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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

Plans being made for 86th NBC World Series

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – For 85 years, through both the Great Depression and World War II, the NBC World Series hasn’t missed a beat.

While the coronavirus pandemic has put the clamps on the sports world over the past few months, the annual Summer baseball classic is moving forward.

“We are planning to play the NBC World Series to start sometime in July or early August,” said Kevin Jenks, Tournament Director/General Manager for the NBC World Series.

While teams have come from as far away as Alaska in years past, Jenks says that might not be the case this year.

“Typically, we’ve had a field of 30-32 teams, we are probably going to be looking at something like half that now,” said Jenks.

In years past, the NBC World Series took place at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. In 2019, it moved over to Eck Stadium at Wichita State University, while Riverfront stadium was being built.

“We do have an agreement in principle with the Wind Surge that we will play down there, but we are at the mercy of Major League Baseball right now,” said Jenks.

With the Wichita Wind Surge season hanging in the balance, the NBC World Series could potentially be the first event held at the new ballpark.

“If they don’t have any other events and if they feel the NBC World Series makes sense to have the first major event there, then that’s great, that’s fantastic,” said Jenks.

In order to make it all happen, Jenks says there will need to be fans in the stands.

“We couldn’t hold the NBC World Series without fans, so, we will need to meet a minimum requirement basically of how many fans, we are still looking at that from a lot of different models,” said Jenks. “We will make sure that the safety of our players and our fans first and foremost.”

Jenks says they are looking at two different scenarios revolving around the 86th NBC World Series.

He says one would be the opportunity of the NBC World Series being played earlier in August. Another scenario would include starting up in mid-August.

What does MLB plan to return mean for Wichita Wind Surge, NBC World Series?

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Will the Wichita Wind Surge take the field this summer? Will the tradition-rick NBC World Series played in Wichita every late July into August go on as scheduled?

These are a couple questions Eyewitness News looks into following Major League Baseball’s announced plan to begin its 2020 season on July 4.

The news from the MLB is something Wichita Wind Surge owner Lou Schwechheimer says is a welcome first step for baseball fans. The Wind Surge is a Triple-A affiliate for the Miami Marlins.

Schwechheimer says he’s been in constant communication with league officials and that any decision regarding when the Wind Surge could play would come from Minor League Baseball. He adds that seeing baseball in Wichita is important, but not as important as keeping players, workers and fans safe and healthy.

As Wichita’s new professional team waits for news on whether it’ll be able to make its debut this summer, one of the game’s oldest tournaments in Wichita also waits to see if it can go on.

“The plan is to play the NBC World Series this summer, going 86 years strong,” says NBC World Series General Manager and Tournament Director Kevin Jenks. He says tournament officials are working through their own set of obstacles in hopes of avoiding a break in the tradition,from trying to find host families for players, working with amateur leagues across the country and talking with local health officials.

Jenks says the ideal time frame is for the tournament to still happen in late July and early August, but with nothing set in stone, he says the talks with Sedgwick County health officials are constant.

But unlike Major League Baseball, Jenks says the NBC World Series couldn’t go on if fans can’t attend the games.

“If we are in a situation where we can’t have fans in the stands, then the NBC World Series won’t happen,” he says. “Just the revenue that comes from the tickets and everything associated with people attending the game, that would certainly limit us.”

Jenks notes that the NBC World Series wants to be something for the entire Wichita community to enjoy, but more importantly wants to make sure playing the tournament is the right thing to do.

“We are just going to play the hand that we are dealt and go from there,” he says. ‘Right now, we are planning to play and are looking forward to it.”

 

 

USA Baseball to Continue Offering Online Community Clinics

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball announced today it is expanding its offerings of online Community Clinics through the month of May in an effort to support coaches and parents currently enrolled in its Coaches Certification pathway. The free clinics will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 6 from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. ET
Wednesday, May 13 from 12 – 3 p.m. ET
Saturday, May 16 from 12 – 3 p.m. ET
Wednesday, May 20 from 9 p.m. -12 a.m. ET (En Español)
Wednesday, May 27 from 12 – 3 p.m. ET

Registration for each clinic is now open with limited spots available on CoachClinics.org.

The Coaches Certification pathway is a free three-tiered program consisting of ascending levels: “A” Certification, “B” Certification and “C” Certification. All of the levels contain a series of courses that cover topics such as health and safety, creating a positive team environment, recognizing and responding to misconduct, practice planning, game management and skill-specific development.

This program requires the participation in a Community or Regional Clinic in order to obtain a “C” Certification. The clinics are typically held year-round at facilities nationwide in partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and GameChanger, but will be hosted online for the first time ever in 2020. The clinics are run by veteran coaches from all levels of baseball in order to proliferate a culture of continuing education, development and mentorship.

Committed to co-host the online clinics are coaches from Cal State Fullerton, Flower Mound Marcus High School (Texas), the Minnesota Twins, the University of South Carolina, USA Baseball and Wabash Valley Community College.

