The inaugural HBCU All-Star Game was played on Tuesday, June 8, at Hoover Met Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. Fifty-two student-athletes were selected in total, including 13 that represent DII schools. 

The game was held by Minority Baseball Prospects, which created the event to “provide a platform to top-level talent coming out of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and recognize the tremendous work of the coaches who mold, develop and support these players.”

Desmond Jennings’ team defeated Rickie Weeks’ team, 3-1. Both Jennings and Weeks are former MLB players. A full replay of the game can be found here

Below are the 13 DII players that participated. They’re listed in alphabetical order. 

Name Position Class School
Anthony Johnson Infielder Redshirt Junior Benedict
Charles Jackson Utility Sophomore Claflin
Chris O’Neal Infielder Fifth Year Lane
Derrick Odom Outfielder Junior Morehouse
Dwayne Franklin Outfielder Junior Savannah State
Enrico Peele Pitcher Sophomore Savannah State
Jalan Daniels Pitcher Sophomore Tuskegee
Joshua Lewis Outfielder/Pitcher Junior Tuskegee
Lorenzo Peterson Pitcher/First base Junior Clark Atlanta
Ronald McGhee Catcher Senior Tuskegee
TJ Thomas II Outfielder Redshirt Sophomore Albany State
Zach Elias Infielder Senior Lane
Zavian Caldwell Pitcher Senior Miles



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