Category Archives: Announcements

MILLERSVILLE WINS NCBA DIII WORLD SERIES

Congratulations to Millersville University on winning the NCBA Division III World Series!! They defeated Missouri S&T today 10-3. In a back and forth affair, it was Millersville’s offense and pitching performance that prevailed.  For the first time in NCBA DIII history, there were Co-MVP’s named, Joey Fisher of Millersville and Brandon Devlin of Missouri S&T. Joey was the starting pitcher for Millersville in the championship game as he threw a complete game and drove in a pair of runs. Brandon Devlin unfortunately passed away right before the season began for S&T and this season was dedicated to him, thus he has been named a Co-MVP in his honor. For a final look at the World Series Bracket, CLICK HERE

NCBA DIII World Series Day 2

Another action packed day of baseball at the DIII World Series.  The first game of the day featured the winner’s bracket with #1 Eastern Michigan taking on #2 Millersville.  In a close pitching duel, Millersville secured a 2-1 victory placing them in the National Championship game on Sunday.  This game was followed up with an offensive outburst between #3 Missouri S&T and #4 Lander.  Missouri S&T brought the power as they won 15-3 and officially eliminated Lander.  The last game of the day was between Missouri S&T and Eastern Michigan to fight for the final spot in the National Championship.  In a close game for 4 innings, Missouri S&T broke it open by scoring 10 runs in the 5th inning.  They went on to hold their lead a punching their ticket to the National Championship with a 12-4 victory.  The Championship game is slated for 9AM Sunday morning, with the if necessary game to follow immediately after.  For an updated look at the bracket, CLICK HERE

POSTSEASON BOUND

Congratulations to these DIII teams for clinching their respective districts this past weekend! They will now compete in their respective District Playoff Series May 3-5th!  This now completes the District Playoff field as we have all 8 teams.  Be sure to follow all playoff information through the link below.

Edinboro University –> District II East

Eastern Michigan University –> District II West

Lander University –> District III North

Michigan Tech University –> District IV North

Missouri S&T –> District IV South

Rawlings – Official Apparel Provider of the NCBA

CollClubSports has reached a 2-year deal with Rawlings Sporting Goods, for them to be the “Official Apparel Provider of the NCBA and NCSA.”

“During my time holding the Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager position, among the most frequent questions I am asked is ‘can Rawlings decorate their performance apparel?’ I am very proud to announce that the answer is finally a ‘Yes!’ As a part of our two year agreement with Rawlings as the Official Apparel Provider of the NCBA and NCSA, they are now able to decorate their shirts, shorts, cage jackets, and more with the customer’s personal designs. From team swag to items to sell at team fundraisers, and discounts of at least 35% off, Rawlings can provide exactly what you are looking for.” says Trent Vallinger, the CollClubSports Rawlings Account Manager.

 

Rawlings is excited to offer fully customized apparel once again as that opportunity was not available the past few years. The items available include tees, hoodies, sweatpants, cage jackets, pullovers, shorts, and more. All apparel comes with the NCBA or NCSA league logo at no additional charge. To get started, check out their catalog!

 

CLICK HERE to check out the entire Rawlings Catalog!

(For apparel –> scroll down –> download –> see pages 193-201)

 

The 45% discount period runs through November 30th. From December 1st through June 30th, 2019 the discount is 35%. Contact Trent Vallinger at Trent.Vallinger@CollClubSports.com or call 412-321-8440 ext. 111 for more information.

Rawlings – Official Uniform Provider of the NCBA

CollClubSports has reached a 4-year extension with Rawlings Sporting Goods, for them to continue on as the “Official Uniform Provider of the NCBA and NCSA.”

“I am excited by the news that Rawlings will continue to be the Official Uniform Provider of the NCBA and the NCSA for the next four years. Rawlings offers quality uniforms to our member teams at an incredible price, with discounts of at least 35% off. Rawlings has proven to be an excellent sponsor, as they truly understand the composition of our leagues, and strive to meet the needs of our members. For any team looking to purchase new jerseys, Rawlings is the option that provides them with the perfect mix of quality and affordability,” says Trent Vallinger, the CollClubSports Rawlings Account Manager.

