Bulldog Softball Duo Participated in 2023 HBCU All-Star Game Last Weekend

BOWIE STATE ATHLETICS: Bowie State’s Lindsey George and Jayla Hill were selected to participate in the 2023 Minority Softball Prospect HBCU All-Star Game held last Friday (June 2) at the Grizzly Softball Complex on the campus of Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Both George and Hill were members of “Team Billie Harris” as apart of the 2023 MSP HBCU All-Star Game roster. The purpose of this game is to provide a platform to top-level talent coming out of Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and recognize the tremendous work of the coaches who have molded, developed and support these players.

“Having two players representing Bowie State University in this monumental event is historical,” said head coach Ed Powell. “I am so proud of what those two ladies and the team accomplished this season. We are building something special here at Bowie State.”


George, a Fayetteville, Ga., native is a sophomore computer science major and pitcher for the Bulldogs. She was named the 2023 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Player of the Year and CIAA Tournament Most Valuable Player for 2023. The D2CAA All-Region Second Team honoree was the top pitcher for BSU with an ERA of 3.27 (7th in CIAA) and a 16-8 overall record – the most in CIAA play. George combined for 120 strikeouts and one shutout victory in 138.0 innings of work. In the CIAA, George is fourth for runs scored (39), sixth in runs batted in (33), fifth in hits (44), fourth in home runs (7), third in “at-bats” (137). George is one the teams best hitters, averaging .321 with 42 RBI. 


Hill, a native of Ruther Glen, Va., is a sophomore and sport management major who was one of the best outfielders in the CIAA for 2023. The CIAA First Team honoree fit right in with the Bulldogs during in her first season wearing the gold and black ranking amongst the CIAA in runs batted in (42) CIAA-best including nine against Benedict (2/19), doubles (9) tied for 2nd, 53 hits (1st in CIAA), 40 runs scored (3rd in CIAA), 145 at-bats (2nd in CIAA), seven home runs (tied for 2nd in CIAA). She averaged .352 at the plate and has tallied 42 RBI which is a team-best, 10 doubles (team-best) and four triples (team-best). Defensively, at center field she has registered 49 putouts, seven assists and fielding percentage of .986. Like teammate George, Hill was also named Second Team All-Region D2CAA.


Both George and Hill were among the top 50 HBCU talents in Division I, Division II, NAIA, and Junior Colleges to participate in this all-star game.

For the most up-to-date information on BSU Athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit bsubulldogs.com.

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