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City admits it ‘dropped the ball’ on National Baseball Congress tournament, seeks ways to save it

When the city of Wichita bought the National Baseball Congress World Series in 2007, city officials thought they’d purchased a million-dollar asset.

Experts give their ideas to fix the National Baseball Congress World Series

The National Baseball Congress World Series is under intense scrutiny at City Hall, where city officials have convened a panel of baseball experts and are fielding calls from NBC teams around the country, City Manager Robert Layton said.

City auditing National Baseball Congress tournament

City officials are auditing the National Baseball Congress’ books, in the wake of persistent reports that the longtime amateur baseball tournament has been delinquent paying its participant teams and vendors.

Casey Walkup leaves NBC World Series

Casey Walkup, who has been with the Wingnuts’ front office for three seasons and who served as the operations manager of the National Baseball Congress this year, has resigned.

Foresters retain NBC title

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.

NBC World Series: Studs beat Larks, earn spot in title game

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.

Bob Lutz: Some ways to re-energize the NBC

The National Baseball Congress World Series isn’t going anywhere.

NBC World Series notes, scoreboard

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.

NBC World Series: Larks hand Foresters first loss

Hays leveled the playing field at the NBC World Series in a most unexpected way.

Bob Lutz: Midlothian’s Minas was an NBC World Series fixture

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.

NBC World Series: Foresters are lone unbeaten team

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.

NBC World Series notes, scoreboard

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.

Bob Lutz: Dodge City shortstop has raw ability that catches eye

The most exciting player I’ve seen in the NBC World Series can’t get on base.

NBC World Series: Mustangs beat Broncos, remain unbeaten

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.

Bob Lutz: El Dorado’s Baptista won’t give up on dream

As his line shot zoomed over the first-base bag and into right field, Daniel Baptista thought double all the way.

NBC notes (Aug. 7)

When five of the six teams from the Jayhawk League made the NBC World Series, some eyebrows were raised because the league didn’t have an excellent year _ El Dorado and Haysville combined to finish 25-43 in league play.

NBC World Series: Newcomers lift Dodge City to victory

Monday’s 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.

Baseball ’Round the Clock marathon has a quirky appeal

The people who really love baseball and the National Baseball Congress got their fix this weekend.

NBC World Series: Cannons avoid elimination

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.

NBC World Series: St. Joseph edges Dodge City

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.

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