Even during the off-season, an NCAA Baseball player is never far from his glove. Most college baseball players are very particular about their gloves, having up to five that they use on a regular basis. Some are designated game gloves, some are practice gloves and some are backups in either category. With the competitive nature of the college baseball scene, players can’t afford to lose any competitive advantage, even if it’s only a piece of equipment. During the off-season, players stretch, condition and rotate their gloves to ensure maximum play during the season.
With the 2013 College World Series on the books, serious NCAA Division I Baseball teams are likely already beginning training for the 2014 College World Series! While it is arguable that these young men have worked incredibly hard and deserve a break, it is also true that the best teams and coaches know that the offseason is invaluable to creating a great team. So how do collegiate baseball players prepare for the next year during the off season?
The first item on any athlete’s to-do list during off-season is to maintain good eating habits. Food is the building block for health and strength so players ensure they have the correct foundation on which they build skill. Next college baseball players need to carve out time each day for road work. Since speed is crucial in baseball, running daily for speed is a must during the off-season. Strength conditioning is also a must. Bigger muscles throw harder, catch better and run faster. Finally, players should practice core skills such as throwing, catching and hitting on a regular basis to keep that muscle memory in check during the off season. Be sure to grab your CWS tickets to see all of this hard work during the off season pay off during the 2014 College World Series.
The 2013 College World Series is just a few weeks away and NCAA Division I Baseball is heating up as teams compete for a coveted spot! The NCAA Regional tournaments are in full swing. College baseball teams to watch for as the final regional games take place to determine the teams that will head to the Super Regionals next weekend.
The LSU Tigers are on the prowl and have taken every team they’ve come up against so far. The Vanderbilt Commodores are also looking to take no prisoners as they head toward the road to Omaha. The final team to keep an eye on is the North Carolina Tar Heels. These teams have been trading top spots all year so it’s no surprise that these are the teams to beat as we move into post-season play. No matter which team you root for be sure to get your College World Series tickets now before they’re going…going…gone!
With the 2013 College World Series right around the corner it’s important to be sure to prepare ahead of time. Here are some items you don’t want to forget because we guarantee you can’t find them at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
Sunblock– Necessary for those afternoon CWS Games. I mean it’s one thing to paint your face red to root for your team but it’s another to burn in their honor.
Baby Wipes– Even if your kids are well past the diaper stage it never hurts to have some baby wipes around. You can clean up after snow cone spills and wipe off dusty faces with ease!
Portable Fans– Since you’re super fans you deserve to bring super fans when watching the best of the NCAA Division I baseball. College World Series Tickets– Be sure you don’t scrimp on tickets. Get the best tickets you can find because there will never be another year like the 2013 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
Home plate is an important place in baseball but fan’s plates are also important. In college baseball today, the food is almost as important as the game itself. In fact, many NCAA Division I baseball fans are in it for the food as much as the sport. Are you a baseball park foodie? It makes sense– it’s a special event so fans can let their hair down (and belts out) for one night. The 2013 College World Series will be no exception.
Some of the most popular foods at baseball games include hot dogs, nachos, pretzels and sodas. What’s your preference for a game day menu? At the 2013 College World series we know the food will be an important factor for many fans. They are planning ball park meals almost as soon as they have their College World Series tickets. So get your tickets and your food set!
NCAA Baseball fans have been debating this topic for decades– which position is absolutely crucial to baseball? We know that every college baseball player is important and teams won’t win championships with one good player but as we get closer to the 2013 College World Series, tickets start flying off the shelf and fans get revved up, let’s look at that question. The three answers that are the most common are: the pitcher, the catcher and the first baseman. Why?
The Pitcher The Pitcher starts every defensive play in baseball. With a good pitcher who can remain calm during the game, a team is much more likely to win. This is arguably integral to every NCAA Championship title.
