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2022 NBC All-Americans Announced

NBC All-Americans Announced for 2022

WICHITA, Kan. – The 2022 NBC All-Americans all played key roles in advancing their respective teams through the 88th NBC World Series powered by Evergy. The Santa Barbara Foresters claimed their 10th National Championship, becoming only the third team in NBCWS history to win three championships in a row. Foresters manager Bill Pintard was selected as Manager of the Year. The presenting sponsor for the NBC All-American Team is Hook Bats, www.hookbats.com. Each All-American will receive a customized commemorative bat.

2022 NBC World Series All-American Team

Pitchers

Anthony Brady                     Seattle Studs (WA)                                              1.50 ERA, 1-0 Record, 2 APP, 18 Innings, 15 K’s, 1 BB

Will Maynard                        Hutchinson Monarchs (KS)                                0.00 ERA, 2 APP, 12.33 Innings, 16 K’s, 1 BB, 5 Hits

Brady Rose                            Hays Larks (KS)                                                     0.75 ERA, 2-0 Record, 12 Innings, 14 K’s, 3 BB, 4 Hits

Parker Smith                         Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)                            1.50 ERA, 2-0 Record, 12 Innings, 11 K’s, 2 BB

Catchers

Alex Birge                              Hutchinson Monarchs (KS)                                .250 BA, HR, 6 RBI, 1.000 FLD %, 33 PO, 2-4 TOS

Infielders

1B – Gavin Kash                    Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)                            .520 BA, 13 Hits, 8 RBI, 6 2B, .760 SLG%, 1.000 FLD%

2B – Gianni Horvat              Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)                            .500 BA, 8 Hits, 6 RBI, .563 SLG%, 1.000 FLD%

3B – Sawyre Thornhill         Hutchinson Monarchs (KS)                .               385 BA, 5 Hits, HR, 3 RBI, .615 SLG%, .467 OB%

SS – Ryan Leary                    Liberal Bee Jays (KS)                                            .500 BA, 6 Hits, .583 SLG%, .571 OB%, .941 FLD%

Outfielders

Lenny Ashby                         Cheney Diamond Dawgs (KS)                            .500 BA, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 Hits, 1.200 SLG%, .615 OB%

Leo Jiminian                          Hays Larks (KS)                                                     .421 BA, 3 2B, 8 Hits, 1.000 FLD%

Nick McLain                          Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)                            .571 BA, HR, 5 RBI, 12 Hits, .952 SLG%, 1.000 FLD%

Utility

Nate Rombach (C/DH)        Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)                            .434 BA, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 2B, 10 Hits, 6 Games, .869 SLG%

Designated Hitter

Ronnie Bailey                        Lonestar Baseball Club (TX)                               .333 BA, 5 RBI, HR, 4 Hits, .583 SLG%, 2 SB

Manager – Bill Pintard, Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)

MVP – Gavin Kash, Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)

Home Run Trophy – Nate Rombach, Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)

Leading Prospect to the Majors – Gavin Kash, Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)

Eric Pintard Most Inspirational Player – Leo Jiminian, Hays Larks (KS)

Best Team Offensive – Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)

Best Team Defensive – Liberal Bee Jays (KS)

Best Team Pitching – Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)

Leading Pitcher – Will Maynard, Hutchinson Monarchs (KS)

Leading Hitter – Nick McLain, Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)

Michael Dean RBI Award – Gavin Kash, Santa Barbara Foresters (CA)

Outstanding Local Player – Brady Pacha, Haysville Aviators (KS)

Hap Dumont Award – William “Bill” Polzin

12-Year MLB veteran named NBC Graduate of the Year

WICHITA, Kan. – The National Baseball Congress is proud to announce the 2019 NBC Graduate of the Year, Jed Lowrie. The NBC Graduate of the Year Award has been awarded to former NBC players since 1975. Lowrie was born in Salem, Oregon on April 17, 1984 and lived in Salem his entire childhood.

In the summer of 2003, Lowrie played for the NBC affiliated Matsu, AK Minors in the Alaska Baseball League. While playing for Stanford University in 2004, Lowrie was named the PAC-10 Conference Player of the Year. Also in 2004, he won the gold medal at the University World Championship in Tainan City, Taiwan with the United States team.

In 2005, the Boston Red Sox drafted Lowrie as the 45th overall pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. The infielder made his MLB debut with the Red Sox on April 15, 2008. He went on to bat .258 with 67 hits and 46 RBIs.

After four years in the majors with Boston, Lowrie was traded to the Houston Astros. After a single subpar year, he joined the Oakland Athletics, where his dominance emerged.

In his two years with the Athletics (2013-14), Lowrie recorded total 300 hits, 80 RBIs, 139 runs and 21 homeruns. The Athletics advanced to the American League Divisional Series in 2013 and America League Wild Card game in 2014.

Lowrie spent the following year with the Astros once again, his numbers suffering due to a torn ligament in his thumb. In November of 2015, Lowrie was traded to the Athletics where he would work his numbers up in the following seasons.

