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First pools released for 2019 NBC World Series; Four Wichita area teams named

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The Santa Barbara Foresters won the 2018 NBC World Series 6-5 over the NJCAA National Team with a walkoff walk. It was the final NBC game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium after 84 years.
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The Santa Barbara Foresters won the 2018 NBC World Series 6-5 over the NJCAA National Team with a walkoff walk. It was the final NBC game at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium after 84 years.

The 2019 NBC World Series is set to begin Saturday at Wichita State’s Eck Stadium, and the first-week pools have been released.

The NBC World Series is split into two weeks, with the second week serving as championship week. The top two teams from each first-week pool advance to a single-elimination bracket starting Tuesday. The top two teams from that bracket advance to championship week.

Four Wichita-area teams have qualified for the first week. Here are the pools and the schedule:

Pool A

Teams

  • 316 Elite
  • Hutchinson Monarchs
  • Palm Springs Chill (California)

Schedule

  • Game 1: Elite 316 vs. Palm Springs Chill, 9:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Game 2: Hutchinson Monarchs vs. Game 1 winner, TBD
  • Game 3: Hutchinson Monarchs vs. Game 1 loser, TBD

Pool B

Teams

  • Denver Cougars (Colorado)
  • San Antonio Angels (Texas)
  • Wellington Heat

Schedule

  • Game 1: Wellington Heat vs. San Antonio Angels, 7 p.m. Saturday
  • Game 2: Denver Cougars vs. Game 1 winner, TBD
  • Game 3: Denver Cougars vs. Game 1 loser, TBD

Pool C

Teams

  • Derby Twins
  • Dodge City A’s
  • Jasper Reds (Indiana)

Schedule

  • Game 1: Derby Twins vs. Jasper Reds, 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Game 2: Dodge City A’s vs. Game 1 winner, TBD
  • Game 3: Dodge City A’s vs. Game 2 loser, TBD

Pool D

Teams

  • Hays Larks
  • Great Bend Bat Cats
  • Waco Missions (Texas)

Schedule

  • Game 1: Hays Larks vs. Waco Missions, 3:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Game 2: Great Bend Bat Cats vs. Game 1 winner, TBD
  • Game 3: Great Bend Bat Cats vs. Game 1 loser, TBD

Tiebreakers

  1. Win-loss record
  2. Head-to-head
  3. Run differential
  4. Runs allowed per inning played defensively
  5. Runs scored
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