Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational

By: coachemup!

College baseball is making a highly-anticipated return to television this Thursday, June 4, with the Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational (CSBI). ESPN2 will have the event’s debut live at 7 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. with the first two games of the invite. The CSBI serves as the last chance for elite players to impress scouts prior to the upcoming MLB draft.

ESPN baseball analyst Kyle Peterson and play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti will have the call Thursday, with a matchup featuring the CSBI Unity team, coached by LaTroy Hawkins vs. the CSBI Liberty, led by Steve Hecht to start the night. Game two will showcase the CSBI Freedom team, coached by Drew Sutton vs. the CSBI Independence team, led by Jorge Hernandez. The final two days of the tournament will be available via pay-per-view subscription on, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.

More than 70 Division I schools from across the country will be represented in the tournament, including Auburn, Texas Tech, South Carolina, Alabama, Oregon State, TCU and NC State. For more information, please visit


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