Red Sox fans all over New England may be looking for another outlet to satisfy their spring baseball fix. Lucky for them, the local college baseball scene has more than made up for the loss of MLB's spring training.
Two D1 programs -- Northeastern and UConn -- are threatening to break into the top 25 of the national rankings while many other New England programs have picked up marquee wins over nonconference opponents.
If you're late to the college baseball party, there's no need to worry. There's still time to jump on the bandwagon. We'll even highlight some stories that might help generate a rooting interest.
Here's a look at five feel-good stories from the early stages of the 2022 season.