Baseball

Are there tryouts for your team?
Yes, tryouts are held in the fall, during the second week of class, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-6 pm at Riverbend Sports Complex. It is highly recommended that you make every effort to come to all three days of tryouts, however, we understand that the first few weeks of college can be stressful as you juggle priorities between finding new clubs and balancing classwork. It is okay if you can only make it to one or two days of tryouts (just email, text, or call an officer beforehand to let us know). Keep in mind that we can only judge your abilities on the field based on what we see, so it is beneficial for you to make it to as many days of tryouts as you can. Individual tryouts can be arranged if you are interested in joining in the spring or if you can’t make it to the fall tryouts. For more information or if you need a ride to tryouts, find our booth at Late Night the first week of school or email the officers on this page.

What are the expectations for the time commitment once on the team?
In short, we are just a bunch of guys with a passion for the game of baseball. Club baseball is a great way to pursue your love for baseball after high school without having to commit to the rigorous workload of Baylor’s D1 team. One of the best parts of Club Baseball is the camaraderie we build together both on and off the field as the season progresses. However, we take winning seriously and have a reputation for being one of the best teams in Texas. Going into the 2021-2022 season, we have won our conference in 4 back-to-back seasons. While it is expected that you show up to every practice, we understand if classes, exams, studying, or other commitments get in the way. You will never be punished for having other commitments that interfere with your attendance at practices/games.

How many days and hour/week do you practice?
We practice 4 times per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Each practice is anywhere from an hour to two hours. Mondays consist of throwing practice at the fields behind the Baylor Science Building. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we practice at Riverbend Park from 4-6 pm. Generally, Tuesdays are used for fielding and pitching, and Wednesdays we have batting practice. We practice at D-BAT Waco on Thursdays in batting cages for 1 hour and typically have enough cages for both pitchers to throw bullpens and for hitters.

Where are your games and practices held?
Our home games are played at Riverbend Park in Waco, and our practices are split between Riverbend Park and DBAT Waco. For away games, we typically play against conference teams in the Gulf Coast North conference, and our travel generally stays within the state of Texas. Games are always held on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday), and travel will not interfere with classes.

What schools do you compete against? What league are you in?
We compete in the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division 1 and play in the Gulf Coast North Conference. The other teams in the Gulf Coast North are the University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Tech University. The rest of the Gulf Coast Conference (South and East divisions) is made up of the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, University of Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio College, Kingwood College, Victoria College, University of Houston, and Texas State University. We will likely play some of these teams in non-conference tournaments and regional playoffs.

What are the dues for this club team?
Dues range from $150 to $300 per semester, depending on the amount of fundraising and sponsorship we can get. New players will have higher dues their first semester on the team to cover the price for two game jerseys, a practice jersey, hats, and other personal equipment.

When is your season? Do you practice in the off-season?
The conference season starts in the spring semester (early February to early May, depending on conference success), but we also practice and play a handful of non-conference games in the fall semester. Practices begin in the middle of September.

Do you need to have experience to join?
Ideally, experience is necessary. The overall level of competition varies from an above average high school team to a division 3 level team. However, all are welcome to try out.