The Santa Barbara (Calif.) Foresters long ago established themselves as the NBC World Series’ dominant team of the 2000s. After winning a fourth title on Saturday, they can set their sights on matching resumes with any team in the tournament’s 78 year history.
If recent history is any indication, the game between Hays and Seattle on Friday in the National Baseball Congress World Series was for second place.
The National Baseball Congress World Series isn’t going anywhere.
Seattle designated hitter Brady Steiger quit baseball in 2010 while playing at Washington State, but the last two years have reignited his passion for the game.
Hays leveled the playing field at the NBC World Series in a most unexpected way.
Howie Minas, a roly-poly fireball of a man who talked so fast you had to play close attention, died last month. And a part of the NBC World Series went with him.
Santa Barbara (Calif.) didn’t get to the winners bracket final with its offense. When the Foresters needed their bats, however, they came through in a big way.
Hays reliever Brett Macari wanted to clean up the mess he made. He did with a stunning reversal of momentum and Hays remained alive with a 5-3 win in 11 innings over Nevada (Mo.) in a losers bracket game.
The most exciting player I’ve seen in the NBC World Series can’t get on base.
His teammates are used to St. Joseph (Mo.) Mustangs pitcher Aaron Baker keeping his cool, so his behavior before his start Tuesday against the El Dorado Broncos in the NBC World Series threw some of them off.
As his line shot zoomed over the first-base bag and into right field, Daniel Baptista thought double all the way.
When five of the six teams from the Jayhawk League made the NBC World Series, some eyebrows were raised because the league didnt have an excellent year _ El Dorado and Haysville combined to finish 25-43 in league play.
Mondays game was the ninth this summer between Liberal and Dodge City, and the teams shared an extensive prior knowledge of each other that seemingly kept either from having an advantage.
The people who really love baseball and the National Baseball Congress got their fix this weekend.
Ty Kildow had a seam mark across a swollen left cheek after his Kansas Cannons beat Impact Sports 7-4 on Sunday night, the result of an attempted sacrifice bunt gone awry.
Ben Wright lasted 25 outs without recording a strikeout and without really needing one — the Dodge City starting pitcher was effective enough to frequently induce weak contact by St. Joseph hitters.
The National Baseball Congress World Series has been a Wichita institution for 78 years. Numerous players – more than you can count – have passed through the NBC on the way to Major League stardom. The tournament is as much a part of Wichita as any industry, company or individual.
El Dorado improved to 3-0 on the tournament and advanced to the semifinals by turning the tables on Seattle with a 1-0 win Saturday night. Seattle had shut out its first two opponents but couldn’t muster a run against Emporia State right-hander Brandon Faulkner.
After a July filled with improbable rallies, the Haysville Heat found that a change in the calendar didn’t affect its unlikely postseason run.
The Seattle Studs advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Nevada (Mo.) 7-0 in a winners bracket game. Three Seattle pitchers combined to toss the second Studs shutout of the tournament.