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NBC notes: New format draws some positive feedback

Running a summer baseball team is an expensive, time-consuming job, usually performed in anonymity. So if a manager shows up at a tournament and gets a few free meals and hospitality, it makes a good impression.

El Dorado Broncos collect a spot in NBC World Series Championship Week

The El Dorado Broncos held up their trophy and posed for pictures. Team owner J.D. Schneider offered handshakes all around, no doubt thinking about how many road trips and meals he can fund with the $5,000 prize.

NBC notes: One spot remains to be decided

The second spot in Championship Week will be determined Thursday with a single game between the San Diego Force and the winner of Wednesday’s Ozark (Mo.)-Cape Girardeau (Mo.) game.

Broncos shut out Waves, advance to NBC’s first week final

Two days of gray skies had scared the fans away, in droves, from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and the NBC World Series.

NBC notes: Mulvane’s Redington heads for Butler on high note

Former Mulvane star Ty Redington had a big summer headed into his freshman season at Butler Community College.

Kansas Alumni, Liberal post impressive NBC World Series victories

The veterans with the Kansas Alumni baseball team may not be able to range to their left too far to field a groundball, and they may struggle to go first-to-third on a single.

NBC World Series notebook: Old-school matchup

The 10 a.m. game of the National Baseball Congress World Series featured an old-school pitching duel, with a disappointing end in that neither was involved in the decision.

NBC Notes: NBC adjusts to weather on fly

Rain set the National Baseball Congress World Series back by nearly half a day. After two long delays, the game between the San Diego Force and Ozark (Mo.) originally scheduled for 1 p.m. started after 10 p.m.

Liberal bounces back for win after rain delay

Seth Davis showcased his abilities Sunday in the National Baseball Congress World Series, except not many people were around to see it.

San Diego Force finally tops Liberal in 13 innings

As the innings dragged on Saturday afternoon at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, it almost became more important for Liberal and the San Diego Force to avoid losing rather than to win.

Rod Tafoya brings his ageless arm back to NBC tournament 28 years later

In the summer of 1985, Rod Tafoya fell in love with Wichita.

Broncos’ pitching sharp on opening night of NBC World Series

Jeremy McGowan isn’t sure whether he’ll be a starter or back in the bullpen when he returns to Troy for his junior year. Over the past month, though, he has worked his way into becoming the El Dorado Broncos’ top pitcher.

NBC notes: Change of plans

When the invitation to play in the National Baseball Congress World Series came at 9 p.m. Thursday night, the initial emotion was a bit of panic because there were players to track down and let them know about Friday’s 4 p.m. game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Fans will notice positive changes to National Baseball Congress World Series

Terry Newman grew up with the National Baseball Congress World Series. And now, the Wichita pizza man is standing behind it to help keep the tournament here.

Alumni team enters NBC World Series for the love of the game

The National Baseball Congress World Series isn’t a vanity project for the Equity Bank Kansas Alumni team.

NBC World Series begins volunteer program

Baseball fans, this is the chance to unleash your inner Hap Dumont. The National Baseball Congress World Series is looking for volunteers to help with the 79-year-old tournament.

Jayhawk League brawl leads to suspensions for six players

The video that remains is grainy and shaky, and shows the Wellington Heat’s Travis Piazza duck as a pitch from Derby Twins pitcher Kevin Willman zips by his head on Sunday in Derby.

NBC teams see good, bad in new World Series format

Many managers and general managers of National Baseball Congress teams and leagues agreed Thursday that a change was necessary to inject life into the floundering NBC World Series.

National Baseball Congress officials unveil changes to World Series structure

City and National Baseball Congress officials formally unveiled an aggressive plan today to put the annual World Series back on its feet, including putting the tournament on television and bringing back some of the NBC’s biggest legends.

NBC will revise format with 8-day, 16-team ‘championship week’

The 79th version of the National Baseball Congress World Series will look vastly different — and cost less to attend — than the first 78, as traditional NBC powerhouses are virtually guaranteed a spot in an eight-day "championship week" that will likely include 16 of the tournament’s most traditionally familiar teams.

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