College Baseball

College Baseball

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Fixtures

DateRHome vs Away-
04/23 17:30 - [7] Eastern Michigan vs Oakland [2] 4-3
04/23 18:00 - [8] Ohio State vs Wright State [2] 1-3
04/23 18:00 - Southern Indiana vs Belmont View
04/23 18:30 - Richmond vs Norfolk State View
04/23 19:00 - Saint Joseph's vs Delaware View
04/23 19:00 - Dartmouth vs Holy Cross View
04/23 19:00 - UMass Lowell vs Harvard View
04/23 19:00 - Rhode Island vs Bryant View
04/23 19:00 - LIU Brooklyn vs St. Peter's View
04/23 19:00 - Stony Brook vs Manhattan View
04/23 19:00 - Siena vs Binghamton View
04/23 19:00 - Houston Christian vs Stephen F. Austin View

Results

Date R Home vs Away -
04/23 17:00 - Fairfield vs Sacred Heart View
04/23 16:00 - Ole Miss vs North Alabama View
04/23 16:00 - Youngstown State vs Kent State View
04/22 23:30 - UT Rio Grande Valley vs Lamar PPT.
04/22 20:05 - Utah Tech vs Nevada 13-21
04/22 19:00 - [2] Oregon vs San Francisco [6] 7-2
04/22 01:00 - Utah vs Washington 14-3
04/21 23:05 - Hawaii vs Cal Poly 6-5
04/21 22:00 - Grambling State vs Alcorn State 9-8
04/21 21:30 - High Point vs Presbyterian 10-6
04/21 21:00 - West Virginia vs Texas Tech 1-3
04/21 21:00 - Air Force vs New Mexico 18-7

Wikipedia - College baseball

College baseball is baseball that is played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education. In the United States, college baseball is sanctioned mainly by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); in Japan, it is governed by the All Japan University Baseball Federation (JUBF).

In comparison to American football and basketball, college competition in the United States plays a smaller role in developing professional players, as baseball's professional minor leagues are more extensive, with a greater history of supplying players to Major League Baseball (MLB). Moving directly from high school to the professional level is more common in baseball than in football or basketball. However, if players opt to enroll at a four-year college, they must complete three years of college to regain professional eligibility, or have turned at least age 21 before starting their third year of college. Players who enroll at junior colleges (i.e., two-year institutions) regain eligibility after one year at that level. During the ongoing NCAA regular season, 301 teams have competed at the Division I level in the United States, with top teams progressing through the regular season, various conference tournaments and championship series, and the 2023 NCAA Division I baseball tournament to play for the Division I championship in the 2023 Men's College World Series.

History

The first intercollegiate baseball game took place in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on July 1, 1859, between squads representing Amherst College and Williams College. Amherst won, 73–32. This game was one of the last played under an earlier version of the game known as "Massachusetts rules", which prevailed in New England until the "Knickerbocker Rules" (or "New York Rules") developed in the 1840s gradually became accepted. The first ever nine-man team college baseball game under the Knickerbocker Rules still in use today was played in New York on November 3, 1859, between the Fordham Rose Hill Baseball Club of St. John's College (now Fordham University) against The College of St. Francis Xavier, now known as Xavier High School.

Students at many colleges began organizing games between colleges, particularly after the Civil War, first in the northeastern United States but quickly throughout the country. By the late 1870s, several northeastern schools were playing regular home and home series. The team with the best record claimed a "National Championship." Arguments over professional and graduate players led to the creation of the American College Base Ball Association in late 1879, consisting of six northeastern schools which sought to govern such issues and organize games. This organization lasted until 1887, when it dissolved in acrimony and waves of realignment. The Western Conference and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association were formed in the 1890s as multi-sport conferences. The first tournament to name a national champion was held at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, resulting in Yale being crowned champion. No other such tournament was held until the first College World Series in 1947.

A map of all NCAA Division I baseball teams, using 2014 alignments

Traditionally, college baseball has been played in the early part of the year, with a relatively short schedule and during a time when cold (and/or rainy) weather hinders the ability for games to be played, particularly in the northern and midwestern parts of the U.S. These and other factors have historically led colleges and universities across the nation to effectively consider baseball a minor sport, both in scholarships as well as money and other points of emphasis.

College baseball's popularity has increased greatly since the 1980s.[] As increased efforts to popularize the sport resulted in better players and overall programs, more television and print media coverage began to emerge. The ESPN family of networks have greatly increased television coverage of the NCAA playoffs and the College World Series since 2003.[]

For 2008 and succeeding seasons, the NCAA mandated the first ever start date for Division I baseball, thirteen weeks before the selection of the NCAA tournament field, which takes place on Memorial Day.[]

The College Baseball tournament in the USA is an exciting and highly competitive event that showcases the best collegiate baseball teams from across the country. This tournament brings together talented young athletes who are passionate about the sport and eager to prove their skills on a national stage.

The tournament features teams from various universities and colleges, each representing their respective conferences and regions. These teams have battled through intense regular season games and conference championships to earn their spot in the tournament. The competition is fierce, as every team is determined to claim the title of the best college baseball team in the nation.

The tournament is played in a bracket-style format, with teams facing off in elimination rounds until only one team remains. The games are held in top-notch baseball stadiums, providing a professional and electrifying atmosphere for players and fans alike. The stadiums are filled with enthusiastic supporters, including fellow students, alumni, and baseball enthusiasts, creating an incredible atmosphere of school spirit and excitement.

The College Baseball tournament not only showcases the exceptional talent of these young athletes but also serves as a platform for scouts and talent evaluators to identify potential future stars of the sport. Many players who excel in this tournament go on to have successful careers in professional baseball, making this event a crucial stepping stone for their future.

The tournament is known for its high level of play, with teams displaying exceptional skills in pitching, hitting, fielding, and strategy. The games are filled with intense moments, clutch performances, and dramatic comebacks, keeping fans on the edge of their seats throughout.

The College Baseball tournament is a celebration of the sport, bringing together the best collegiate teams and providing a platform for young athletes to showcase their abilities. It is a must-watch event for baseball enthusiasts, offering thrilling games, incredible talent, and a glimpse into the future of the sport.