 

All uniforms can be custom designed with different fonts, colors, and logos. They also come with NCBA or NCSA league logos at no additional charge. To get started, check out these links!

 

Rawlings My-Locker Uniform Builder:  http://mylocker.rawlings.com/
Rawlings Catalog:  https://tinyurl.com/rawlings-2019-spring-catalog
(scroll down -> download -> uniform info is found on pages 182-268)

 

The 45% discount period runs through November 30th. From December 1st through June 30th, 2019 the discount is 35%. Contact Trent Vallinger at Trent.Vallinger@CollClubSports.com or call 412-321-8440 ext. 111 for more information.

 

 

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 Marucci Sponsor Account Manager, Alec Verhoff, to receive the pass code needed —> Alec.Verhoff@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!

Rawlings – Official Protective Equipment Sponsor of the NCBA

CollClubSports is excited to announce that they have renewed their contract with Rawlings Sporting Goods, extending their designation as “The Official Protective Equipment Sponsor of CollClubSports” through the 2022 season!

 

As a long time partner, CollClubSports is thrilled to inform teams that in addition to those in DI, DII teams in the NCBA will now be able to take advantage of complementary equipment each year through their membership (1 set of catchers gear OR 8 batting helmets)! In addition, Rawlings will retain their sponsorship of the DI and DII All Americans along with the naming rights for the NCSA & NCBA Free Agent Teams at the Spring Training Showcase.

 

“We’re extremely excited to have Rawlings Sporting Goods back on board and service our teams with their equipment needs, as this renewal will continue the decade long relationship we’ve already had together,” said CollClubSports Marketing Manager, Eric Curitore. “Our teams will have the opportunity to take advantage of all their high quality equipment needs at exclusive pricing. With Rawlings having a large variety of products to offer, our club teams should be very excited!”

Adam Henke, Team Sales Representative at Rawlings Sporting Goods, echoes Mr. Curitore’s excitement: “Rawlings is excited to have extended this deal with CollClubSports. The NCBA and NCSA are growing entities within the realm of collegiate sports and we are proud to be a part of that. Having played in the NCBA before, this is even more special to me personally and I’m looking forward to a continued partnership moving forward.”

 

Participating teams will be sent a survey link by the NCBA for them to choose which option they would like this summer.

 

Questions? Looking to purchase any additional Rawlings gear? Please contact Trent Vallinger, Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager for exclusive NCBA pricing! He can be reached by phone at 412-321-8440 x 111 or by email at Trent.Vallinger@CollClubSports.com.

Avis – Official Rental Car of the NCBA

We are pleased to announce the selection of Avis® as the Exclusive supplier for business related car rentals. Effective March 1 2017, travelers are strongly encouraged to select Avis for your car rental needs. CollClubSports, has negotiated low rates (which include LDW coverage) and outstanding personalized services for you with Avis. Please select Avis for your car rental needs whenever possible.

If you are not already an Avis Preferred member, follow these 3 simple steps to get started.  

ENROLL TODAY

Avis Preferred:  Skip the lines and take the preferred route to more benefits and rewards with an Avis Preferred membership.  Earn Avis Preferred Points for every journey by opting in.  Enroll now.

Opt-in to Avis Preferred Points, and rent within 3 months to receive 250 Bonus Points.  Already an Avis Preferred member?  Click here to update your profile and opt-in to start earning.

For more information contact CollClubSports Travel Sponsor Account Manager –

Jeff Conner

Jeff.Conner@CollClubSports.com

412-321-8440 X 105

 

STATUS MATCH

Avis will match your car rental status.  Enroll in Avis Preferred and email Joyce Sowers with proof of your past rental status.

