Big East Baseball Championship: Attack of the Overgrown Little League Players

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In case you didn’t know, even though professional baseball is just getting into the real meat of the season, college baseball is winding down. While the teams congregating in Clearwater’s Bright House Field may seem to be made up of overgrown Little League players, some of them could very well be seen in the lineups for next year’s major and minor league teams.

The Big East Conference is hosting its baseball championship in the Philies’ spring training grounds. The double elimination tournament began on Wednesday and will wrap up on Sunday at noon. Many of the teams aren’t as well-known as those in other conferences, but the tournament includes the University of South Florida.

While the Bulls lost to St. John's on Wednesday night, they pulled out a big win to eliminate West Virginia University on Thursday. They will play against the first seed University of Louisville on Friday at 7 P.M.

Games are Wed. May 26 until Sun. May 30. Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater. Tickets start at $4. Student and Senior discounts. www.bigeastbaseball.com

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