While those four magic words – pitchers and catchers report – are giving hope to baseball fans as winter drags on, college baseball season is already underway.
Augustana, two years removed from winning the Division II national championship and ranked 13th in the preseason Top 25, opened its season last week with a four-game split with No. 21 Arkansas-Monticello. South Dakota State, coming off a 2019 that saw them go 19-10 in Summit League play, kicks off the new season this weekend at Dallas Baptist, while a rebuilding USF squad opens 2020 this weekend in Colorado.
Here’s a closer look at each team and their prospects for the upcoming year.
South Dakota State
It finally happened in 2019. Oral Roberts didn’t win the Summit League baseball championship. After 19 consecutive titles, Omaha knocked the Golden…