Prospect Elise Berger (Courtesy of Elizabeth Berger)

The first all-women’s college baseball invitational is set to take place this weekend.

The Women’s College Baseball Invitational, hosted by Baseball For All at Centenary University in New Jersey, will take place over two days. The event is focused on the development of women and girls who are interested in playing college baseball.

“Women have been playing baseball in college even before we had the right to vote,” says Dr. Justine Siegal, PhD, founder of Baseball For All. “We are thrilled to introduce this program to demonstrate the immense amounts of talent we currently have at the high school and college levels-and show their love for the game and desire to play college baseball.”

Thirty women are set to attend the invitational. Four of them are committed to play at colleges in the spring 2022 season and are part of a record-breaking number of women to be included on the rosters of “men’s” college baseball teams.

The invitational is one historic step in the larger mission of Baseball For All, which aims to establish women’s baseball at the collegiate level. Those efforts will continue this fall, when the organization partners with 12 colleges across the country to host a Women’s College Club Baseball season.