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About the Sun Belt College League

Dec 22, 2021 4:21 PM
Sun Belt

A division of the Kino Baseball league located in Tucson, Arizona. The Kino Baseball League is a 501C(3) not for profit baseball organization that serves the South Arizona community.

 

ABOUT THE SUN BELT COLLEGE LEAGUE

  • First season 2011
  • Amateur college summer baseball league
  • Designed to provide a level of competition for players to further their skills
  • and development in pursuit of furthering their college career and potential
  • professional level.
  • Players use composite or solid one piece wood bats
  • There is no travel.  The league is all inclusive at one location playing games
  • at the Kino Sports Complex and Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.
  • Six (6) team league
  • Season traditionally runs from June 1 to July 25.
  • Team will play 20-22 games per season
  • Game times are 7:00 PM.  2021 Average game time 9 inning game 2:39
  • Coaches of the teams are veterans who average 4 years or more coaching in the league
  • Season is over early enough in the summer to allow the players to secure
  • ample rest by enjoying the rest of their summer vacation and to prepare
  • for the upcoming school year.
  • Housing for out of town players is provided by the individual teams

 

OUR HOME

The Sun Belt College League plays at the professionally maintained Kino Sports Complex and Kino Veterans Stadium the former spring training facility for the Chicago White Sox.

In 2021 over 10,000 people attended Sun Belt College League games.

The Quad Complex Fields include:

  • Bullpens
  • Full concession operations with an outstanding menu
  • Restrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Covered bleacher seating in the Quad Complex
  • Athletic Trainer on site for all games
  • Emergency Room and Banner Hospital adjactent to the complex
  • Complex is 4 miles from the Tucson International Airport

The Stadium features:

  • Individual box seats for comfort
  • Press Box and Scoreboard
  • Full Concessions
  • Complete professional environment is provided at every game.

Housing for players available through the league teams.

 

SUN BELT LEAGUE AT THE NEXT LEVEL

The league was privileged to have the following alumni that played in the league and have since moved on to the next level of their collegiate and professional careers.

Nick Gonzales        New Mexico State                              2019 Cape CodMVP
(Prospects 2017)    2020 1st Rd Pittsburgh Pirates            2021 Greensboro High A
                    
Andrew Edwards   New Mexico State                               2021 Binghamton AA
(Javelinas 2018)    2019 Drafted NY Mets                        2021 Brooklyn High A
                    
Juan Aguilera        University of Arizona                         2018 Detroit Tigers
(Stars 2017)                    
                    
Graham Spraker   2017 Drafted Toront Blue Jays            2021 Buffalo
(Boom 2016)        Triple A East
                    
Austin Moore        2016 Drafted Colorado Rockies         2019  Class A
(Boom 2015)        California League
                    
Najee Gaskins       2019 Drafted                                       2021 San Jose
(Boom 2018)        San Francisco Giants                           Low A West
                    
Miguel Figueroa   2018 Drafted Houston Astros            
(Kings 2017)                    
                    
Alex Robles        2017 Drafted Minnesota Twins            
(Kings 2016)                    

During the 2019 season 19 players who played in the league where recruited and signed NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, NJCAA colleges.

Univeristy of Arizona                                           NCAA Division I
University of Southern California (USC)            NCAA Division I
University of Mary, North Dakota                       NCAA Division II
Schreiner University, Texas                                 NCAA Division III
Central Arizona College                                      NJCAA
Phoenix College                                                  NJCAA
Central Lakes College, Minnesota                      NJCAA
Rainy River College, Minnesota                         NJCAA
Luna College, New Mexico                                NJCAA
Dickinson State, North Dakota                           NAIA
Benedictine University, Mesa, Arizona              NAIA

 

JULY 4TH ALL-STAR GAME

League all-star game started in 2018 that featured the league top players as part of Pima County Diamond's in the Sky July 4th Celebration that included post-game fireworks display.  Over 8,000 people have attended the league all-star game each of the last two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT,
ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES, AND SEASON TICKETS
Phone: 520-730-2506 or email:  kinobbl@comcast.net

 

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