4-team college baseball tournament being planned for early June in Texas
The college baseball season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there does seem to be some hope that things could return to normal soon.
In fact, per D1Baseball.com, college baseball will be back in our lives in a month’s time, albeit in a limited capacity.
Per the report, the Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational (CSBI) will be held from June 4-6 in Bryan, Texas, and will feature 4 teams made up of players from across the country:
The CSBI is unable to release actual names just yet because of pending contracts but players from Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Texas, Penn State, Texas State, Dayton, Kansas, McNeese State, and many more, are expected to participate, with more brand name programs expected to be added to the list before the event in early June.
So, how will this tournament keep the participants safe? Tests will be administered upon arrival and other medical checks will take place regularly:
The event, which has been approved by local health officials, has several safeguards in place to ensure safety for everyone involved.
First, players, coaches and umpires will arrive the Monday before the tournament. Everyone involved will have staggered arrivals and will immediately be tested for COVID-19 by health officials from Baylor Scott & White Health. The test results will come swiftly, and once the results come back negative, the players, coaches and umpires will be quarantined at a local hotel for the entire week. Food will be delivered to the hotel and players will not be allowed to leave unless part of the tournament shuttle to and from the ballpark/hotel. More safeguards are being put into place as well. For instance, even if you test negative for COVID-19, CSBI officials will perform mandatory daily temperature and other medical checks to ensure the safety of the individual player and others.
Per D1Baseball.com’s report, the proceeds will support a nonprofit organization.