Great news today for european baseball. Our friends at Collegiate Baseball League Europe partner up with one of the premier North American Collegiate baseball Leagues. These collegiate summer leagues provide NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA college players another challenging baseball level. For some it’s a great way to expand their baseball network, for some it’s for the love of the game and for some it’s enhancing their skills and adding another 200-250 challenging at bats on their way to a pro career in the Major Leagues.
The Northwoods league is one of the biggest collegiate summer leagues with 18 teams. Cities like Green bay, Madison, Thunder Bay and Duluth host their own teams that draw 1.000 to 7.500 spectators per game. A true baseball experience at a challenging level. What about Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmerman and Curtis Granderson being alumni of this league.
The partnership allows an exchange of European players to play in the US and American players in Europe. A fantastic way for our european players (and BATC Alumni?) to experience baseball in the US and a great way to show our great continent to our American friends. This is a great breakthrough for european baseball. Let’s make the most of it. All of us. Together.
Find out more about the Northwoods league: http://northwoodsleague.com/
Find out more about collegiate summer leagues in the US: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collegiate_summer_baseball_leagues