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NBC All-Americans Announced for 2021

NBC All-Americans Announced for 2021

WICHITA, Kan. – The 2021 NBC All-Americans all played key roles in advancing their respective teams through the 87h NBC World Series powered by Evergy. The Santa Barbara Foresters claimed their 9th National Championship with a 5-0 record in the double-elimination format. Lonestar Baseball’s Aaron Smith 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.

Pitchers
Nathan Medrano Lonestar, TX Baseball Club 0.00 ERA, 2-0 Record, 15 Innings, 10 K’s, 1 BB, 4 Hits
Justin Eckhardt Santa Barbara, CA Foresters 0.00 ERA, 2-0 Record, 12 Innings, 13 K’s, 0 BB, 4 Hits
Ben Abram Santa Barbara, CA Foresters 0.96 ERA, 2-0 Record, 9.1 Innings, 12 K’s, 2 BB, 7 Hits
Jarrett Seaton Great Bend, KS Bat Cats 1.12 ERA, 1-0 Record, 8 Innings, 14 K’s, 2 BB, 3 Hits

Catchers
Dylan Leach Santa Barbara, CA Foresters .600 BA, HR, 6 Hits, 3 RBI, .900 SLG% 1.000 FLD %

Infielders
1B – Max Puls Lonestar, TX Baseball Club .320 BA, 8 Hits, 3 2B, 7 RBI, 1.000 FLD %
2B – Jordan Ardoin Hutchinson, KS Monarchs .333 BA, 4 Hits, 1.000 FLD %
3B – Charlie Larson Seattle, WA Studs .350 BA, 7 Hits, 3 RBI, .950 FLD %
SS – Seth Stephenson Santa Barbara, CA Foresters .421 BA, 8 Hits, 6 Runs, 4 RBI, 2 HR, 1.000 FLD %

Outfielders
Ryan Koval Cheney, KS Diamond Dawgs .476 BA, 10 Hits, HR, 4 2B, 11 RBI, .810 SLG%, 1.000 FLD %
Jaxson Syring Cheney, KS Diamond Dawgs .438 BA, 7 Hits, 12 Runs, 3 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 4 SB, 1.000 SLG %
Josh Stinson Santa Barbara, CA Foresters .500 BA, 8 Hits, 7 Runs, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 5 SB,

Utility
Nolan Riley Great Bend, KS Bat Cats .333 BA, 6 Hits, 6 Runs, 5 RBI, HR, 1.000 FLD %

Designated Hitter
Jonas Kim Seattle, WA Studs .467 BA, 7 Hits, 5 Runs, 6 RBI, 4 2B, .733 SLG %

About NBC: The NBC World Series is the premier summer showcase for college-age amateur players since 1935. This non-profit 501c(3) foundation operates under the supervision of the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. To learn more, visit www.nbcbaseball.com.

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McNeil Named 2021 NBC Graduate of the Year

McNeil Named 2021 NBC Graduate of the Year

Former Santa Barbara Forester and NY Met joins prestigious group

 

WICHITA, KANSAS – The National Baseball Congress is proud to announce Jeff McNeil as the recipient of the 2021 NBC Graduate of the Year Award. This award has been presented to NBC alumni since 1975 and is based on prior season performance. McNeil was born in Santa Barbara and grew up attending Foresters youth camps, but eventually moved to Nipomo, CA for his high school years. He decided to attend Long Beach State and returned to Santa Barbara during the summers of 2010 and 2011 to play for the Foresters in the California Collegiate League.

McNeil was a crucial piece of the Foresters’ 2011 championship squad. He batted .345 with 4 RBIs and 8 runs scored in the NBC World Series that year and was honored with a selection to the tournament’s All-American Team as a utility man. This selection would serve as foreshadowing for the first two seasons of his career. Additionally, McNeil has become a permanent member of Foresters history with his induction into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2019.

