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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 II Teams have any rule changes that they would like discussed at the meeting, they should email their suggestion to Chad Lowe, the Division II Rules Committee Team Representative, at lowe.92@osu.edu.  Chad 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.

Marucci – Official Bat Provider of the NCBA

CollClubSports has reached a 3-year agreement with Marucci Sports, for them to be the “Official Bat Provider of the NCBA and NCSA.”

“Marucci is excited to become an official partner of the NCBA & NCSA,” said Justin Cryer, Marucci Director of College Sales. “At Marucci, we’re committed to growing the games of baseball and softball at every level, and we’ve had tremendous success from the Big Leagues down to T-ball. Partnering with the NCBA/NCSA allows us to supply a new group of competitive athletes & continue growing the game at the college club level.”

 

All NCBA member teams will receive two brand new bats each year. For the 2018-19 season, teams will receive one-of-each of the Cat8 and the Cat8 Connect models. Teams will be able to choose the size of each bat, as ordering instructions will be sent out in early August.

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The NCBA and NCSA will also have the opportunity to purchase additional bats of all varieties including aluminum, wood, and fungo at exclusive discount pricing.

 

To take advantage of these exclusive offerings, Marucci has set up personalized online stores for NCBA and NCSA member teams. To ensure only member teams take advantage of these offerings, teams need to contact CollClubSports Marketing Manager & NCBA DII Director, Eric Curitore, to receive the pass code needed —> Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com. Once you have the pass code, use the link below to access the store!

Marucci Store: https://maruccisports.itemorder.com/

Marucci will be an official sponsor of the NCBA DI, DII, and DIII World Series events. With that they will also sponsor the NCBA’s annual Home Run Derby that takes place during the DI World Series. Lastly, they will also be sponsors of the NCBA and NCSA Spring Training Showcase events.

 

Marucci is a popular brand throughout the baseball and softball industry. Notable NCAA programs to partner with them include Baylor University, Arizona University , and UNLV.

 

Often, Major League Baseball superstars such as Anthony Rizzo, Francisco Lindor, Buster Posey, and Albert Pujols can be spotted at the plate with Marucci bats in hand. In fact, an article posted on Forbes.com in 2016 tells us that Marucci has become “MLB’s Favorite Bat.” You can find the article here! Marucci debuted in the MLB back in 2006 holding just 5% of the market. Fast forward 12 years to today in 2018 & Marucci owns the largest share within the market as over 33% of MLB players swing a Marucci bat!

WORLD SERIES MVP!

Congratulations to Ryan Chibidakis of San Diego State, for taking home MVP honors at the 2018 NCBA DII World Series. Ryan raked all week long to help propel his SDSU Aztecs to an epic World Series Championship Title . In their 4 games he went 7 for 11 with 1 double, 3 RBI’s, 2 runs scored & 1 walk.

WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to San Diego State University for winning the 2018 DII World Series! They defeated a tough Pitt State team 13-11 in a very exciting game. Congrats Aztecs!

WE’RE DOWN TO 2!

The 2018 season started with 135 teams, now we’re down to just 2! Pittsburg State & San Diego State will square off tomorrow night for the right to be called the 2018 NCBA DII World Series Champions! First pitch is at 7pm here at Jaycee Ballpark! #NCBADIIWS

GAME 12 – FINAL

San Diego has punched their ticket to the Championship game after defeating St. Joes 14-6. They will take on the winner of Pitt State/Longwood – which is set to begin at 4:55pm! #NCBADIIWS

GAME 11 – FINAL

#8 Longwood defeats Pitt State 4-3 in the morning game to force a do or die game later today at 4:30pm. Winner moves onto the Championship tomorrow night at 7pm. Next up is the other semi final, San Diego State vs. St. Joe’s, which will be starting at 2pm!