Active Bloggers

HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
Tieuel Legacy Tieuel Legacy
class of
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Elynor Moss Elynor Moss
North Carolina Central University class of 2003
Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
New York Inst of Tech class of 1997
Dixie Somers Dixie Somers
Other College... class of 2004
Nicole Rankine Nicole Rankine
University of Georgia class of 2000

Page and Garcia Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

Page and Garcia Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on June 24, 2022

The accolades continued to pour in for Grambling State baseball on Wednesday, as GSU standouts Shemar Page and John Garcia earned ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I South All-Region honors.

Page earned first team honors after being named the 2022 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Pitcher of the Year, proved to be one of the most dominant pitchers in the entire country this season. Page finished the season ranked no. 2 in the nation in strikeouts this with 143 Ks.

The Laurel, Miss. native posted an 8-5 record as a starter and also led the SWAC in ERA (2.60), Opposing Batting Average (.193). He was the only pitcher in the conference to hold opposing teams to below .200 in batting average. Page also tossed five complete games, which led the conference and ranked second nationally.

The highlight of Page's season came on April 22, when he threw just the 34th perfect game in NCAA Division I history versus Alcorn State.

Page was also dangerous at the plate, providing a strong bat for the Tigers batting .351 with 28 RBI, nine doubles, six triples and three home run. He added one stolen base to his tally.

On June 3, he participated in the 2022 Minority Baseball Prospects HBCU All-Star Game held at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.



Page signed his first professional contract with the Washington Wild Things of the Frotier League, a partner of Major League Baseball (MLB), on June 12.

Garcia landed on the all-region second team after posting huge numbers for the Tigers this spring and earning All-SWAC first team distinction.

The Bronx, N.Y. native, who started 53 of 55 games he played, batted .409 on the year. Garcia led one of the most prolific offensive teams in the SWAC, ranking in the top five in nine different conference batting categories. He ranked second in batting average, slugging percentage (.679) and runs batted in (67). He ranked first on base percentage (.515) and OPS (1.194). His 10 home runs was tied for third most in the SWAC and his 18 doubles with landed him in fifth.

He also registered two triples and stole four bases.

As the starting catcher, Garcia also threw out 18 runners on stolen base attempts, which also ranks second in the SWAC.

He also participated in the MBP HBCU All-Star Game on June 3.

The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 13,000 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.



SOURCE Grambling State University
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Lessa Named as Lady Panthers New Head Soccer Coach
EWU Cheerleading Squad Earns Bid to Nationals
Dillard University Announces Dr. Linda J. Bell as New Athletic Director
Cheyney University Provides Laptops To All Students
Bluefield State University Receives Reaffirmation of Institutional Accreditation
Goodridge Named BCU Assistant Volleyball Coach
Latest News
Lessa Named as Lady Panthers New Head Soccer Coach

Lessa Named as Lady Panthers New Head Soccer Coach

Christiane Lessa, has been named the new head coach of the Prairie View A&M University women's soccer team announced by the Director of Athletics Dr. Donald R. Reed. "I am excited that coach Lessa ...more
Kennedy Williams • 119 Views • August 13th, 2022
EWU Cheerleading Squad Earns Bid to Nationals

EWU Cheerleading Squad Earns Bid to Nationals

For the first time in the history of the Competitive Cheer program at Edward Waters University, The Lady Tigers will compete at the 2023 National Cheerleaders Association National Collegiate Champions ...more
Kennedy Williams • 206 Views • August 13th, 2022
Dillard University Announces Dr. Linda J. Bell as New Athletic Director

Dillard University Announces Dr. Linda J. Bell as New Athletic Director

Dillard University president Dr. Rochelle L. Ford has announced that Dr. Linda J. Bell will step into the role of director of the Department of Athletics. Since 2018, Bell has served as director of co ...more
Kennedy Williams • 847 Views • August 13th, 2022
Cheyney University Provides Laptops To All Students

Cheyney University Provides Laptops To All Students

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide students with the latest technology to perform at the highest academic level, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is providing all 625 students with persona ...more
Kennedy Williams • 96 Views • August 13th, 2022
Bluefield State University Receives Reaffirmation of Institutional Accreditation

Bluefield State University Receives Reaffirmation of Institutional Accreditation

Bluefield State University has received formal notification that it has earned full reaffirmation of accreditation from the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). ...more
Kennedy Williams • 133 Views • August 13th, 2022
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 386,857 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 118,713 Views • March 11th, 2015
Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

Blonde Instagram Model Goes Viral for Graduating from HBCU and Pledging Delta Sigma Theta!

A blonde woman is going viral this morning, for graduating from A Historically Black College while pledging a Black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. @Blonde_HBCU The woman, an IG ...more
Will Moss • 111,602 Views • November 30th, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 72,463 Views • September 10th, 2020
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 72,289 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!