With as many hits (18) as the NJCAA national team had Wednesday night in the winners bracket final of the National Baseball Congress World Series, it would be fair to credit its 12-7 win over the Hays Lark to an outstanding offensive showing.
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The San Diego Waves’ postgame celebration Monday night was spontaneous and might have been bit more fervent than expected after the 7-6 elimination victory over the Wellington Heat in the National Baseball Congress World Series.
The Haysville Aviators didn’t enter their first National Baseball Congress World Series with much fanfare. After all, they were an 18-loss team with a just-above-average record in the Walter Johnson League.
There is a deep trust between pitcher Lance Spongberg and Haysville Aviators manager Gabe Grinder, strengthened by their player-coach relationship during the collegiate season at Morningside College, an NAIA school in Sioux City, Iowa.
Leadoff hitter Jacob Lamoreux had three hits and scored three times to lead the Haysville Aviators past Sedalia (Mo.) 7-4 early Thursday morning in a National Baseball Congress World Series game that moved the Aviators into the championship week bracket.
Twelve years after creating a Shockers team in Austin the program saw its first appearance in the National Baseball Congress World Series come to an end Wednesday in an 8-1 loss to the San Diego Force in an elimination game.