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The Southeast Collegiate League announces its 5th summer season in 2024, providing a local Summer College Season for baseball players in the southeastern United States. All divisions that participated in the league last summer will return with the addition of a new and exciting North Louisiana division that will ran and operated by Louisiana Director, Jack Cressend. The newest division will join the other established divisions in S. Louisiana, Jackson (MS), Hattiesburg (MS), Mobile (AL), Birmingham (AL), Huntsville (AL), and Memphis (TN) to round out the 2024 SECL field.

The North Louisiana Division will be led by Founder and President of Knights Knation, Jack Cressend. Cressend pitched for Tulane University and signed with the Boston Red Sox in the mid-90s. He reached the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins, making his MLB debut in 2000, the first of five seasons pitching in the Major Leagues. Jack has been a part of the SECL since 2021 as the Louisiana Director and will now cover the entire state with his network.

The SECL has adjusted the league format to ensure quality reps and a schedule that is conducive for college baseball players in our area. A 16-game slate that will last approx. 5-6 weeks and wrap up no later than July 3rd. The league administration is anticipating an Opening Night Date of May 30th, 2024. SECL Directors Include:

Jackson: Chris Snopek (Ole Miss/Chicago White Sox)

Hattiesburg: Larry Knight (William Carey/Atlanta Braves/20+ Year Veteran Coach)

Tennessee: Ed Easley (Mississippi State/St. Louis Cardinals)

Louisiana: Jack Cressend (Tulane/Minnesota Twins)

Mobile: Adam Heisler (South Alabama/Baltimore Orioles)

Birmingham: Lee Gann (Samford/Seattle Mariners)

Huntsville: Johnny Johnson (St. Mary’s University/20+ Year Veteran Coach)

The SECL commissioner is Cory Hough, an Ohio native. Cory played collegiate baseball at the University of Cincinnati while earning both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sports Administration. Visit our WEBSITE to request your spot and/or learn more about the SECL.

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