Claflin University junior infielder Gerardic Dobbs has been named the Black College Nines' Small School Division Player of the Year. Dobbs was also named to the First Team. Teammate Clyde Parker earned Second Team honors in the Small School Division. The postseason honors were announced on Wednesday.
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The 2019 Black College Nines' Elite Teams consists of with 57 players from HBCU baseball programs across the country and are divided into two divisions, Large School Division and Small School Division.
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Selections were made based upon season long statistical information including research provided by both coaching staffs and their sports information directors. Player, Pitcher and Coach of the Year awards were voted upon by Black College Nines and members of the national media.
Dobbs (6-0, 215, Johnston) started in 41 games for the Panthers, who finished the season 25-18. He finished the season batting .363 with 37 runs, 53 hits including seven doubles, two triples and five home runs along with a team leading 45 RBI a slugging percentage of .455 and six stolen bases. Dobbs was named to the to the DII Independent Baseball Tournament All-Tournament Team earlier this month.
Parker (6-3, 215, Beaufort), who received his degree from Claflin on May 11, led the team in batting with a .402 average. He finished his senior season with 30 runs, 51 hits (11 doubles, 3 home runs) and was second behind Dobbs in RBI with 41.