No more college baseball at Cleveland State University after this season, as the school announces it will drop the sport in order to cover shortfalls in the athletic budgets in upcoming years.
It’s a borderline sport for the school, anyway: there’s no on-campus ballpark to call home, so the Vikings play at All Pro Freight Stadium, the home of the Lake Erie Crushers (independent; Frontier League).
“While the team has a long and proud history, the cost of maintaining baseball in Northeast Ohio has become increasingly prohibitive, particularly as pending budget cuts force the University to make some very difficult decisions,” said Cleveland State University Athletic Director John Parry in a statement.
All current scholarship players will have their scholarships honored by the school. Any player transferring will be eligible to play next season.
The program dates back to 1932, when the school was known as Fenn College.
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