The Penn State Baseball Club has enriched the college experience of Penn State students for the past 22 years by providing an opportunity to continue playing our great American pastime. Founded in 1996, the club had an intercollegiate traveling team by 1997, and soon afterwards also began running a fall league at Penn State University. The fall league allows over 150 students to participate in organized baseball for two months every fall semester before culminating with the fall league playoffs.
After the fall league ends the Penn State Baseball Club holds tryouts in November for the spring teams. The spring teams (D1 & D2) compete against teams across the nation in the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA). The NCBA was founded by Sandy Sanderson, a PSBC alumnus, who has allowed the league to expand to well over 200 teams with a Division I league and a Division II league. After the regular season conference play and regional tournaments across the entire league, the NCBA holds an 8-team World Series competition in Holly Springs, NC.
The PSBC spring team has a history of regular season success in the NCBA, reaching the NCBA World Series in each of first 4 years of the league's existence. The team has won its region 12 times, most recently occurring in 2018. Winning the region allowed the team to reach the NCBA World Series 12 times as well. Of the 11 appearances the team has had at the D1 level, the squad reached the title game 5 times, losing in 2006, 2008, and 2010 in the national title game, winning it all in 2013 & 2018.