In a press release Tuesday, Stillman College announced that freshman outfielder Kelvin Reese has been selected to play in the inaugural HBCU (Historical Black Colleges and Universities) All-Star Baseball Game, presented by Minority Baseball Prospects.

The All-Star Game, which will be a part of a larger All-Star event, will take place from June 7 to June 8. This event will take place in Hoover, Alabama at the Hoover Met, the former home of the Birmingham Barons and the current residence of the SEC Baseball Tournament.

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To start the week, a combine will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 7, according to the press release. Following the combine will be a home-run derby. The actual All-Star Game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8.

Reese had a breakout year for the Tigers, hitting .278 in his first season. In addition, he had 20 hits, 11 RBI, and eight doubles in his 26 games with Stillman.

According to the press release, Reese was almost perfect, defensively.

“Reese recorded a .980 fielding percentage, recording one error in 51 chances. He was perfect on 34 chances in the outfield in 16 games against Southern States Athletic Conference teams in the regular season and SSAC Tournament.”

Unfortunately for the Montgomery native, Stillman struggled to a 3-25 overall record. Still, with Reese’s performance this year, the Tigers’ future could be bright.

In addition to Reese, nine other players from Alabama HBCUs have been selected for this event.

To buy tickets to this event or learn more, visit their website.

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