Pacific International League
Founded in 1992, the Pacific International League is considered by many to be the premier Summer Collegiate Baseball league in the Northwest. Sanctioned by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Congress, most PIL players are NCAA eligible and are unpaid in order to maintain their eligibility. The PIL is distinct from many other Summer Collegiate Baseball leagues in that the league also allows former professionals to rehabilitate in the league as long as they have not exceeded they are currently NCAA eligibile.
Each team is operated in a similar manner to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing nightly before fans in a stadium. Many of the Pacific International League Teams share the field at some of the most elite collegiate and minor league stadiums in Washington and British Columbia.