All posts by Christian Smith

RECORDED LEAGUE MEETING

If you weren’t able to tune in LIVE on August 22nd for the NCBA League Meeting, not to worry!  You can catch the full recorded version or you can opt to watch specific topics discussed such as a 2018: year in review, sponsors & fundraising, or 2019: what’s to come, by clicking HERE.

UPDATED RULEBOOK FOR 18-19 SEASON

The updated rulebooks for the 2018-2019 NCBA Division I Season are below.  Be sure to download a copy and print them off to bring with you to every game.

NCBA DI Rulebook with Highlighted Changes for 18-19 season:  CLICK HERE

NCBA DI Rulebook without highlights: CLICK HERE

NCBA ANNUAL LEAGUE MEETING INVITATION

We are excited to invite you to the NCBA Annual League Meeting on August 22nd, at 7:00 pm EST! As in years past, this important meeting will be held LIVE online.  This year it will be available for live viewing on the NCBA Facebook Group Page. CLICK HERE to download the invitation that has all the details regarding the meeting!

RULES COMMITTEE MEETING RESULTS

The Annual Rules Committee Meeting was held on Saturday, July 28th.  The voting results of the rules suggestions that were submitted can be found here.  The updated 2018-2019 NCBA Rulebooks will be released in the coming weeks. Once they are finalized, they will be posted to the website as well as emailed to all the teams.

RULES COMMITTEE MEETING SET FOR JULY 28TH

The Annual NCBA Rules Committee Meeting will be held on July 28th at the NCBA headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and vote upon rules changes and new rule adoptions to the current rule book that the NCBA member teams have sent in to the appointed Rules Committee Representatives.  If any Division I Teams have any rule changes that they would like discussed at the meeting, they should email their suggestion to Dan Iavarone, the Division I Rules Committee Team Representative, at diavaron@tulane.edu.  Dan will speak on your behalf at the meeting and the committee will decide if the rule will be voted upon.  Results of the meeting will be sent out to all member teams and the updated rulebooks for the current season will be released soon after the completion of the meeting.

SIEMEK BECOMES MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR

The NCBA is happy to announce that Garrett Siemek has become the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Director. Garrett is a full-time employee with the NCBA and before this move took place, served as the Southern Pacific Regional Director. Garrett is originally from Bel-Air, Maryland as well as a former officer and player with the University of South Carolina, so his knowledge of the area and game will be a great asset to the Mid-Atlantic Teams.

NORTH ATLANTIC ALL-REGION

Most would say that Penn State University represented the North Atlantic Region well at the 2018 NCBA DI World Series.  Going undefeated and having to be the defending National Champions twice, once in their opening game and once in the Championship Game was a tremendous feat.  The Nittany Lions showed tremendous heart rallying twice in the bottom of the 8th and 9th inning which eventually lead to them winning the 2018 National Championship! The Nittany Lions were anchored by their pitching all season which is evident in them sweeping all four pitching categories on the North Atlantic First Team.  Congratulations to the Penn State Nittany Lions for winning the National Championship and to the rest of the players who made the 2018 North Atlantic All-Region Teams.

GREAT LAKES ALL-REGION

The University of Wisconsin had a strong showing at this year’s World Series representing the Great Lakes.  After a tough first game, the Badgers bounced back and beat a very solid Texas A&M Team.  In the end, the Badgers season didn’t end as they hoped but it was a great season nonetheless.  They lead the Great Lakes first team All Region with 4 selections but plenty of other talented ball players this year in the Great Lakes.  Congratulations to all those who made the 2018 Great Lakes All-Region Teams.