The Catcher The Catcher is another important position to any baseball team. With a full view of the field and the power to call the pitches, the catcher is truly an integral part of any baseball team hoping for a championship title.
First Baseman Often the thankless hero, the first baseman is the first line of defense against scoring. Between stopping base hits, covering a lot of ground in the infield and adjusting for imperfect throws, without a first baseman who is top notch, you can kiss that championship ring goodbye.
While there is much debate regarding the importance of these positions, college baseball fans can agree that it takes the whole team to win a title. The 2013 College World Series promises to be another exciting example of that and NCAA Baseball fans are chomping at the bit to hear “Play Ball”!
College World Series fans, beware of the the North Carolina Tar Heels, the current top-ranked team according to the Collegiate Baseball poll. With a record of 34-2 it’s no surprise that the Tar Heels Baseball program has secured the number one spot. Close on the Tar Heels’ heels is LSU with a number 2 ranking and a record of 34-3. It’s going to be a tight race to the top with those teams and many other NCAA Division I baseball teams vying for a top ranking.
As our lives get more complicated it seems that families are often heading in different directions. Parents are always trying to find ways to connect with their kids but it’s difficult between work, school, activities and friends. The 2013 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park is a great way to reconnect with your family and have an amazing day full of fun!
College baseball is the perfect activity for people of all ages from your littlest tots to your great-grandparents so grab some College World Series tickets at TD Ameritrade Park for some terrific summer fun for the family. Siblings can stop rivaling, parents can agree on what’s for dinner (baseball food, mmmmm) and everyone can relax for a super fun night with some excellent college baseball to boot!
It’s almost time for the College World Series and the LSU tigers are on the prowl for another shot at the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship title. With 15 appearances and 6 title wins, the LSU Tigers and their fans are familiar with the trek to Omaha. Their current record of 30-2 just proves that LSU means business this year.
LSU Tiger fans are already ordering their College World Series tickets because they know the Tigers have what it takes this year to make it to the tournament. The Tigers are definitely a college baseball team to watch so get ready for some more exciting NCAA baseball!
The College World Series has been a tradition at Rosenblatt Stadium for the past 61 summers, and College World Series tickets will be a cherished memory after the Omaha gem saw its last game Tuesday night. South Carolina came back with a run in the eight and scored on Whit Merrifeld's opposite-field single to right with one out in the 11th to give the Gamecocks a 2-1 win over UCLA and the 2010 College World Series title in front of a sellout crowd that was on hand to witness the last game at the old stadium. Next year, the College World Series will be played at Omaha's new downtown stadium, TD Ameritrade Park, but it will be hard-pressed to have a finish quite like the one witnessed Tuesday. The Bruins got the game's first run in the fifth when Niko Gallego stroked a two-out single to left field, scoring Trevor Brown, who led off the inning with a single. South Carolina finally broke through in the eighth, taking advantage of an error when a tough-bounce grounder caromed off the glove of Dean Espy at first base, allowing Robert Beary to come around from second with the tying run. UCLA had a chance to get the lead back and force a third game, but left the bases loaded in the top of the ninth as reliever Matt Price was able to get out of the jam. He allowed just one baserunner in the two extra innings, setting the stage for the Gamecocks' victory. Scott Wingo led off the 11th with a walk, then moved to second on a passed ball. He moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Evan Marzilli, and UCLA chose to pitch to Merrifeld instead of walking him and tournament MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. to load the bases and set up a force at any base. Merrifeld came through with a single on a 2-0 pitch, bringing Wingo home with the winning run. It was a great College World Series that saw a lot of incredible efforts. South Carolina won six straight games after losing their first-round matchup with Oklahoma. The Gamecocks and Bruins played just the third extra-inning championship game, and the first since Southern Cal beat Florida State 2-1 in a 15-inning thriller in 1970. Next year, the College World Series moves to its new home at TD Ameritrade Park. You can get the best College World Series tickets at Ticket Express — where no College World Series game is ever sold out.