Category Archives: Roundup

October B1G Baseball roundup

The final day of October saw Penn State announce its 2017 schedule. (GOPSUSports.com)

The final day of October saw Penn State announce its 2017 schedule. (GOPSUSports.com)

October has come and gone. While Major League Baseball will see at least one game played in November, for all intents and purposes, the baseball season ends once the book is closed on October.

This holds true for Big Ten baseball programs.

The college baseball season has been over since the end of June and does not begin until mid-February. But October is a very important month, one of welcoming newcomers and team practice, usually capped by intra-squad series, as teams begin to turn their focus on the upcoming season.

As the Autumn season has concluded around the Midwest, here’s a look back on the major news of the month.

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Big Ten Roundup, August 30

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The last week in Big Ten baseball news was headlined by the promotion of a pitching coach, pitchers standing out over the summer, and a former top Big Ten pitcher reaching the bigs.

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Wednesday Recruiting wrap, August 23

Middlesex School right-handed pitcher Michael Doherty

Middlesex School right-hander pitcher Michael Doherty is the latest class of 2018 Northwestern commit.

For high school players, the summer showcase and travel season is over. Turning in the travel uniforms as a new school year, the pace of commitments is starting to pick up.

Here’s a look at a half-dozen verbal pledges to Big Ten schools over the last two weeks.

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