Jan. 19, 2011


Fourth Urban Invitational set for February


The fourth Urban Invitational will be held in Southern California Feb. 25-27.


Four of the six games will be held at Major League Baseball’s first Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif.


Three of the four participating schools are Historically Black College and Universities: Bethune-Cookman (led by head coach Mervyl Melendez, pictured right), Grambling State and Southern. UC Irvine will also participate and host two games.


On Friday, Feb. 25, Southern will play at UC Irvine at 6:30 p.m., while Bethune-Cookman meets Grambling State at 6 p.m. in Compton. Both games on Saturday will be played in Compton and will be televised on the MLB Network, with UC Irvine facing Bethune-Cookman at 1 p.m. and Grambling State meeting Southern at 5 p.m. Grambling State will play at UC Irvine on Sunday at 1 p.m., while Southern and Bethune-Cookman battle at 1 p.m. in Compton. All times are Pacific.


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(photo courtesy of Bethune-Cookman Media Relations Office)