Black College Nines Announces 2022 HBCU Baseball Large School Post Season Elites and Individual Awards

Twenty-Nine HBCU baseball players have been named to the Black College Nines’ Elite teams for the 2022 season. Additional recognition is given to our Player, Pitcher, Freshman and Coach of the Year, as well as to Sports Information Directors. This marks the first time the national postseason awards was split from the large school based on the growth of the Black College World Series. First and second team selections were made in the Large School Division (made up of NCAA Division I baseball programs).

Selections were made based upon statistical information, mid-season reports including research provided by Black College Nines and both coaching staffs and their sports information directors. Player, pitcher and coach of the year awards were voted upon by Black College Nines and members of the national media.


The 2022 HBCU National Baseball Player, Pitcher, Freshmen and Coach of the Year:






Player of the Year – Trey Paige (Delaware State University)

Pitcher of the Year – Jordan Hamberg (Coppin State University)

Freshman of the Year – Terry Burrell III, (Grambling State University)

Coach of the Year – Auntwan Riggins (Prairie View A&M University)


Special Service Award 






Sports Information Director of the Year – Duane Lewis (Jackson State University)

Sports Information Director of the Year – Matthew Michalec (Norfolk State University)

Sports Information Director of the Year – Jarome Travis (Alabama State University)

Sports Information Director of the Year – Ed Cassiere (Xavier University Louisiana)


Large School Division (NCAA Division I) 

First Team

1B O’Neill Burgos (Southern University)

INF Ty Hill (Jackson State University)

INF Trey Paige (Delaware State University)

INF Cameron Bufford (Grambling State University)

UTL Jordan Hamberg (Coppin State University)

OF Tremaine Spears (Southern University)

OF Trevor Hatton (Grambling State University)

OF Marcos Castillo (Coppin State University)

C John Garcia (Grambling State University)

DH Ryan Howe (University Maryland Eastern Shore)

P Breon Pooler (Alabama State University)

P Jordan Hamberg (Coppin State University)

P Joseph Battaglia (Southern University)

RP Brenton Fisher (Bethune-Cookman University)

Second Team

1B Krew Bouldin (Delaware State University)

INF Cristopher DeGuzman (Alabama State University)

INF Dreylin Holmes (Mississippi Valley State University)

INF Alan Alonso (Delaware State University)

UTL Terry Burrell III, (Grambling State University)

OF Tyrese Clayborne (Texas Southern University)

OF Cameran Brantley (North Carolina A&T University)

OF Johnathon Thomas (Texas Southern University)

C Hunter May (Alabama State University)

DH Jacob Council (Norfolk State University)

P Shemar Page (Grambling State University)

P Roberto Maldonado (Prairie View A&M University)

P Hunter Viets (Florida A&M University)

RP Benjamin Krizen (Florida A&M University)

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