| November 2, 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA – The California Collegiate League (CCL) announced its 2022 summer schedule today. The CCL’s 29th season will kick-off in Southern California on Tuesday, June 7, as the MLB Academy Barons play host to the San Luis Obispo Blues at the MLB Youth Academy.
The Blues are coming off a celebration of their 75th anniversary season that included a runner-up finish in the 2021 CCL State Championship.
The CCL is now comprised of 11 teams, six in the south and five in the north. Action in the North Division begins on Wednesday, June 8. The Walnut Creek Crawdads travel to Solano to face the Mudcats led by new head coach and San Jose State alum, Ryan P. Adams.
Rick Turner completed his first season as CCL Commissioner in 2021 and is looking forward to the summer. “Our league office and each league member are diligently making preparations for the upcoming season,” said Turner. “On so many levels, I’m confident 2022 will be the league’s best.”
The upcoming CCL campaign features an expanded North Division thanks to the addition of the Sonoma Stompers. The Stompers play their first-ever CCL game at home against the Crawdads on Thursday, June 9, at Arnold Field.
The 2021 CCL State Champions, the Healdsburg Prune Packers, begin the defense of their crown on June 9 at Solano.
The nationally-ranked Santa Barbara Foresters square-off against the Barons, also on June 9.
The CCL Showcase Game, the league’s mid-summer classic, is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20 at the MLB Youth Academy.
At its October meetings, league members agreed that each CCL team will play 34 division games. The full CCL schedule including non-league and several interleague contests will be announced at a later date. Each team will begin league play by June 10. The South Division concludes league competition on July 31 followed by August 1 for the North Division.
This year’s CCL State Championship, a 5-team, double-elimination format highlighted by a winner take-all title game will wrap-up the 2022 season August 4-6 at a site to be determined.
Game dates and times are subject to change.
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