Grant Black is in his first year with the Grizzlies in 2018.
Black finished his collegiate career at NCAA Div. II Arkansas-Monticello in 2017, and played with the Puerto Rico Islanders of the Empire Professional Baseball League. As a senior at AUM, Black tossed 102 innings with a 5-6 record and a 4.59 ERA. He struck out 68 and walked 40 for the Weevils.
Black was recruited in football and baseball out of Newport (Ark.) High School, but tore his ACL in the fall of his senior year. Somehow, he returned to pitch that spring — just four months after surgery.
Black went on to pitch at Arkansas Baptist College (where he suffered an elbow injury that eventually lead to Tommy John surgery) and Northwest Mississippi Community College before settling at Arkansas-Monticello.