Update on Black World Series in Columbia, S.C…….

Posted by Andy Durham on August 3, 2008 at 1:17 pm under Amateur | 2 Comments to Read

I was on the phone with Coach Derrick Johnson last night getting the update on the Black Baseball World Series from down in Columbia, South Carolina.

Coach Johnson said our local team the Triad All-Stars lost to Detroit on Friday, 8-7, and then fell again on Saturday 8-7 to Richmond, Virginia to finish (2-2) in the Series. The All-Stars finished third in their bracket.

The local 15 and Under team(The Greensboro Bison) coached by JB Baynes won on Saturday and they are in the Final Four. The same can be said for Reggie Tatum’s 12 and Under team(The Carolina BigCats), they also made it to the Final Four.

Coach Derrick Johnson has a bid in and hopes by working with Ken Free(a former Greensboro resident and one-time commissoner of the MEAC), to bring the Black Baseball World Series to Greensboro in 2009.

Coach Johnson will be working hard to bring the World Series to Greensboro.


  • John said,

    I think that Coach Johnson will bring the World Series to Greensboro soon.

  • BigCats Fan said,

    Congratulations to the BigCats who brought home the 12U World Series Championship on Sunday with a 11-9 victory over the South Carolina Smokers!! The boys started Sunday morning with a 10-0 win over the Padres from Detroit to earn the right to play for the championship.

    Also, congratulations to the Greensboro 15U team who also won their championship on Sunday!!

    And, congratulations to the 18U team came for thier 3rd place finish!!

    Greensboro was represented well in South Carolina!!