In the Black College Baseball World Series presented by Tyson Foods Home Run Derby presented by Guardian Baseball earlier in the day, Albany State’s Nate Lloyd warmed up for the evening by finishing second to Rust College’s Shemaar Stapleton. Stapleton from Olive Branch, Miss., slammed 15 home runs in three rounds of competition while Lloyd of Oxford, Ala., launched 14.

Other competitors in the elite field were finalists Evan Jones of Tuskegee and Lavoisier Fisher of Albany State along with Kentucky State’s Joseph Esparza, Tuskegee’s Julian Grier and Khalil Robinson of Rust College.

Home Run Derby champion Shemaar Stapleton with Guardian Baseball’s Zev Bernard