Montgomery Biscuits, BCSG 360, City of Montgomery Mayor’s Office, Black College Nines To Hold Virtual Press Conference For Black College World Series Event In Montgomery, AL

BCSG 360 along with Black College Nines and the City of Montgomery Mayor’s Office will host a virtual press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21st to formally announce the inaugural Black College World Series HBCU baseball events hosted by the Montgomery Biscuits home of Major League Baseball Double-A affiliate the Tampa Bay Rays. The event will be played at Riverwalk Stadium, 200 Coosa Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. 

The inaugural series will feature eight HBCU baseball teams, made up of four from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and four from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). School baseball programs from these two athletic governing associations constitute the “small school” division. 

The Black College World Series will take place on April 28, 2021 – May 1, 2021 at the ballpark and will allow HBCU baseball programs to write the next chapter of a much needed showdown to determine a national champion of black college baseball. 

The Black College World Series will be live stream. Games will be available live on the Black College Sports Network at Game will also be available on the BCSN YouTube channel (myjbnonline) and via the MyJBN/My BCSN App, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The particulars…

  • Who: NCAA Division II and NAIA Baseball Programs
  • What: Inaugural Black College (Small School Division) World Series
  • When: April 28 – May 1, 2021
  • Where: Riverwalk Stadium (home of the Tampa Bay Rays Double-A affiliate Montgomery Biscuits)200 Coosa Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
  • Format: Two divisions (one division of four NCAA Division II teams/one division of four NAIA teams) with each division playing a double-elimination format and winners of each division face off in a one-game playoff to determine a champion. 
  • Teams Seeded: 

      NCAA Division II                                             NAIA

  1. Savannah State (GA)                              1. Xavier of Louisiana 
  2. Bluefield State  (WV)                              2. Rust (Miss)
  3. Kentucky State                                        3. Florida Memorial 
  4. Lane College (Tenn)                               4. Edward Waters (FL)
  • Events:
    • Black College World Series Press Conference (Virtual)
    • Opening Pitch Reception/Luncheon TBA
    • The HBCU Experience (Virtual)
    • Black College World Series – Riverwalk Stadium

Tickets can be purchased at Black College World Series Tickets.

The Montgomery Biscuits General Manager Brendon Porter, BCSG 360 Executive Director Prentiss Hill and Black College Nines lead writer HBCU baseball guru Michael Coker will host Xavier University of Louisiana head coach Andrian Holloway, Savannah State head coach Carlton Hardy, Bluefield State College head coach Drew Bailey and  Kentucky State head coach Rob Henry. Each coach will discuss their respective participation in the Black College World Series. All pertinent ticket information for the weekend matchups to be provided as well.

The virtual press conference will be held via Zoom; please contact [email protected] to request a link. 

            Press Conference Agenda (Central Time)

            Wednesday, April 21, 2021

            Press Conference

            10:00am House Opens

            10:00am – 10:10am Press Check-in/Recorded Music 

Mayor’s Office

            10:15am – 10:25am Remarks 

            Representative Montgomery Biscuits

            10:25am – 10:35am Remarks

            Erwin Prentiss Hill

            Executive Director

            BCSG 360

            10:35am – 10:45am Remarks

            Select NCAA/NAIA AD & Baseball Coach

            10:50am – 11:30am Press Q&A

            11:25am – 12:00pm Recorded Music

            Post-Press Conference

            12:00pm – 12:05pm Follow-up with Press 

The world series invitational is organized by Erwin Prentiss Hill, Executive Director of BCSG 360, a 501(c)(3) organization which is a global advocate of the Historically Black College and University experience. Technical assistance and development of the tournament has been provided by HBCU baseball guru Michael Coker, lead writer at Black College Nines is an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of HBCU baseball through current and historical news reporting.

Please contact Prentiss Hill of BCSG 360 at [email protected] for any inquiries. 

Black College World Series Game Schedule: 

Day 1 April 28, 2021 (All Times Central)

Game 1 – 9:00 a. m. 

Game 2 – 12: 30 p.m.  

Game 3 – 3:30 p.m.  

Game 4 – 7:00 p.m.  

Day 2 April 29

Game 5 – 8:00 a.m. 

Game 6 – 11:30 a.m.  

Game 7 – 2:30 p.m. 

Home Run Derby 6:00 p.m.  

Game 8 – 8:30 p.m.

Day 3 April 30 

Game 9 – 9:00 a.m. 

Game 10 – 12: 30 p.m.  

Game 11 – 3:30 p.m.  

Game 12 – 7:00 p.m.  .

Day 4 May 1

Game 13 – 1:00 p.m. 

Game 14 – 4:30 p.m. 

Game 15 – 7:30 p.m. (If Necessary)

Note: All games are 9 inning games. Ten (10) run rule will be in effect. 

About BCSG 360

The mission of BCSG 360 is to educate students of the value and benefits associated with attending and graduating from Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). They also provide engaging historical content, programming and curriculums to middle and high school systems to teach students about the history and pride associated with HBCUs. BCSG 360 strives to connect students and community to HBCUs using engaging events and programming to create awareness and participation in the admittance and scholarship process. The organization serves as a clearinghouse of qualitative and quantitative information to be used to educate communities on the outcomes associated with HBCU and the HBCU Experience. For more information, contact Edwin Prentiss Hill [email protected].

About The Montgomery Biscuits

The Montgomery Biscuits are a Minor League Baseball team based in Montgomery, Alabama. They are the Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and play in the Double-A South. The team was founded in Orlando, Florida, in 1973 as the Orlando Twins, an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins in the Southern League. After remaining in the Minnesota minor league organization for 20 seasons, the team became an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs for four seasons and then the Seattle Mariners for one. In 1999, the team became an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and they have remained in the organization ever since. They became members of the Double-A South in 2021. Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium is the home of the Biscuits. The minor league baseball ballpark opened in 2004. Located in downtown Montgomery, the stadium can host up to 7,000 people a night. The Stadium offers a riverfront area that is easily accessible from Riverwalk Stadium, 20 luxury suites, picnic areas along the third-base line and in left-center field. The picnic area in left-center field can accommodate up to 4,000 fans. The stadium also has a full bar, called “The Club Car Bar” and a children’s playground area located down the third base line. The stadium scoreboard is a video board with a LED screen with instant replay. For more information, contact Brendon Porter [email protected].  

About Black College Nines 

Black College Nines is an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of HBCU baseball through current and historical news reporting. Coverage includes current and contemporary HBCU baseball news, Black Pioneers of College Baseball, conversations with the legends of HBCU baseball, General, Legends of HBCU baseball, the stories of black college baseball’s past, team news, HBCU baseball top ten polls, Black College Nines Podcast, live events and Black College Baseball History. For more information, contact Michael Coker [email protected]

About The Black College Sports Network 

The Black College Sports Network is the first online media outlet dedicated to LIVE coverage and broadcasting of HBCU sporting events on a weekly basis. The BCSN is the flagship product of the JERICHO Broadcast Networks (JBN). For more information, contact Roy Eavins [email protected]

4 comments for “Montgomery Biscuits, BCSG 360, City of Montgomery Mayor’s Office, Black College Nines To Hold Virtual Press Conference For Black College World Series Event In Montgomery, AL

  1. Good evening. Have a schedule been posted as of yet. For the HBCU world series

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