Opening Night of Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational Live on ESPN2

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Opening Night of Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational Live on ESPN2

College baseball is making a highly-anticipated return to television this Thursday, June 4, with the Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational (CSBI). ESPN2 will have the event’s debut live at 7 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. with the first two games of the invite. The CSBI serves as the last chance for elite players to impress scouts prior to the upcoming MLB draft.

ESPN baseball analyst Kyle Peterson and play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti will have the call Thursday, with a matchup featuring the CSBI Unity team, coached by LaTroy Hawkins vs. the CSBI Liberty, led by Steve Hecht to start the night. Game two will showcase the CSBI Freedom team, coached by Drew Sutton vs. the CSBI Independence team, led by Jorge Hernandez. The final two days of the tournament will be available via pay-per-view subscription on, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.

More than 70 Division I schools from across the country will be represented in the tournament, including Auburn, Texas Tech, South Carolina, Alabama, Oregon State, TCU and NC State. For more information, please visit

Date Time (ET) Programming Network
Thu, Jun 4 7 p.m. Game One: CSBI Unity vs. CSBI Liberty ESPN2
10 p.m. Game Two: CSBI Freedom vs. CSBI Independence ESPN2


Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Senior Director of Communications overseeing publicity strategy for ESPN’s entire college sports portfolio, including college football and the College Football Playoff, 40 NCAA Championships and ESPN's college networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland Guardians fan.
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