California Collegiate League Releases Statement Regarding COVID-19, 2020 College Summer Baseball Season

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Updated: March 15, 2020

 

March 15, 2020

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LOS ANGELES, CA — In response to the spread of COVID-19 and its effects on our nation and the international sports community, the California Collegiate League feels it prudent to make the following statement regarding our status and the upcoming 2020 summer collegiate baseball season.

Presently, in an abundance of caution, many of the California State Public Health Departments have recommended canceling or postponing non-essential gatherings of various sizes. On Thursday, the NCAA announced that it has canceled all remaining winter/spring sports championships, including the 2020 College World Series. In addition, many conferences throughout the NCCA, from Divisions I, II, and III, have canceled or suspended the remainder of their 2020 winter/spring sports seasons. Understanding the gravity of these actions, we appreciate the steps taken by the governing bodies to protect both the public and our student-athletes. Equally, we empathize with the hundreds of student-athletes whose seasons have abruptly ended. While the public gets to enjoy watching competition in March, what is unrealized is that those games were won some early morning in October.

At this current time, the California Collegiate League plans, with careful restraint, and in accordance with state and federal guidelines, to conduct the 2020 summer collegiate baseball season as planned. The CCL and its members will continue to closely monitor the state of public health within our communities and the greater State of California over the upcoming months, and recognize that this position could change. That being said, we plan to proceed in a cautious and pragmatic manner. We will reassess this decision based on the trajectory of our environment over the next two months. We will accommodate any necessary variations to protect the health of our players, staff members, and volunteers; and any updates will be communicated with the utmost expediency.

For questions or more information, contact Aaron Milam at (626) 695-6903 or aaron@arroyosecobaseball.com.

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