Overview

The Drexel Dragons Men’s Baseball Program will begin its ninth season of competition beginning this September as a member of the North Atlantic Region – East (NAR-East) in the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). The NCBA is comprised of over 150 teams and 25 conferences nationwide. Aside from Drexel, the NAR-East is home to the University of Delaware, Rutgers University, Hofstra University, and Towson University. The Dragons season begins in September with fall workouts and tryouts, followed by a 5 week fall schedule.  For the 2013-14 fall season, Drexel is preparing to play a few local college club teams, two regional tournaments (Philly Cup, State College Classic), and a couple series against D2/D3/JUCO opponents. The fall season is followed by a rigorous offseason that lasts from November through March where the team trains and prepares for conference play in the spring. Throughout the winter, the Dragons train at their indoor training facility known as the Armory, located at the heart of Drexel’s campus.  Once spring rolls around, the Dragons start off their season with a few non-conference games in early March against nationally recognized teams such as Syracuse, Maryland, or George Washington. Each year, the team travels to Tampa, FL for the NCBA Spring Training Showcase. Hundreds of teams from across the country gather to begin their season with six games over the course of four days. The 2012-13 Spring Training Showcase gave the Dragons an early test as they played games against Florida, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Colorado, and Kent State. The Dragons went 3-3 in last year’s Showcase. Overall, the regular season is composed of a 30 game schedule including a three game series against each conference opponents. League play is followed by the North Atlantic Regional Playoffs in Oneonta, NY. Three conference winners from the NAR-North, West, and East, as well as one at-large bid, go on to play a double elimination tournament for a berth in the NCBA World Series.Drexel’s home field is Campbell’s Field in Camden, NJ. It is also home to the Independent League’s Camden Riversharks. The Dragons also play some home games at Villanova Ballpark in Plymouth Meeting, PA, home to the NCAA’s Villanova Wildcats.  The team has 18 players (8 seniors) returning for the 2013-14 season hungrier than ever. Drexel Athletics Mission Statement

History

 In 2003, Drexel University terminated the Intercollegiate Division I Baseball team due to Title IX.  Based on this decision, many scholarship athletes would never play baseball again. The recently formed Drexel Club Baseball Program (started in 2006) is competing at a very high level once again and is excelling. The goal is to get back to competing at the Division 1 NCAA level. As a club sport, we must pay for our own travel, equipment, etc. We have and will continue to host fundraising events to generate interest and funds so that we can carry on the Drexel Baseball tradition and so our future athletes don't suffer the same fate as the 2003 team.