Black College Nines’ 2021 HBCU Pre-Season All-Elite Team

Fifty-eight Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baseball players have been named to the 2021 Black College Nines’ Elite Pre-Season baseball teams. First and second team selections were made in both the Large School Division (made up of NCAA Division I schools) and Small School Division (made up of those in the NCAA Divisions II as well as NAIA and USCAA schools). 

Selections were made based upon research and statistical information provided by Black College Nines with assistance from baseball programs’ coaching staffs and sports information directors.

The 2021 HBCU Pre-Season Elite Team:

Large School Division

First Team

1B Oscar Ponce (Texas Southern University)

2B Trista Garcia (Alcorn State University)

3B Miguel Medina (Grambling State University)

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 Evan Gates (North Carolina A&T University)

Second Team

1B Rafael Ramirez (Grambling State University)

2B Tristen Cooper (Florida A&M University)

3B Trenton Jamison (Alabama State University) 

SS Dustin Barber (North Carolina A&T University)

UTL Jabronski Williams (Alabama State University)

OF Cameron Phelts (Grambling State University)

OF Equon Smith (Jackson State University)

OF Marcos Castillo (Coppin State University)

C Colin Smith (North Carolina Central University)

DH Victor Bueno (Texas Southern 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)

Small School Division

First Team

1B Matt Janocik (Harris Stowe State University)

2B Chris O’Neal (Lane College)

3B Anthony Johnson (Benedict College) 

SS Keishawn Clark (Lane College)

UTL Treviz Brown (Lane College) 

OF Dom Lawson (Kentucky State University)

OF Yunior Sanchez (Florida Memorial University)

OF Brandon O’Conner (Benedict College)

C Ron McGhee (Tuskegee University)

DH Jordan Smith (Lane College)

P Christian Moore (Benedict College)   

P Jeremiah Hardy (Virginia State University)

P Dashawn Hureskin (Kentucky State University) 

RP Jorge Baez (Benedict College)

Second Team

1B Kevin Russell (Virginia State University)

2B Jace Wilson (Kentucky State University)

3B Luis Lamarche (Savannah State University)

SS Colt Dozier (Stillman College) 

UTL Zach Elias (Lane College)

OF Tanner Brandon (Bluefield State College)

OF Kevin Givhan (Kentucky State University)

OF Davie Pound (Harris Stowe State University)

C Max Guadalupe (Lincoln University PA)

DH DeMarcus Reid (Talladega College)

P Dom Lawson (Kentucky State University)

P Brady Bibbs (Kentucky State University)

P Savontae Williams (Tuskegee University)

P Andrew Datcher (Miles College)

RP Dane Peterson (West Virginia State University)*

RP David Padilla (Talladega College)*

* tie in voting

6 comments for “Black College Nines’ 2021 HBCU Pre-Season All-Elite Team

  1. Anonymous, Alsander Womack was coming out of preseason 2020 when he was selected one of the “top 100 hitters in the country” based on his 2019 stats where he batted .377 with 3 home runs and 31 runs batted in. In comparison, his numbers for the 2020 season were .284 and 10 RBIs. Take nothing away from Womack and what he has done so far during his collegiate career, but it is noted, several other players garnered enough votes who had outstanding shortened season stats in 2020. Womack is featured in an upcoming article of ours to be released in the next few days.

  2. Where is Alsander Womack from Norfolk State University? In 2020, he was named one of the top 100 hitters in the country?

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