Men's Baseball and Women's Softball Teams Win The Gulf Coast Conference Championship


Talladega, Ala. - The Talladega College Men’s Baseball and Women’s Softball teams have been named the 2014 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Champions. The TC Men’s Baseball team became GCAC Champions over the weekend, after defeating Edward Waters 11-9. The Women’s Softball team received the GCAC Championship title after defeating Edwards Waters 8 to 3.

In addition to the becoming GCAC Champs, players from each team received national recognition. Talladega College Baseball player Bryan Lopez was named pitcher of the week. Lopez pitched a no hitter in a 19-0 victory of Concordia-Selma during the conference play-offs. Softball player Julie Brown was also named pitcher of the week.

Both teams will now head to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Championships. The Talladega Men's Baseball team will head to the Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series at Harris Field in Lewiston, Idaho, May 23-30. The Talladega Women's Softball team will play for the NAIA Softball National Championship at the South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Georgia May 23-29.

About Talladega College
The oldest private Historically Black College in Alabama, Talladega College was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant. The College has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to Talladega. Home of the Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, the murals are on a nationwide tour where it is estimated to be seen by over a half million people and has received rave reviews from the New York Times. For more information, visit