Just days after announcing the network’s flagship MLB studio show would continue to be a weekly program this summer, ESPN tossed out a belt high fastball for college baseball fans.
ESPN will broadcast more than 800 NCAA baseball games leading up to the 2019 College World Series. 17 conferences will be represented through games played out on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, the Longhorn Network and the SEC Network. The ESPN App will carry more than 450 games.
Three quarters of the scheduled broadcasts include a member of the USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25.
This lean into college baseball comes on the heels of ESPN’s highest rated postseason coverage in 2018. Last year’s 3 game College World Series final was the most watched since 2014.