Florida’s Edward Waters U. wins NCAA baseball bracket
Fred Jeter | 6/23/2022, 6 p.m.
Edward Waters University has won the big prize in HBCU baseball.
The Jacksonville, Fla., school defeated Kentucky State 3-2 in last month’s finals of the Tyson Foods Black College World Series in Montgomery, Ala.
To reach the final, Edward Waters won the NCAA Division II bracket including Rust, Miss., and Florida Memorial. Kentucky State won the NAIA bracket against Bluefield State, W.Va., Albany State, Ga. and Miles, Ala. This event was for NCAA Division II and NAIA schools only. The Division I schools from the MEAC and SWAC were not included.
Waters’ Keilin Washington, a 5-foot-6, 145-pound outfielder, was named MVP.
In the inaugural Black College World Series in 2021, Savannah State, Ga., was crowned champion.