All posts by Eric Curitore

NORTH ATLANTIC TEAM PREVIEWS

Boston College was the team to beat in the North Atlantic Region in 2019. After going 11-4 in conference play, BC took home the NAR North title to move onto the Regional Playoffs. As the #2 seed the Eagles put together a perfect weekend of baseball going 3-0 with wins over Brockport, Drexel & Penn State to punch their ticket to the 2019 World Series in Holly Springs, NC. Entering the event with a 17-4 record, they secured the #7 seed. They started off hot upsetting #2 Texas A&M 5-2, though ultimately dropped back to back games against Illinois & Texas A&M to bring their 2019 season to an end ranked as the #6 team in the country.

Does Boston College have what it takes to repeat or will it be someone else’s turn?  You’ll have to check out the North Atlantic Team Previews to find out.

 

-DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL WILL BE RELEASED ON 1/23!

MID ATLANTIC TEAM PREVIEWS

Maryland Club Baseball started off slowly, though came on late to take home the Mid Atlantic Region in 2019. After finishing 8-4 & runner up to James Madison within conference play, they relied on the At Large bid to qualify for the Regional Playoff. As the #4 seed the Terrapins put together a dream weekend going 3-0 with wins over Ohio State, James Madison & East Carolina to punch their ticket to the 2019 World Series in Holly Springs, NC. Entering the event with a 18-7 record, they secured the #8 seed. Ultimately their trip was short lasted as they dropped their 1st game against Iowa 2-0, then dropped their consolation bracket game 4-3 to Florida State to bring their 2019 season to an end ranked as the #7 team in the country.

Does Maryland have what it takes to repeat or will it be someone else’s turn?  You’ll have to check out the Mid Atlantic Team Previews to find out..

-DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL WILL BE RELEASED ON 1/23!

NORTHERN PACIFIC TEAM PREVIEWS

The Oregon State Beavers had a memorable run through the Northern Pacific Region in 2019. After finishing 13-2 & runner up to Oregon within conference play, they relied on the At Large bid to qualify for the Regional Playoff.  The #4 seed Beavers came out hot & upset Utah State in Game 1 but was cooled off in a hurry getting run ruled by Eastern Washington in Game 2. Battling all the way back through the consolation bracket they capped off the weekend defeating Eastern Washington two games in a row Sunday to punch their ticket to the 2019 World Series in Holly Springs, NC.  Entering the event with a 18-5 record, they secured the #6 seed. In their opening round match up they came up short to eventual Champion Illinois 9-3, then dropped their consolation bracket game 10-1 to Texas A&M to bring their 2019 season to an end ranked as the #8 team in the country.

Does Oregon State have what it takes to repeat or will it be someone else’s turn?  You’ll have to check out the Northern Pacific Team Previews to find out…

 

-DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL WILL BE RELEASED ON 1/23!

MID-AMERICA TEAM PREVIEWS

The Iowa Hawkeyes proved to be the team to beat within the Mid America Region in 2019. After going 10-2 within conference play they earned the #2 seed at the Regional Playoff. They went a perfect 3-0 on the weekend defeating perennial NCBA powerhouse Colorado State in back to back games to take home the title.  With a 28-3 record heading into the World Series they secured the #1 seed. In their 1st round match up they took down a tough Maryland squad 2-0, though unfortunately dropped back to back games against Grand Canyon & Florida State to bring their 2019 season to an end.

Does Iowa have what it takes to repeat or will it be someone else’s turn?  You’ll have to check out the Mid-America Team Previews to find out…

-DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL WILL BE RELEASED ON 1/23!

CARACCI RE-ELECTED AS DI TEAMS REP

After receiving nearly 80% of the vote, Joe Caracci has been re-elected as the NCBA DI Rules Committee Teams Representative. Should any Division I Team have a rule that they would like added/changed/deleted, they can email Joe at caraccibaseball@gmail.com. Joe will save your suggestion and present it on your behalf at the annual Rules Committee Meeting this summer. Joe has been around club baseball for many years and will be a great advocate for the Division I Teams.

View Joe’s bio HERE to learn more about him!

DI RULES COMMITTEE REP SEAT UP FOR ELECTION!

If anyone is interested in running for the Division I Rules Committee Team Representative, please CLICK HERE to download the Candidate Form to then submit to Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com by 11:59 PM EST Sunday Nov. 24th.

Anyone is invited to apply for the position. The position is a 2-year term. Responsibilities include gathering all rule changes/suggestions/adoptions from Division I teams & presenting them to the rest of the committee at the annual NCBA Rules Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA each summer. You will be speaking on behalf of the teams while being involved throughout the discussions. All expenses paid.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Houston Community College has been placed on probation for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season for violation of NCBA DI rule 26.01.0. Specifically, for conducting their baseballoperations in a manner not acceptable by NCBA Standards.

WELCOME ABOARD!

The NCBA is excited to introduce Nick Trujillo as the new Southern Pacific Regional Director. Nick is a former NCBA DI World Series Champion & All American pitcher during his time at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is very excited to serve in his new role with the NCBA. Please join me in welcoming Nick to the NCBA!

RICKERT NAMED RAWLINGS SPONSOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Justin Rickert has recently been hired full time as the new Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager for the National Club Baseball Association.  With this new position, Justin will be overseeing all the day to day logistics of the NCBA’s partnership with Rawlings Sporting Goods.

Rawlings is the Official Uniform, Apparel, Baseball & Equipment Provider of the NCBA. All member teams receive up to 45% off all orders through the NCBA & Rawlings!

Justin can be reached at Justin.Rickert@CollClubSports.com or by phone at 412-321-8440 x111 should you be interested in anything Rawlings can offer!

NCBA ANNUAL LEAGUE MEETING

We are excited to invite you to the NCBA Annual League Meeting on August 14th, 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 Page and Group.  To get all the details regarding the meeting, CLICK HERE to download the invitation!