In the United States, College Sports are not only popular, but are also very important to the players as well as the educational institutions. Most of the popular sports in the US are played as college sport as well. One such sport is baseball. Therefore, one can say that College Baseball is that sport of baseball, which is being played at intercollegiate levels for higher educational institutes. However, when compared to basketball and football, college baseball does not play a huge role in the production of professional players.
A professional baseball player has a usual course of jumping from school levels to the professional ones, skipping the college part. In case, a particular individual enlists in a four-year course in any college, they he/ she should complete at least three years to gain eligibility for playing. If the particular individual comes as 21 years old before starting the third year, then in that case they become eligible as well. Those, who enroll themselves at junior colleges, gain the eligibility only after a year.
Most of the college baseball is played under the governance or scrutiny of NAIA or NCAA. The club teams those are associated with the teams playing university or college baseball is grouped under the umbrella of the ‘National Club Baseball Association’. However, the rules of the games are jotted down by the NCAA. The supervision of the season ending tournaments is done by each of the sanctioning bodies. Those final rounds that are played as part of NCAA Tournament are called ‘College World Series’.