ATLANTA, GA (May 31, 2022) – After a solid season on the mound for the Panthers, Claflin senior Charles Jackson has been selected to take part in the 2022 Minority Baseball Prospects HBCU All-Star Game. The game, which is presented by the Henry Louis Aaron Fund, will offer the all-star experience and exposure to HBCU baseball players from across the nation.
Jackson is a junior from Macon, Georgia who will go into the game as a pitcher. He earned his spot in the all-star game after a strong season on the mound for the Panthers. He finished the season with 38 total innings pitched and 34 strikeouts. He will be joined by fellow HBCU baseball players from both the NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II. Jackson will be a member of Team Marquis Grissom and will be led by head coach Marquis Grissom, a former member of the Atlanta Braves and a graduate of Florida A&M University.
The 2022 MBP HBCU All-Star Game is set for a 7:30 p.m. first pitch on Friday, June 3rd at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. The game will cap a weekend of events that will serve as a platform to celebrate HBCU institutions, HBCU All-Stars, local Black businesses, the Henry Louis Aaron Fund, and the MBP Helping Hands Foundation. Among the events will be an HBCU All-Star Home Run Derby on Thursday, June 2nd.
For more ticket information to the 2022 Minority Baseball Prospects HBCU All-Star Game, log on HERE. For more information on Panthers baseball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to www.athletics.claflin.edu.