Weather ends Opening Day prematurely

The Vipers and Snowbirds were poised to have a nail-biter of a game. Going into the bottom of the 6th inning, the Snowbirds came up to bat with a two run deficit looking to get back into the game. However, incoming inclement weather had other plans for the Snowbirds as the game was delayed due to weather. With five and a half innings completed the game was deemed an official game.

Loggerheads Ride the Wave to Victory in Game 2 of Doubleheader

The Loggerheads started Jackson Lein (W,1-0) on the mound for game two of the doubleheader versus the Jupiter Wave and provided a stellar two inning outing for the away team. Lein pitched 2 innings of no hit baseball and didn’t have any runs cross the plate. The Wave defense gave up five runs in the top of the first, but in the bottom of the third the Wave flipped the switch and caught fire having plated three runs and got back to within three. However, in the top of the 4th the Loggerheads scored three runs with the Wave coming back and plating one run in the bottom of the 4th.The 5th inning proved to be the final blow for the Loggerheads with the offense plating three runs in the top of the 5th and stretching out the lead to seven runs. Those seven runs ended up being the difference in the game with a final score of 11 to 4 in the Loggerheads favor. The Loggerheads and Wave will play again on Thursday, June 7th at the Ball Park of The Palm Beaches on the Washington Nationals Minor League fields.

Loggerheads start season off with an Opening Day Victory behind Solid Performance

After a cancellation last week due to rain, we officially had our opening day game on a beautiful day at Lilac Park. Anthony Morrone started for the Loggerheads on the bump and provided a solid 2 inning outing only giving up one run on two hits. Cole Mcmanimon (W,1-0) and Cody Cortelli (S, 1) followed suit to pitch the final five innings, giving up three runs on five hits with Cortelli earning the save for the Loggerheads. The offense started to catch fire for the Loggerheads in the bottom of the second inning when they plated three runs and followed up with two in the third to finish up the scoring for the day. The Jupiter Wave went scoreless early on but came roaring back in the top of the 6th to make it a one run game. That one run proved to be the difference in the game. The Wave had four arms on the bump (McMullen (L, 0-1), followed by Sean Maletzke, Todd Mercado, and Evan Reifert) giving up five runs on four hits.

2018 CLPB Poised For A Big Second Season

We are very excited about the 2018 Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches season which will be here before we know it! The season will crank up June 2nd and the league will crown a champion on August 1st. Our league schedule will consist of teams playing 35 competitive games against high level college athletes from across the nation.

We created the CLPB under the principles of giving players an opportunity to play in a competitive league while also having the ability to train at the World Class Cressey Sports Performance. In the past players have had to choose between either playing or training, we want them to come here and DO BOTH! We are excited about our partnership with Cressey Sports Performance, and feel like our athletes will have a chance to make an impact on their programs when they return to them next fall.

Eric Cressey had this to say, “Great summer baseball experiences combine competition and training. The Collegiate League of The Palm Beaches provides both to afford players an excellent developmental opportunity. At Cressey Sports Performance, we’re proud to be a part of that development.”

We have inked a bat deal with East Coast Bat Company, and they will be offering premium caliber bats to all players at an outstanding price and performance for the 2018 season. 

Fans can purchase tickets daily at the gate or they can CLICK HERE TO BUY SEASON PASS
Some of the schools that will be sending players to the 2018 CLPB include:
  • The Citadel
  • FIU
  • Davidson
  • Notre Dame
  • Tulane
  • FSU
  • Kentucky
  • FAU
  • ETSU
  • USF
  • Wofford
  • Lehigh
  • Jacksonville
  • George Wasington
  • Bethune Cookman
  • Pittsburgh
  • FGCU
  • Winthrop
  • Furman
  • Arkansas State
  • Tampa University
  • Palm Beach State College
  • Lander
  • Keiser
  • Eckerd
  • Embry Riddle

Why The Collegiate League of The Palm Beaches is a Fit

 

What Type of Player is a Fit: The Collegiate League of the Palm Beaches

Author: Jeremy Plexico

Over the past couple of years we have been trying to come up with a way to help develop baseball players, and help them attain their ultimate goal of becoming the best players that they can be. This is a huge challenge because players today are pulled in so many different directions prior to attending college. Should they go to this event or that event, which showcase, which camp, which team should they play for, how should they train, should they take lessons, and the list goes on and on. Once they settle on the college of their choice, deciding how they will spend their summer is another very important choice.

As a former college coach I routinely had to make the following decision for each player; Would _______ benefit more from playing in a competitive league this summer, or from training and getting stronger. Many times I would have players that needed to go play in the summer, but they were tired, and I had to sacrifice additional innings and at bats, for them staying and working out to get stronger. For example if I had a freshman who I knew needed to pitch in the summer but he pitched 45 innings during the spring season, he may have to sacrifice playing summer baseball due to fatigue and fear of injury.  This amount of innings may not seem like much but they come after he competed during his high school season, went straight to summer ball (high school), and then his body experienced the roller coaster ride of a Fall practice season for the first time as a collegiate freshman (All of this while trying to make a team, and earn innings).  Another common example is a player who needs to add strength to allow him to make the necessary jumps to contribute to his particular school at a larger capacity the following season.  Although playing baseball is clearly important, he knows that without adding strength and becoming more physical, he can’t stay healthy over the long grind of a full collegiate season.

Many times, players that fall into both of these categories would have to make the decision to strictly work out and not compete in any live games over the summer. The ultimate concern is that they wouldn’t be able to workout at the desired level while still playing games. One of the primary goals of The Collegiate League of The Palm Beaches is to afford college coaches the luxury of not having to make that choice. Not only do we want to attract players based on a high level of play on the field, we want them to know they have the ability to make physical gains that will allow them to go back to their particular school a better all around prospect and contribute in a larger role.

To help us achieve this goal, all players participating in the CLPB will have the option to train under the guidance of Cressey Sports Performance.  Not only will they be able to get in the gym and have hands on training with the Cressey staff, they will have they ability to learn state of the art techniques and training methods to take back with them to their particular college.  All players participating in the league will also be given a screening at the beginning of the season to discover any deficiencies that need to be addressed over the course of their training sessions.

We have a passion to create an environment where athletes can not only have a great experience in the CLPB,  but also leave here as a player that can help his school win more games.

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