When you think of baseball, a few ideas may spring to mind: large green fields, the crack of a bat, the seventh-inning stretch and maybe a favorite player or two. Bowling must be one of the last things you might consider. After all, the sports are completely different; baseball is an industrialized evolution of cricket and the traditional English game of rounders. Bowling is an ancient sport, dating back to Egypt as early as 5000 B.C. Baseball is primarily played outdoors in competitive settings, like Major League Baseball. Bowling is most often played indoors in a casual setting, like your local bowling alley. The two sports are objectively incomparable.
The NCAA Division I Council announced Monday evening it had voted to “allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.”
As a disgruntled fan of their division rival the Seattle Mariners, the one thing I knew I wanted to do while traveling in Florida was attend a Houston Astros spring training game. If you haven’t been following the MLB offseason, the headlines have been dominated by the Astros cheating scandal that revealed they used an elaborate sign-stealing scheme involving cameras and trash cans to alert their players of incoming pitches. This tactic was used during their 2017 World Series-winning season and through part of the 2018 season.
On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC officially canceled the remainder of winter and spring sports activities, both competition and practice, for the 2019-20 school year in a press release, with hopes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The No. 9 NC State baseball team is set to host its first ACC home series this weekend against Boston College. According to NC State Athletics’ press release on Thursday morning, all home athletic events, including this series at Doak Field, will not be open to the general public to help control the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.”
The No. 9 NC State baseball rallied in the bottom of the ninth to overcome an overall poor performance for a 8-7 win over NC A&T.
The No. 11 NC State baseball team suffered a close loss to UNC-Charlotte at home 9-8 Tuesday night, March 10. It was the team’s third loss in the last four games and brings its record to 13-3 on the season.
After losing a series for the first time this season on the road against Virginia this past weekend, the No. 11 NC State baseball team returns to Raleigh this week to host UNC-Charlotte and North Carolina A&T in two mid-week games.