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Highlights 2011

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See Schedule 2011 (including Results)

Two BC Baseball Standouts Received 2011 NCBWA Postseason Honors

Senior utility player Brandon Gipson was named a first team All-South Region and second team All-American selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Senior first baseman Corey Bryant was named a second team All-South Region selection:

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Brandon Gipson
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Corey Bryant

Gipson, a native of Detroit, MI, finished the 2011 season ranked nationally in several statistical categories including third with a .456 batting average, sixth with a .538 on-base percentage, and eighth with a .750 slugging percentage. The 6-5 catcher/third baseman also finished with a team-high 45 runs batted in and five home runs which ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the SIAC. He also ranked fifth nationally with 42 stolen bases and fourth nationally in stolen bases per game with one per contest while also scoring the third-most runs in the conference with 53.

Bryant, a native of Atlanta, GA, had three home runs and 35 runs batted in while batting .442 from the plate. He also had 21 stolen bases and a .730 slugging percentage. Bryant was also the SIAC Player of the Year as a junior in 2010.

Gipson and Bryant were also All-SIAC selections in 2010.

A panel of Division II media personnel and sports information directors selected the NCBWA All-America Team. To be eligible for NCBWA All-America honors, a student athlete must be selected as a first-team NCBWA all-region performer.

Amazing Base Stealing Machine (PDF): Benedict College Tigers Swipe 739 Bags Over Last 3 Seasons.

  • Tigers averaged an incredible 6.44 stolen bases per game in 2011
  • Source: Collegiate Baseball

2011 SIAC Baseball Championship (Albany, GA):

  • 04/28/2011, #1 BC d. #8 Kentucky State University, 14 - 4 W
  • 04/29/2011, #1 BC l. #4 Claflin University, 1 - 4 L (10 innings)
  • 04/29/2011, #1 BC l. #3 Tuskegee University, 8 - 12 L  Eliminated

The Tigers finished the 2011 regular baseball season with a record of 31 - 12 (14 - 1 Conference, 1st place in the SIAC East Division).

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, the Benedict College Tigers defeated Claflin University 6 - 4 and 9 - 8 to clinched the 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) East Division in Orangeberg ,SC.

Baseball Team is ranked #9 in NCAA Division II South Region Poll (as of 04/18/2011) and ranked #1 in Black College Baseball (BCB) Poll (as of 04/26/2011).

Benedict senior third baseman Brandon Gipson is the National Hitter of the Week (March 20, 2011; See Players/Pitchers of the Week 2011).

SIAC Announces 2011 Preseason Baseball All-Conference Team led by BC's senior first baseman Corey Bryant and junior pitcher Eric Cordova (01/28/2011).

2011 SIAC Baseball All-Conference Team

First Team
Eric Rodriguez, Senior, Catcher
Corey Bryant, Senior, First Base
Selwyn Young, Senior, Second Base
Brandon Gipson, Senior, Utility
Eric Cordova, Junior, Starting Pitcher

Second Team
Christopher Moye, Junior, Third Base
Donald Williams, Senior, Relief Pitcher

2011 SIAC Baseball All-Academic Team

Michael Jordan, Junior, Miami, FL, 3.56, Business Admin.

Head Coach: Selwyn Young
Trainer: Melissa Smith
Student Assistant: Toure Harris
Associate AD of Communications and Operations: Derrick Johnson
Assistant Sports Information Director: Jason James (photo)
Athletic Director: Willie Washington
President: Dr. David H. Swinton

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