Upon completion of the certification, coaches simultaneously satisfy the training requirements set forth by Senate Bill 534 (SB 534) and also begin the process of becoming Pure Baseball compliant. In November 2018, USA Baseball announced Pure Baseball, a zero-tolerance policy regarding abuse constructed in cooperation with SB 534 and the policies created by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. To concurrently become Pure Baseball compliant, coaches need only submit to and pass an annual background check, which can be done at USABDevelops.com through USA Baseball’s service provider, JD Palatine.

For more information on the Coaches Certification program and to begin the courses required to complete certification, visit CoachClinics.org. In addition to this new program, all courses and resources for players, coaches, parents and umpires on USABDevelops.com are available at no cost to users and aim to provide a positive baseball experience for all.

Wichita Bids Adieu to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Wichita Bids Adieu to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

The banging and clanging of metal tools striking against steel seats echoed throughout Lawrence-Dumont Stadium; the ping and pangs were loud enough to even disrupt the ghost of  Ray“Hap” Dumont, who convinced the City of Wichita to build the stadium to host his semi-amateur baseball in 1935. Many still claim that his presence can be felt since his death at his office in the building 46-years-ago.

On this day, fans were allowed to grab a piece of history or a slice of childhood memories with chair sale. The cash-only event allowed fans of Wichita baseball to purchase seats for as low as $5 for the red seats, $20 for the red/tan seats, and $35 for the blue seats. Fans were encouraged to dig into their toolboxes to be able to remove a seat, or even a row of four,  from its foundation on the main concourse.

A total of 250 seats were sold on Saturday according to Troy Houtman, Director of Parks and Recreation. The rest will be given donated to local universities, community colleges, and high schools in the area.  A few of the seats will be on display at various bus stops, art galleries, and trendy neighborhoods in town.

After the stadium purge of seats, the “Farewell to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium” began featuring a collection of food trucks, a celebrity softball game, movie screenings, and a firework show.  It was a proper send off to a facility that has been the catalyst of copious amounts of memories. Within a few weeks, it will be razed to make way for a new Triple-A ballpark that hopes to create a new tradition of its own beginning in the 2020 season

“Generations have come and gone with Lawrence-Dumont Stadium,” said Kevin Jenks, NBC General Manager/Tournament Director. “Members of the Lawrence and Dumont families attended and it’s hard for them. The NBC has a great relationship with both families. Charley Lawrence and Hap Dumont are responsible for the stadium being built in 1934. Its impact isn’t felt just by those families, LDS has contributed memories for thousands of fans and players over the years.”

The scoreboard will be donated to a local high school, it’s lighting possibly salvaged if it can’t find a new home, and other parts auctioned off to the highest bidder. All remnants of the stadium’s former tenant the Wichita Wingnuts were auctioned off a few weeks ago. Pretty soon there will be nothing but peanut shells that need to be swept up from the building’s main concourse.

The city will pay as much as $83 million for the redevelopment of the property that will also include a new pedestrian bridge that will cross the river, a three-tier building for retail and office space, and other infrastructure. The construction will begin in April of next year and when finish has a capacity for 10,000 fans with fixed seats and social areas.

The NBC will also utilize the stadium for one week during the summer for its amateur World Series while the yet-t0-be-named Triple-A ballclub, currently operating in New Orleans, is on the road. The new stadium will also be home to an NBC museum and office space. Next season, NBC World Series will be held at Eck Stadium on the campus of Wichita State University during the construction.

“We’re excited to play at Eck Stadium”,  added Jenks who said that more teams have inquired about participating next season in the tournament. “Its amenities are great for our fans and our teams will like the pre-game prep/practice area much more. The only challenge is going through the “get ready” process of moving a new facility for the first time in 85 years. The operations staff at WSU has been professional and accommodating to our unique needs of a two-week event.”

The city hopes to attract 888,400 visitors to the baseball facility that can also be used 10 days a year for charitable and community events. A ballpark village with an outfield entrance will be situated along the river with businesses hoping to fill in the south end of the stadium. Mayor Jeff Longwell said at the official announcement that Arkansas River has been vastly overlooked.

“We have literally turned our backs on this river for decades and decades and decades and now we are embracing the river as the great amenity it should be.”

The ballpark would be completed by March 15, 2020, while the team commits to a 20-year lease with an initial rent payment of $350,000 annually, before it is adjusted to inflation every five years.

It is indeed an end of an era in Wichita; the old ballpark was once serviceable as a home to minor league baseball, but wouldn’t be able to hack it anymore under its current conditions. Although full of nostalgia for many who remember their first time watching a game underneath its old grandstand, the city is due for a modern ballpark to satisfy the appetites and empty the pockets who now attend the game as more of a social event.

The over the eight-decade run of LDS is a strong testament to its stubbornness and unwillingness to cede to more modern ballparks, but at the dawn of the next decade, there will be a state of the art ballpark offering perhaps everything architects in the past have overlooked when designing similar facilities.

