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Updated: 08/27/2014 10:17:20PM

‘Mid-majors’ give Snowbird a boost

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Ohio State's Greg Greve throws a picks off attempt against UCONN during the Snowbird Baseball Classic.

By ZACH MILLER

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PORT CHARLOTTE — This year’s Snowbird Baseball Classic is a model for continued success in future years.

The tournament, which wrapped up on Saturday, included a record number of Division I programs thanks to an influx of “mid-majors.” Of the 25 Division I teams this year, 18 do not compete in one of the five major athletic conferences. As director Steve Partington looks to continue expanding his tournament in future years, he plans to keep adding mid-majors to the field.

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