April 7, 2022

Florida National University falls to Paine Lions      

SRP Park, in partnership with Miracle Nissan of Augusta and North Augusta, along with Paine College hosted the inaugural HBCU Baseball Classic on Sunday, March 20, 2022. The first game featured Benedict College vs. Kentucky State. Paine College played Florida National University and took home the win after nine innings – 8 to 7. This game may not go down in Lion Athletics history, but it will be remembered as a sweet win in the inaugural HBCU Baseball Classic.    

Coach Melvin Marshall said the Lion Baseball Team showed a lot of heart and pride. "We fought hard to emerge victorious. We never doubted our ability to win. The Lions have hearts of champions."    

Paine College Lions will play Bob Jones University Bruins on April 9th in Greenville, South Carolina.    

Ronald Fisher, Chapter President for the South Carolina Upstate Alumni Chapter, said they are looking forward to hosting the Paine Baseball Team. "We look forward to welcoming the Lions and witnessing a sea of purple and white in the stands at Bob Jones University on April 9.   

For more information about ways to support Lion Baseball at Paine College, please contact Selina B. Kohn, Athletics Director, at 706.821.8428 or via email:

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