three runs in FMU’s 3-2 win. All of Chil’s hits were singles. The biggest was a two-run scoring single in the fourth inning that was the eventual winning run.