Riverwalk Stadium hosts Black College World Series

Baseball fans can head out to the ballpark all week and catch some HBCU college baseball!

Riverwalk Stadium hosts Black College World Series

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Baseball is back at Riverwalk Stadium! But, it’s not the Montgomery Biscuits.

The organization teamed up with Black College Nines and BCSG 360 to host the Black College World Series. The four day tournament began on Wednesday and will continue through Saturday.

“Yeah, it’s definitely different hearing the ping of the bats for college games compared to what we’ve heard, just birds flapping around, and just trying to keep the field looking good,” said Biscuits general manager Michael Murphy.

The event features six HBCU teams playing in a double-elimination style tournament. In addition to the tournament, there will also be a Homerun Derby held on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Murphy said he looks forward to the events this week, and hopefully growing the tournament in the future.

“It’s awesome to definitely have baseball back in any form, but we’re really excited to have the Black College World Series out here,” he said. “I think it’s a great opportunity for not only this year but to grow it in the future.”

Tickets can be purchased online.

Participating teams:

Seed No. 1 Xavier University of Louisiana

Seed No. 2 Savannah State University

Seed No. 3 Bluefield State College

Seed No. 4 Rust College

Seed No. 5 Florida Memorial University

Seed No. 6 Edward Waters College

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