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2020 Conference Wrap: Ivy League

Analysis

It’s still hard to believe the 2020 college baseball season is over after just four weeks of play. Most conferences didn’t even reach league play before the coronavirus halted the season, so it would be pointless to give out any legitimate awards or draw any sweeping conclusions from our meager sample size. With that in mind, we won’t be releasing a 2020 All-America team, or naming a national Player of the Year or Freshman of the Year.

But informally, we can still take a look back at those first four weeks and highlight some players who stood out. Keep in mind that nonconference strength of schedules varies dramatically, and four weeks really isn’t a long enough period to even determine how strong a given schedule truly was. With those caveats out of the way, here are some superlative picks for the Ivy League, which played only a couple of weeks.

Here are the superlative categories:

  • Best Team
  • Most Surprising Team
  • Most Impressive Hitter
  • Most Impressive Pitcher
  • Best Senior
  • Best Freshman
  • Breakout Player
  • Breakout Pitcher

 

BEST TEAM

Penn
Although the season was shortened to just a few weeks, for the second year in a row the Quakers (3-5) were the best-hitting and best-pitching squad in the Ivy League after hitting .292 as a team and pitching at 4.09 ERA. Sure that might seem a little high but consider the good competition they were playing; Kennesaw State, FIU and FAU, all on the road of course. Penn impressively beat both the Owls and the Panthers in their Friday night games behind the arm of Christian Scafidi, who has since transferred to Notre Dame as a grad transfer.

 

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