The Gustavus baseball program has announced its 2004 spring trip destination. After competing in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg, Florida area in recent years, the Gusties will begin the outdoor portion of their schedule next spring at the inaugural Clearwater Invitational in Clearwater, Florida.
Gustavus will be competing exclusively against Division III teams from throughout the country during its four-day trip to Clearwater. Some of the schools the Gusties will face include Southern Maine, Castleton State, Colby College, Williams College, and the University Chicago.
The Clearwater Invitational has been organized with the goal to offer a unique Division III college baseball experience in Florida that is more affordable as well as more customer and player friendly than other collegiate baseball venues in the state. The Invitational, hosted by the city of Clearwater and Williams College, will feature four games per day at Jack Russell Stadium, former spring home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Gusties complete schedule at the Clearwater Invitational will not be released until later this year when the registration deadline for the event has passed. The full 2004 Gustavus baseball schedule will be released here on the Gustavus athletic website later this fall.