Baseball Club Pledge Drive 2018
The success of our program has been in large part due to the annual donations provided by family, friends, and alumni of the program that help offset the $70,000 annual budget. Our $12,000 goal for donations will go directly towards the following expenses:
- Equipment including baseballs, new bats, team bags, and training items
- Travel for conference, Spring Training, and post-season games
- Includes hotels, van rentals, and fuel
- Umpires and Field rental
- Home, away, and alternate uniforms
The Baseball Club is under the Department of Recreational Sports within the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University. The club is designed for students who wish to continue their baseball careers, but focus primarily on their education at the university. The program provides, on average, 50 students an opportunity to play competitive baseball versus other collegiate club teams. While the time commitment is significantly less than a varsity level program, the competition is very similar to NCAA Division III programs. We have two teams who compete in the National Club Baseball Association at the Division I and Division II levels. The NCBA is made up of more than 300 teams divided into 3 Divisions.
Each team schedules more than 30 games per season including their annual trip to Tampa, Florida to play 6 games in the NCBA Spring Training Showcase. There is also an opportunity to play in a Regional and World Series playoffs. The program has a .667 win percentage over the past 18 seasons versus college teams and 8 playoff appearances over the past 6 seasons. This success on the field has made the program one of the best in the country with current rankings of #8 for DI and #1 for DII.
We sincerely appreciate any donation amount you can provide and thoughtful generosity to the program.
Thank you and GO BUCKS!