On May 15, Bowling Green State University cut its men’s baseball program, following the lead of many other colleges and universities cutting athletic programs across the country. But after the cut, a group of alumni and donors got together, and just weeks later, the program was saved.
Due to the financial crisis caused by COVID-19, universities across the U.S. have been put into tricky situations. And as it appears, getting out of those situations has sometimes meant cutting athletic programs. Furman University recently had to take these measures.
Will Klein is a Bloomington, Ind. native who has pitched for the Eastern Illinois Panthers over the past three seasons. After a summer spent playing with the Lakeshore Chinooks in the Northwoods League last year, Klein emerged on to the national radar and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2020 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals.
With two College World Series titles in the past decade at the helm of the Vanderbilt baseball team, Commodores head coach Tim Corbin knows how to build an effective lineup. Away from the diamond, Corbin and his wife, Maggie, have created the Hero Starting Lineup to showcase the healthcare workers in the surrounding community battling COVID-19 in the medical field.
Forced to end their season early due to COVID-19, Ferrum College quickly worked to send off their baseball seniors with a final intersquad scrimmage. The Panthers finished 2020 with an 11-5 record, but their seniors will remember an unofficial victory as well.
If all had gone as he hoped, Elijah Cabell and his Florida State teammates would have been playing for the College World Series championship this week. Instead, Cabell treks to a ballfield in his neighborhood in Winter Park, Florida, most days to work on his game in solitude. He hits baseballs off a tee into […]