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Texas Collegiate League adds Victoria to roster

The summer-collegiate circuit expands to southeastern Texas.A Victoria team is slated to join the summer-collegiate Texas Collegiate League, as Victoria businessman Tracy Young is close to signing a lease for Lowe Park. The lease gives Young control of Lowe Park, which is also home to the University of Houston-Victoria team, for the summer-collegiate season. The […]

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Al Lang Field

Though it’s not quite the old ballpark it once was, Al Lang Field deserves a special place in the hearts and minds of baseball fans. It will more than likely be torn down in coming years to make way for either parkland or a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark. But if you find yourself in […]

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Frame Park ballpark approval down to the wire

A proposed Northwoods League ballpark for Waukesha’s Frame Park could be approved before the end of the year.Chad Bauer’s quest for a new Waukesha (Wis.) ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team could be finalized shortly, as two more approvals are all that’s needed before construction can start. The proposal is for a $2 million […]

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CICL, Prospect League to merge

The summer-collegiate Central Illinois Collegiate League is no more, as four teams are being absorbed into the startup Prospect League.The summer-collegiate Central Illinois Collegiate League is no more, as four teams are being absorbed into the startup Prospect League. In the West Division will be Quincy, Hannibal, Springfield, Danville, Dubois County and DuPage County; in […]

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Waukesha ballpark approved by Common Council

A proposed new ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team in Waukesha, Wis. was approved last night by Common Council. A proposed new ballpark for a summer-collegiate Northwoods League team in Waukesha, Wis. was approved last night by Common Council. On an 11-3 vote the council approved the $2 million facility, which will hold roughly […]

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Northwoods League

Northwoods League history The Northwoods League is a college-level league with operations in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Ontario and Wisconsin. It began play in 1994 and was patterned after college-level leagues in New England (the Cape Cod League) and Alaska. The original Northwoods League featured teams in Minnesota (Rochester Honkers), Iowa (Dubuque Mud Puppies), and Wisconsin […]

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Mallards, Madison reach agreement on remodel of Warner Park

After years of negotiations the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the city of Madison have come to a tentative agreement on a renovation of Warner Park.After years of negotiations the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the city of Madison have come to a tentative agreement on a renovation of Warner Park. […]

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WCCBL shortens name, extends season

The West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (WCCBL) is now the West Coast League (WCL), according to league president Ken Wilson. The West Coast League also announced plans to expand its regular season schedule to 48 games.The West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (WCCBL) is now the West Coast League (WCL), according to league president Ken Wilson. […]

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Owls snare end-of-year honors in CPL

The summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League announced today that the Forest City Owls have been selected as the 2008 CPL Organization of the Year.The summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League announced today that the Forest City Owls have been selected as the 2008 CPL Organization of the Year.     "This is great news for us and the award […]

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NCAA finalizes sweeping changes for baseball programs: scholarship changes, squad sizes and academic expectations

Baseball season start dates and student eligibility rules for NCAA Division I colleges and universities will undergo a major transformation next spring and the following year.By Jim Robins   Baseball season start dates and student eligibility rules for NCAA Division I colleges and universities will undergo a major transformation next spring and the following year. […]

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Duncan Park Stadium

Faced with the continued deterioration of a classic ballpark, residents of Spartanburg marshaled their resources and raised funds to renovate Duncan Park, a classic minor-league ballpark. We visited this ballpark when it hosted summer-collegiate ball and was pretty much falling down. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1926 Capacity: 4,000 Dimensions: 315L, 365LC, 375C, 365RC, 315R Playing […]

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