This is a good time to be a college baseball fan.

The NCAA postseason is here. Sixty-four teams battle one another at 16 regional sites in the first step to reaching the hallowed grounds of Omaha, Nebraska.

Fans will fill cozy stadiums, cramming into outfield bleachers while guzzling sodas and downing hot dogs. They’ll spend gobs of money, filtering in and out of gift shops and forming lengthy lines at concession stands. And if their teams advance, they’ll buy pricey tickets for the next day or the next week.

All of that, though, doesn’t necessarily turn into profit.

College baseball is a losing sport, even in the part of the country where it thrives. In fact, just four Southeastern Conference baseball teams turned a profit last season, according to documents obtained by The Advocate from league schools.