Tag: Black College Baseball

Miles,Albany,Claflin Kentucky State Advances in SIAC Tourney

By Michael May 5, 2018 0

Miles College and Albany State squeaked out one-run wins to cap off an exciting day of baseball at the SIAC Baseball Tournament, which will crown a conference champion on Sunday.

Both schools came into the tournament favored to reach the championship game.

They are ranked number one and two in the HBCU National Baseball Poll. Miles sits atop the poll and Albany is in the number two spot. read more

Morehouse Baseball Plays First D-1 Baseball School

By Michael March 7, 2018 0

They have been playing baseball at Morehouse College since the 1890s. The school discontinued baseball briefly, but resumed it.

Over at Georgia State University, they started playing baseball in 1956, about the time that Donn Clendenon was graduating from Morehouse and was faced with a dilemma, whether to become the first Black male elementary school teacher in Macon, Georgia, or whether to play professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates . read more

ATL Metro RBI Plans Spring HBCU Baseball Showcase

By Michael March 6, 2018 0

Seeking to help bring awareness to HBCU baseball, the ATL Metro RBI board of directors recently voted to host a baseball showcase of high school talent in the metro Atlanta area.

Plans call for a 36 team three day tournament in mid-May. The tournament will guarantee each team four games. This will give each team and players a chance to adequately showcase the unique skills they bring to the game. read more

Stillman College Sweep Morehouse 5-0 and 6-2

By Michael February 14, 2018 2

Stillman College baseball team handed first year coach, Terrance Whittle his first victory as head of the Stillman baseball program. The Tigers of Stillman shut-out the Morehouse Maroon Tigers 5-0 behind a super pitching performance from Shawn Vowell.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Morehouse dugout shouted jeers towards Vowell on the mound. His cheeks became flushed and the six foot five inch 200 pound right hander from Birmingham took the jeers personally. read more

Pro Baseball Scouts and Coaches Hold Clinic In Atlanta

By Michael November 12, 2017 0

Steve Williams, President of Professional Scouting for the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club, was all smiles on a recent chilly Saturday morning. What brought a smile to his face was the sight of 100 young, mostly black, men on the baseball diamond at Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

There was a gleam in his eyes that matched the radiant smile on his face as he looked across the ball field with the watchful eye of a mentor, coach and scout. read more

Tuskegee Drops Two to Eastern New Mexico

By Michael February 14, 2017 0

The Tuskegee University Golden Tigers began a 9 game road trip at the Home Plate facility in Peachtree City, Georgia against Eastern New Mexico State University. Tuskegee came into the game with a 5-2 record in the early season, while Eastern New Mexico is off to a 7-1 start. The teams played two games under sunny skies on Monday, February 13, 2017. read more

Martin Left Big Baseball Legacy at Tuskegee

By Michael February 8, 2017 2

James Martin, 1944-2009, was head baseball coach at Tuskegee Institute, now known as Tuskegee University from 1971-1982 and from 1984-1988.

Martin was honored as the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Baseball Coach of the Year ten times during his fifteen year baseball coaching career. Between 1976 and 1980, Coach Martin had a .750 winning percentage, winning over 200 games in his first ten years as the head baseball coach. During this decade, Martin doubled as the Assistant Head Coach of the Tuskegee football team. He would later become Head Coach of the football program and Director of Athletics at Tuskegee. Additionally, Martin served as Director of Athletics at South Carolina State University, Long Island University and his Alma Mater, Alabama A & M University. read more

Tuskegee Baseball Team off to fast start

By Michael February 7, 2017 0

The Tuskegee University Golden Tigers baseball team is off to a fast start, They started the 2017 season by sweeping Selma University, a perennial independent powerhouse, 11-4 and 15-5 in a double-hitter on February 3. Tuskegee pounded out 11 hits and was led by a two home run performance from Ricky Green, who drove in 4 runs. read more

Tuskegee Hosts First Baseball Alumni Classic

By Michael October 23, 2016 0

Tuskegee Institute, Alabama Tuskegee University under the leadership of first year Head Baseball Coach Reggie Hollins hosted its first Tuskegee University Alumni Baseball Classic, October 21, 2016, during the homecoming festivities at the historic university in East Alabama.

Hollins, a 2010 graduate of Tuskegee University, where he starred as a middle infielder for the Golden Tigers, took over the helm of the Tuskegee program this summer from Montressa Kirby, who had been doubling as the quarterback coach on the highly rated Tuskegee football team since 2009. read more