Alfred State Baseball
Hello, and welcome to the Alfred State Baseball fundraising page. This page is spearheading our effort to better connect with our Alumni, families and friends while working towards raising money for our baseball program. Our baseball program is in a time of transition, and we are all working very hard to bring Alfred State to the forefront of Division III baseball in our region. Below is some more information about who we are and what we stand for.
The Alfred State baseball program is an instructional program based on educating its players on and off the field. We take pride in paying the price for what we dream to achieve and we work tirelessly to attain our goals. Our players are taught to focus on the process of improving rather than the results at the end of path. By doing so our players learn to live in the moment and appreciate the work it takes to achieve something great. I have no doubt in my mind Alfred State will soon be one of the premier baseball programs in the New York State Region, and we are looking to rebuild our tradition of excellence.
Currently we are in the midst of transitioning from junior college athletics to full-fledged NCAA membership, and we are entering our final year of the 4-year process in 2017-2018. What does this mean? This means that we are now a participating NCAA member, but cannot qualify for the NCAA playoffs (regionals and World Series). We will be eligible to compete in NCAA playoffs starting in the 2018-2019 season. Although this seems far away, we are building for the future now.
The 2017 season saw us compete with a full slate of 40 NCAA games, and we began challenging ourselves against our AMCC counterparts. We finished 5-2 against our next year’s league opponents, which bodes well for the future success of our program. Being a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) puts us in a great position to play outstanding competition and qualify for an automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs beginning in 2018-2019. We are confident we will compete for that goal, and every day from now until then will build towards competing for a national championship.
Now that you are familiar with who we are and how we go about our business, we are asking for your help to attain our goals. As you may be aware, our budget does not cover all of the equipment and funds necessary to give our players a top of the line experience. This is where you can help! We are looking to improve our program by making improvements to our facility, purchasing new and improved training implements, and improving the quality of our spring trip. Although all of these are needs for our program, where you can help the most is donating to improve our playing and practice facility. Specifically we are working to raise funds for improving our batting cage facilities and onfield equipment. The batting cages are old and need a lot of work to be brought up to the quality we need, and many of our onfield protective screens need updating. Your generosity could go a long way towards helping us make this a reality.
For up to date info on our program please check out our website: http://www.alfredstateathletics.com/sports/bsb/index