Black College World Series 2022: Thursday Scores, Winners and Bracket Results

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIMay 12, 2022

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The second annual Black College World Series continued play on Thursday with four matchups from Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama.

It didn't take long for the fireworks to start as Miles College scored nine runs over the first two innings en route to a 15-10 win over Albany State.

Here's a look at the results, schedule and recaps of the day's action.

Thursday Results

Division II Winners Bracket

No. 2 Miles 15, No. 1 Albany State 10

Division II Losers Bracket

No. 4 Kentucky State 5, No. 3 Bluefield State 2

NAIA Winners Bracket

No. 1 Florida Memorial 14, No. 2 Edward Waters 1 (7 innings)


The Black College World Series is an eight-team tournament featuring four NCAA Division II schools and four more from the NAIA, all of which are historically Black colleges and universities.

Albany State, Kentucky State, Miles and Bluefield State represent Division II.

Florida Memorial, Talladega, Edwards Waters and Rust participate in NAIA ball.

Each quarter is participating in a double-elimination tournament that's running from Wednesday through Friday. The Division II and NAIA winners will then face off in the finals on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

Thursday Recaps

No. 2 Miles 15, No. 1 Albany State 10

Miles has advanced to the Division II final round after defeating Albany State 15-10.

Miles outfielder Clifton Orr smacked a three-run homer to cap a six-run first inning, and Jacob Bisharat added a three-run bomb of his own in the second for a 9-0 edge.

Albany State stopped the bleeding momentarily, but the rout still appeared to be on as the No. 1 seed was unable to score until the sixth. In the top half of that inning, Albany State scored its 10th run.

Albany State fired back in the bottom of the sixth with five runs, however, as Hill Corley's two-RBI double and Pierce Thomas' two-RBI single led to a five-spot that cut Miles' lead to 10-5.

Michael Archie tacked on two insurance runs with an eighth inning double, but Albany State bounced back with another five runs in the bottom of the frame. Albany State even brought up the tying run to the dish after a T.J. McConnell two-RBI single, but a groundout ended the inning.

Miles gave itself breathing room in the ninth with three more runs on a single, passed ball and a walk, and that was all the scoring for the day.

Albany State will now play Kentucky State in an elimination game Friday, and the winner will face Miles in the Division II final. Kentucky State beat Albany State 12-2 earlier in the tournament.


No. 1 Florida Memorial 14, No. 2 Edward Waters 1 (7 innings)

A close game early turned into a blowout and mercy-rule win late as Florida Memorial scored 14 unanswered runs from the third through sixth innings to cruise into the NAIA final.

Florida Memorial trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the third before scoring four runs in that frame. The Lions then scored six in the fifth and four in the sixth before the game ended early after the top of the seventh.

Big hits included Axel Gomez's two-run blast, Jalen Young's RBI triple and three RBI off a pair of Ulises Rodriguez singles.

Starting pitcher Juan Raul Hernandez went the distance for Florida Memorial, striking out four and allowing just three hits for the win.

He only allowed one hit (a fifth-inning single) after the first inning, when Edward Waters scored off a Daquarius Thompkins single that brought in Keilin Washington.

Edward Waters will now play in an elimination game on Friday.


No. 4 Kentucky State 5, No. 3 Bluefield State 2

Kentucky State stayed alive in the Black College World Series thanks to a three-RBI night from Antonio Chambers, whose two-run homer in the third inning proved to be a game-winner.

On the mound, Dashawn Hureskin struck out 11 batters over 7.1 innings and allowed one earned run in the process for the win.

Chambers also knocked in a first-inning run on a fielder's choice for an early 1-0 lead. His homer made it 3-0 before Kentucky State tacked on runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Bluefield State answered with runs in the fifth and sixth but could not score any more for the remainder of the game.

Kentucky State has Albany State up next in an elimination game that will take place Friday at 10 a.m. ET.