Already an Avis Preferred member?  Status matching is automatic through your profile with Corporate Traveler.

 

AVIS APP FEATURE

Also download the “New” Avis App Feature on your cell phone.

Choose the exact car you want, confirm/cancel/extend your rental, and drive away and return your rental with one tap.  Preview here

 

 

 

Motel 6 – Official Lodging Partner of the NCBA

Pittsburgh, PA – The leagues of CollClubSports are excited to announce its newest partnership with Motel 6. This month, Motel 6 became “The Official Lodging Partner” of the leagues of CollClubSports, including the NCBA, NCSA, NCFA, and the NCBBA.

With locations all over the country, partnering up with Motel 6 was an easy decision for CollClubSports. “We’re extremely happy to have Motel 6 on board for the upcoming season and I really think our teams are going to get a lot out of this partnership,” said CollClubSports Marketing Manager, Eric Curitore. “Unlike any of our previous hotel partners, you can find a Motel 6 property in almost any town across the country. It won’t be hard for teams to find a great place to stay at a moment’s notice. Motel 6 offers our teams fantastic amenities and opportunities for their lodging – all at exclusive discounted rates. We’re excited with what this new partnership will do for our member teams!”

Even booking is a breeze for all teams. By simply accessing the exclusive portal (https://www.motel6.com/en/cp/coll-club-sports.html), all teams can take advantage of unbeatable prices and customer service. In addition, players and teams can sign up for Motel 6’s program, “My6”, and be able to expedite all of their booking needs!

“Motel 6 is proud to be the exclusive lodging partner of CollClubSports,” says Kirsten Jenkins, Special Markets Manager at G6 Hospitality. “We’re ‘Leaving the Light On’ for teams, officials, boosters, families and friends at over 1200 locations nationwide. The Motel 6 team is ready to offer a winning combination of great rooms at special rates. We look forward to welcoming all members of the association when traveling during official sports season, on the road to visit friends or family or anywhere your travels take you.”

For more information about Motel 6 and The Official Lodging Partner of CollClubSports, visit any of our league websites or contact Sponsor Account Manager, Jeff Conner at (412) 321- 8440 ext. 105 or via e-mail at Jeff.Conner@CollClubSports.com!

Rawlings – Official Baseball Provider of the NCBA

The National Club Baseball is eager to announce that Rawlings Sporting Goods will continue to hold the title of “Official Baseball of the National Club Baseball Association” for the 2016-2020 seasons.  Rawlings features R1NCBA baseballs that will be stamped with the NCBA Logo and feature the Commissioner Signature.  NCBA (DI) teams will receive (six) dozen baseballs each year courtesy of the National Club Baseball Association, while NCBA (DII) teams will receive (five) dozen.


Rawlings Account Manager Trent Vallinger stated, “Rawlings features the top of the line baseball and we are excited to continue to have them on board for the next 4 years.  The quality leather, NCBA logo and commissioner signature on each baseball allows our teams to play with the top baseball on the market.”

In addition to featuring the Official Baseball of The National Club Baseball Association, Rawlings Sporting Goods is also the Official Uniform Provider of the NCBA.  Rawlings is also the Apparel & Equipment Provider of CollClubSports.  Rawlings offers NCBA, NCSA, NCFA, and NCBBA teams apparel and equipment at discounted rates.

CEO of CollClubSports Sandy Sanderson stated “Rawlings has been the Official Apparel & Equipment Provider of CollClubSports for over 10 years!  Our relationship with Rawlings has provided our NCBA, NCSA, NCFA, and NCBBA teams will quality products at discounted   rates.  We are thrilled to have Rawlings on board as the Official Baseball provider of the National Club Baseball Association.”

Teams that are interested in purchasing Rawlings baseballs or that have any questions regarding Rawlings can contact Rawlings Account Manager Trent Vallinger at (412) 321-8440 x 111 or by email at Trent.Vallinger@CollClubSports.com