The New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) is a summer wood-bat league that exists as a feeder for professional baseball. A new team for the league is being formed at Houghton College. The Genesee Rapids baseball team is being organized by Ralph Kerr, a Houghton community member, and the diamond at Houghton’s Kerr-Pegula athletic complex will be its home field in the 2014 season. The NYCBL is one of ten such collegiate leagues across the country, under the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball. According to Kerr, the NYCBL has a great reputation as a developmental league. It is scouted by the professional franchises.

The athletic complex is named after Kerr, as well as Terry and Kim Pegula, who donated $12 million to the project. Kim is a Houghton alumni, and her husband owns the Buffalo Sabers of the National Hockey League.