Columbia varsity sports teams now have access to a brand-new indoor winter practice facility as the University officially opened its Seasonal Air-Supported Structure (SASS) at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium, Campbell Family Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Peter Pilling announced on Friday afternoon.
Clear skies and temperatures in the 40's allowed the Lions to take swings on Robertson Field at Satow Stadium before working on defense and baserunning under the lights at Wien Stadium.
On February 26, Columbia Baseball will be holding its Winter High School Prospect Camp at the Bubble in the Baker Athletics Complex.
Seniors Kyle Bartelman and Ryan Marks along with juniors Randell Kanemaru and Ty Wiest were selected to leadership positions after team votes.
Speer posted a 3-1 record and did not allow a run in his final five appearances.
The slate opens up with a three-game series at Florida from March 3-5 to open a gauntlet of five straight weekends facing teams that reached the NCAA Tournament a year ago.
Last month, members of the Columbia baseball team met with students involved with Harlem RBI, a year-round youth development non-profit organization.
The Lions will host the Jaspers at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium at noon this Sunday.
Two finished the year with championships over the weekend and two will continue to play for their organizations this fall.
The camp will provide position-specific defensive instruction, defensive showcase, offensive rotation with batting practice, timed 60-yard dash, team practice sessions, as well as games.
The class of 2020 is comprised of seven pitchers, two outfielders, two infielders and one catcher hailing from nine different states.
The World Baseball Classic Qualifier will be held from September 22-25 at MCU Park, home of the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League.