In 2018, Lowrie hit for a .267 average, 159 hits, 23 homeruns, 99 RBIs and 78 runs scored. His performance earned himself a spot on the American League All-Star team in 2018. The Athletics found themselves in the playoffs yet again in 2018, but were eliminated in the American League Wild Card game.

In January of 2019, Lowrie signed a two-year contract with the New York Mets. He has been on
the injury list since the beginning of the season with a knee injury.

In his 12 years in the major leagues, Lowrie has 104 homeruns, 509 RBIs, 1043 hits and a .263
career batting average.

The NBC is proud to add Jed Lowrie to the list of former NBC players who have excelled at the
next level as the NBC Graduate of the Year Award.

The 85th NBC World Series powered by Westar Energy will be played July 27-August 10, with all
games being played at Eck Stadium at Wichita State University. To order tickets, reserve suites and
secure your spot for the NBC World Series, call 316-977-9400.

About NBC: The NBC World Series is the largest and the oldest continuous sporting event in the
United States. This non-profit 501c(3) foundation operates under the supervision of a 15-member
volunteer board of directors. To learn more visit www.nbcbaseball.com.

Ex-Con headlines 2019 NBC Hall of Fame class

WICHITA, Kan. – The 85th NBC World Series powered by Westar Energy is proud to announce the 2019 NBC Hall of Fame class of Isaiah “Fireball” Jackson, Steve McFarland, Mike Moore, Mark Potter and Rick Schroeder.

Isaiah “Fireball” Jackson was the highlight of the Kansas State Tournament at Lawrence Stadium in the 1960’s, but a series of armed robbery charges erased his professional baseball dreams. During this time, the Lansing State Penitentiary team was given permission in play in the NBC  Kansas State Tournament. Fireball was voted Most Popular Player at the 1965, 1966 and 1967 tournaments. Fireball’s 55 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings played set him apart from the rest. While he did sit on the Pittsburg roster for 10 years, he never played in the Major Leagues due to his prison stints. Isaiah “Fireball” Jackson passed away on July 31, 2004.

Steve McFarland’s NBC World Series record alone shows the dominance his teams showed throughout his time coaching teams in the 1970’s – 90’s. While coaching for 21 years (11 as an assistant, 10 as head coach) at his alma mater, California Polytechnic State University, McFarland coached NBC teams Santa Maria Indians (1978-1983) and Anchorage Glacier Pilots (1984-1994). Throughout his 12 appearances to the NBC World Series, he combined for a 56-22 record with two Championships (one with each team), one runner-up finish and five third place finishes. In 1994, he joined the Miami Marlins as a scout/coach in the minor leagues. In 1999, he moved to the Chicago Cubs organization and became a minor league manager. He moved into a scouting role with the Cubs in 2005 and still holds that position.

Mike Moore sits along the best the Liberal Bee Jays have ever produced. The right handed pitcher from Eakley, Oklahoma was a two-time pitcher of the year for the NBC World Series. His performances in 1979 and 1980 earned Liberal a NBC World Series title and a runner-up finish. Moore was later drafted by the Seattle Mariners with the overall number one pick in the 1981 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut one year later on April 11, 1982. After 13 seasons in the MLB, including two trips to the World Series with Oakland, Moore called it a career. He finished his career with a 161-176 record, a 4.39 ERA, a World Series Championship and 2,931 innings pitched.

Mark “Potts” Potter played in 14 straight NBC World Series, starting in 1984 with the Wichita Tigers. Starting in 1986, he played for the Wichita Kountry Tyme Cubs. One year later, he had the opportunity to compete with the Cubs in an International Tournament in Cuba. Despite losing in the finals to Cuba, Potter called it “one of the best experiences of [his] life.” Between 1988-90, Potter would play for three different teams, the last being the Wichita Alumni who he would play seven more years with. Currently, Potter lives with his wife in Cheney, Kan. And is a full time public speaker on mental health and his personal journey with mental health issues.

Rick Schroeder is the ultimate example of commitment to the NBC World Series and the talent it produces. This year marks his 37th consecutive year attending and scouting talent at the NBC World Series. Schroeder became an area scout for the Texas Rangers in 1982, his first year attending the NBC World Series. After 10 years with the Rangers, he began a series of shorter stints for a number of other teams: Houston Astros (1992-97), Anaheim Angels (1998-2000), again with the Rangers (2001-06), Kansas City Royals (2007-10), Chicago Cubs (2011-12). After this, he returned to the Rangers organization, where still serves as a Special Assistant Scout. Some of Schroeder’s most well-known scouter players includes Derek Holland, Danny Duffy, Steve Buchele and Aaron Miles. Schroeder now lives in Phoenix, AZ.

The National Baseball Congress is proud to induct these five men into the NBC Hall of Fame. Not only was their work on the field, dugouts and the stands exceptional, but these men showed what true love with the game of baseball looks like. The Hall of Fame induction will take place at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4.

The 85th NBC World Series powered by Westar Energy will be played July 27-August 10, with all games being played at Eck Stadium at Wichita State University. To order tickets, reserve suites and secure your spot for the NBC World Series, call 316-977-9400.

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