Here are the nine teams participating in the 2016 USCAA College World Series:
Institution: COLLEGE OF SAINT JOSEPH’S (sic)
Team Name: FIGHTING SAINTS
Comment: The Fighting Saints were last year’s Runners-Up and hope to settle unfinished business in this year’s tourney.
Institution: ROCHESTER COLLEGE
Team Name: WARRIORS
Comment: Year in and year out Rochester College seems to wind up in the USCAA Championship Series. They plan to make it further than in 2015.
Institution: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT
Team Name: COUGARS
Comment: The Cougars are just three years removed from their most recent National Championship and are poised to inflict some serious damage.
Institution: NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL
Team Name: BUILDERS
Comment: The Builders are the defending National Champions and certainly have their work cut out for them against this year’s talented pool of teams.
Institution: ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY AT PEORIA
Team Name: EAGLES
Comment: RMU-Peoria is making its very first appearance in the USCAA Baseball Tournament and hopes to stick around.
Institution: WRIGHT STATE AT THE LAKE
Team Name: LAKERS
Comment: The Lakers are also first-timers in this year’s World Series playoffs. This season they defeated UC-Clermont and Rochester so don’t underestimate them.
Institution: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY AT DUBOIS
Team Name: LIONS
Comment: The Lions have been one of this season’s feel-good stories, making the Tournament in their first baseball season in roughly thirty years.
Institution: CLEARY UNIVERSITY
Team Name: PROWLING COUGARS
Comment: The pitching staff for the Prowling Cougars has consistently ranked in the Top Five, making them more dangerous than the average Eight Seed.
Institution: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY AT BEAVER
Team Name: NITTANY LIONS
Comment: PSU-Beaver made it so that the Penn State University System once again had multiple teams in the USCAA playoff field.