Category Archives: NCBA Headlines

NEW TEAM ADDED !

The NCBA is happy to welcome UMass-Boston to the NCBA. They will be joining the league in Division III for the 2020-2021 season. They are a brand new team and the 5th team to join the NCBA for next season.  Stay tuned for all new teams that are still to come.

NEW TEAM ADDED !

The NCBA is happy to welcome Harvard University to the NCBA. They will be joining the league in Division III for the 2020-2021 season. They are a brand new team and the 4th team to join the NCBA for next season.  Stay tuned for all new teams that are still to come.

NEW TEAM ADDED !

The NCBA is happy to welcome Gustavus Adolphus College to the NCBA. They will be joining the league in Division III for the 2020-2021 season. They are a brand new team and the 3rd team to join the NCBA for next season.  Stay tuned for all new teams that are still to come.

NCBA RULES COMMITTEE MEETING

The Annual NCBA Rules Committee Meeting is set for August 1st. Make sure your voice is heard and send any rule change suggestions to Tom McManus ([email protected]) by July 26th for discussion at the meeting.

COVID-19 SHUTS DOWN NCBA DIVISION III POST SEASON

Unfortunately the impacts of the Corona Virus and the most up-to-date measures to prevent spread have now terminally impacted the NCBA’s chances of hosting any NCBA Division III post season activities.  There are currently only two NCBA DIII teams who have NOT officially been shut down for the remainder of the school year.   Additionally the World Series host hotel has been shut down through June 1st as has Sargent’s Stadium with all operations staff having been furloughed indefinitely.

With that being said, it is with great disappointment to notify all NCBA Division III member teams that we must cancel the 2020 District Playoffs (May 1-3) and the 2020 NCBA DIII World Series (May 15-17) scheduled to be held in Johnstown, PA.  With an insufficient number of teams potentially able to compete and no access to our World Series venue, hosting these events has become impossible regardless if the country were to “reopen” on May 1st.

With only 42% of the regular season having been completed prior to the outbreak, we have decided not to crown any District Champions or a National Champion this season

While we can all agree, this is certainly not how we envisioned or wanted this season to come to an end, it is the reality given the impact of COVID-19.  We thank you all for your continued support of the NCBA and the love for the game.

We do wish we were in a much different state of the world and had much better news to provide.  However, we have been optimistic throughout this process and will continue to do so.  We hope that you can share in our optimism and know that we as a league will be better than ever in 2020-2021.

We will be in touch in the coming days and weeks with updates on this past season as well as the upcoming one.  Also, please be sure to check your email regularly, as we will be in touch soon regarding plans moving forward to prepare for next season.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please let us know.  Stay safe!

Sincerely,

Sandy Sanderson

President

National Club Baseball Association

NEW TEAM ADDED!

The NCBA is happy to welcome Alfred University to the NCBA. They will be joining the league in Division III for the 2020-2021 season. They are a brand new team and the 2nd team to join the NCBA for next season.  Stay tuned for all new teams that are still to come.

2020 DIII WORLD SERIES HOST HOTEL ANNOUNCED

The NCBA is excited to announce that we have reached a contract with the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown to once again serve as the official host hotel for the 2020 NCBA DIII World Series. Check out all the details of the partnership in the official press release.

NCBA DIII 2020 Team Previews

DIII Team Previews: With 3 of the 4 teams from the 2019 World Series now in DII, Eastern Michigan has become the front runner for the National Championship. Will they live up to the expectations ? Or will a newcomer be crowned champion ?

Check out the NCBA DIII Team Previews to find out !

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