Bethune-Cookman Baseball brings in highest-ranked JUCO class in program history

Courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Athletics DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman head baseball coach Jonathan Hernandez has landed another nationally ranked recruiting class this year as the Wildcats skipper and his staff haul in the 37th ranked JUCO recruiting class in the country. The JBB, a Junior-College baseball publication, has ranked B-CU’s JUCO signing class as the 37th best in the country for this recruiting cycle. This marks the 3rdtime a recruiting class has been ranked nationally under Hernandez’s tenure.Hernandez and his staff inked 11 Junior-College players who arrived on campus this Fall in Daytona Beach.  “We are very…

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Grambling promotes Davin Pierre to head baseball coach

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Senior Associate AD for Athletic Communications, Grambling State Athletics GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, Dr. Trayvean Scott, announced on Friday he has elevated Davin Pierreto head baseball coach. “We are excited to elevate Coach Pierre as our head baseball coach,” Scott said. “Coach Pierre did an outstanding job during the 2022 season as the interim head coach and we wanted to promote him for all his hard work. His success of his student-athletes on and off the field speaks for itself and continues…

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Albany State Baseball to hold walk-on meeting

The Albany State Baseball team went 32-16 ( 28-7, SIAC), but came up short in the conference championship game, falling 8-7 to Spring Hill. The Goden Rams were tapped to participate in the Black College World Series in Montgomery. After defeating the Thoroughbreds of Kentucky State 12-2 in the opening game, the Golden Rams fell 15-10 to Miles College. As the path to improvement does not just lay on the recruiting trail or the transfer portal, sometimes there is considerable untapped talent and potential walking around campus, Albany State baseball…

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Tyson Foods donates $10K to Albany State Baseball

Courtesy of Albany State Athletics Tyson Foods donated $10,000 to the Albany State University Golden Rams baseball team to celebrate the team’s participation in the 2022 Black College World Series.  Tyson Foods was the first title sponsor of the event and indicated that they are looking forward to helping grow and promote HBCU baseball in the coming years. “I would like to thank Mr. John Tyson and Tyson Foods for their generosity.  Tyson’s acknowledgement of our participation in the Black College World Series is meaningful.  The $10,000 contribution will make…

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Albany State baseball adds Luis Martinez to coaching staff

Courtesy of Albany State Unversity Athletics: Luis Martinez recently joined the Golden Rams family after previously spending two years at Thomas University. Martinez is a native of Maracay, Venezuela and graduated from high school in 2012. Martinez came to the United States in 2015 where he attended ASA College- Miami. Coach Martinez holds many records at ASA with the most hits in a career (85), the most walks in a career (70). His on base percentage was second in a season and second in a career with .463. Also, during…

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SIAC announces 2021-22 All-Academic honourees

From the SIAC: A record high, 1,474 student-athletes, was named to the 2021-22 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Commissioner’s All-Academic Team for maintaining at least a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average throughout the 2021-22 academic year. Student-athletes with a 3.2 or higher were considered for all-academic team honors. The number of student-athletes selected in each sport is determined by the number of positions usually involved in that sport. Fifty-one students from 13 institutions recorded a 4.0 grade point average. Benedict College and Kentucky State University led all institutions in this year’s…

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SIAC names Tuskegee’s India Blakely and Albany State’s Lachlan Ross Woman and Man of the Year

Courtesy Tyler Williams Associate Commissioneer of Communications and Senior Woman Administrator of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the inaugural SIAC Woman and Man of the Year honorees, sponsored by GEICO. India Blakely, a women’s basketball player and captain at Tuskegee University, majoring in Occupational Therapy, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Woman of the Year. Lachlan Ross, an international baseball player at Albany State University majoring in Accounting, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Man of the Year. The Man and Woman…

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Coppin State to take on East Carolina in NCAA Baseball Tourney

Coppin State, who claimed victory in the MEAC Baseball Tournament , after besting Delaware State 18-12, has found out their opponent in their first round opponent in the NCAA Baseball Championship. The Eagles, (24-28) will make their NCAA Tournament debut against the Pirates of East Carolina University (42-18) in the Greenville Regional. The Pirates, defeated the Cougars of the University of Houston 6-1 to capture the American Athletic Conference (AAC) championship. The white-out Cougars will enter the matchup on an 18-game win streak and the Eagles will likely also have…

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Alabama State wins SWAC Baseball Tourney, secures regional slot

From the Southwestern Athletic Conference: Links Box Score BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- After four hours and 53 minutes, Christian Lopez fielded a ground ball at third, stepped on the bag, and threw across the diamond to complete a double play and send Alabama State into a celebration with a 6-5 14-inning championship victory over Southern in the SWAC Baseball Tournament Championship game at Regions Field on Sunday. Alabama State and Southern swapped the lead throughout the game including in the 13th inning when both teams scored to force the game into the 14th where…

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Albany State falls to Miles, 15-10 in Black College World Series

Courtesy Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Albany State University Golden Rams were defeated by the Miles College Golden Bears (15-10) in the 2022 Black College World Series held at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. The Golden Rams were held scoreless until the bottom of the 6th inning when Malik Bellreached on a fielder’s choice to score Lachlan Ross to make the score (10-1).  The Golden Rams scored 2 more runs when Hill Corleydoubled to left field to score Tyler McConnelland Nicholas Hernandez.  The Golden Rams closed the gap to (10-5) when Pierce Thomassingled up the middle to score Hill Corley and Malik…

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