The accolades keep coming for Winston-Salem State baseball. Redshirt sophomore E.P. Reese was recently named to the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Division II All-Region Team for his outstanding season.
“E.P. really had a consistent season for us and he played in every game,” Coach Kevin Ritsche of the Rams said. “He showed his ability in the field and at the plate, so I’m not surprised he was named all-region.”
Reese led the Rams with a .408 batting average with 54 runs scored and 35 RBIs to go along with a team-best 26 stolen bases.
He transferred to WSSU from Liberty and took over in center field for the departed Randy Norris. Norris left the program following his junior season after being selected by the San Francisco Giants last June in the 19th round of the MLB Draft.
Reese, a former star at North Davidson, has transferred to Mount Olive to continue his education and baseball career this fall following WSSU's decision to shut down the baseball program due to financial reasons.
The Rams went 35-16 this season and for the ninth straight season had at least 30 wins. They ended their season last month by winning an independent team tournament.
WSSU was named the national champion for the HBCU small schools division by the Black College Nines website.