“It is a bittersweet situation,” added Houtman. The current Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is 84-years-old and it has so many memories to folks here in Wichita, but the infrastructure is so outdated and the mounting costs of repairs and upgrades have made it fiscally impossible to renovate or sustain in its current state.  It is my hope that the folks from Wichita will make many new memories and experience at the new stadium.”

That feeling is also shared by Jenks who knows that it was inevitable to build a new stadium for both a minor league team and amateur tournament.

“All that said, a new stadium is desperately needed. It should have happened 10-15 years ago. The next generation of NBC fans will grow up in a beautiful facility. Plus, the NBC museum will showcase our tradition, history, and nostalgia that so many people have helped build.”

In an age were many ballparks are being knocked down after less than 25 years, an 84-year-old ballpark is something to truly appreciate. However, it is time for a new ballpark that hopes to create as many memories as Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. If there was ever a city waiting for such a moment, it is definitely Wichita, Kansas.

by | Oct 19, 2018 |

 

Farewell Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on October 13

Hosted by City of Wichita Parks and Recreation, City of Wichita and Wichita District 4

Wichita, help us bid farewell to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Oct. 13, starting at 2:30 pm. The event will include the Collegiate High School Marching Band, two exposition softball games, a tribute to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, The Astronauts Band, fireworks, food trucks: Kona Ice NW Wichita, U-Hungry TRUCK, Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hotdogs and Bar on Demand mobile bartending and more!

A huge thank you to Waste Connections Inc., Farmers Insurance Group and Schreck Financial Group LLC for sponsoring the event.

National Baseball Congress has made a ‘contingency plan’ to leave Lawrence-Dumont

June 29, 2018 06:08 PM

NBC June Newsletter

NBC June Newsletter

Advance individual tickets on sale now for the 84th NBC World Series, $10 will get you ANY non-reserved seat in the Historic Lawrence-Dumont Stadium for up to 4 games a day. We have made it easier now for someone wanting to attend and watch exciting baseball. This $10 ticket price is for advance tickets only, as the ticket price goes up to $12 on day of game tickets.
If you attend the NBC World Series with a group of friends or family, purchasing the Flex Ticket package is the way to go, for $160 you get 20 vouchers that can be redeemed for any ticket on any day. These vouchers are good to use all at once, or you can break them up and use them on multiple days.
Now if you are a diehard baseball fan, and want to attend all 57 games of the NBC World Series, the season pass is the best bet. $125, gets you a reserved lower section seat in the stadium to be close to the action. That’s $2.17 per game.
We have started selling all these exciting ticket options, and look forward to hearing from each of you on which option you want to purchase tickets to see exciting baseball at Historic Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
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NBC World Series: Going strong, not leaving Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. — The nation’s largest and longest continuous sporting event has called Wichita home since 1935, and the future is looking just as bright for the NBC World Series.

“We’re excited about the new promotions and fan experiences we have planned for this year,” said National Baseball Congress General Manager/Tournament Director Kevin Jenks. “We also want to clarify any confusion about the future of the NBC World Series in Wichita. Regardless of any plans that may affect Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, we have made arrangements that ensure we will have a place to play here in Wichita.”

Eck Stadium at Wichita State University has been secured as an alternate, interim venue if it is required. The NBC and WSU have a longstanding relationship, having hosted numerous NBC World Series games over the years.

“We always look forward to playing at Eck Stadium, it’s a great facility for our fans, teams, and supporters,” said Jenks.

The 84th NBC World Series, Powered by Westar Energy, is on deck for another great run of summer family fun beginning July 27th and running through August 11th at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

The NBC World Series is in its fourth season as a non-profit, 501©3 organization, independently owned and operated under the NBC Foundation Board of Directors. The NBC Foundation is dedicated to growing and enhancing the game of baseball in our community while paying tribute to our proud baseball tradition. We strive to provide our participants an opportunity to compete against the best, establish and sustain strong partnerships, and provide an entertaining and memorable event for all generations of fans.

For more information about the NBC World Series or to purchase tickets, visit nbcbaseball.com.

 

RELEASE-NBC Not Leaving

NBC May Newsletter

May Newsletter is out!

With the 84th NBC World Series just 79 days away, we look at our long history and want everyone to know, we aren’t going anywhere and our future is in a better place than it’s been for several years. We want to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to the many more years of the NBC World Series being played in Wichita!!

With that being said, 2018 will be an exciting year, and more importantly a year we look at the history of Hap Dumont and what he created for our community. Another year of honoring our history and those who’ve played a role in the deep tradition that is the NBC World Series. If this is the last year at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, the NBC World Series plans to play at Wichita State’s Eck Stadium, then move back to a NEW LDS, which will feature NBC offices and museum.

We have had a great April, and the upcoming months will bring more exciting and fun events that highlight our 84th NBC World Series.

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