After three seasons at Long Beach State, McNeil was drafted by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He was called up to the big-league roster in 2018 and experienced immediate success, batting .329 with an OPS of .852 as a rookie. The best was yet to come, as he would be named an All-Star the next season as a left fielder. He would bat .318 with an OPS of .916 this season, adding 23 home runs. This success would continue in 2020, with a .311 average good for 11th in the NL and an 11.5 strikeout percentage being the 9th-lowest in the MLB.

Nicknamed “The Flying Squirrel” for his leaping grabs in the outfield as a college player, McNeil has transitioned from a utility role with the Mets over his first two seasons to a more everyday role as their second baseman. He has earned himself a reputation as an “old-school” hitter who excels at making good contact and putting the ball in gaps. The NBC is excited to officially honor McNeil with this deserved award.

Of his time with the Foresters, McNeil said: “Thank you to the National Baseball Congress for naming me the 2021 Graduate of the Year. I have very fond memories of my time with the Santa Barbara Foresters. It was an experience I will never forget.”

Former NBC Graduate of the Year honorees include Tim Anderson, Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols, Paul Goldschmidt and several others.

The 87th NBC World Series, powered by Evergy, is scheduled for August 4-14, 2021. Games will be played at Hutchinson’s Hobart-Detter Field and the brand-new Riverfront Stadium, home of the Wichita Wind Surge. Tickets and premium hospitality options are available for purchase online at www.nbcbaseball.com or calling (316) 265-6236.

2021 NBC Graduate of the Year

National Baseball Congress Announces 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

Robertson, Deal, Deutschman and Homolka are the newest members

WICHITA, KS — The National Baseball Congress is excited to announce the 2021 NBC Hall of Fame inductees. Staying true to our legacy, we want to remember the legacy these men created and look forward to honoring them during the 87th NBC World Series powered by Evergy, on Friday, August 13, 6:00pm at Riverfront Stadium.

Ellis Fergason Deal, or better known as Cot Deal, played in the NBC during the 1940’s. He played for the Enid Army Air Field team from Oklahoma known as the Enidairs. An All-American in 1943, 1944, and 1945 as a utility player, Deal would play in the outfield as well as pitch. In 1944, the Enidairs were the runner-up in the NBC World Series, however, Cot was named the Most Valuable Player. The following year, the Enidairs returned and won the 1945 NBC World Series. For the second year in a row, Cot was named the MVP. He is the only player in NBCWS history to win MVP in back-to-back years. Sadly, in 2013 he passed away at the age of 90.

Bob Homolka

Mickey Deutschman, also known as Mickey D., served eleven years in the United States Navy prior to his baseball career. In 1984, he became the owner/manager of the San Diego Stars, leading his team to a 5th place finish in the NBC World Series beating a Hutchinson Broncos team that featured Barry Bonds and Rafeal Palmeiro. Mickey D. coached the Stars for 35 years, finishing his career with over 1,100 wins at the semi-pro level and appearing in the NBC World Series 23 times. His most recent appearance was in 2019 with his team finishing 3rd. Their season was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, and sadly Mickey D. passed away in September of last year.

Robert Homolka has been an umpire for nearly 50 years working more than 4,000 games. He umpired his first college game in 1973. Since then, he has worked the Big 12, Big 10, Missouri Valley, Metro, and Summit conferences. He has umpired in 27 Division I Conference tournaments, as well as two NCAA Division I World Series. Homolka played in the NBC during the 1960’s and has continued to work with the NBC for over 34 years, serving as NBC assignor from 1999-2015. He is currently the Umpire in Chief for NBC affiliate Alaska Goldpanners in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Nate Robertson is a Wichita native, graduating from Maize High School and then played baseball at Wichita State University. While in college, he played for the El Dorado Broncos when they won the 1996 and 1998 NBC World Series. Robertson was the 146th pick in the 5th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft by the Florida Marlins and would later play for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies. After his career in the majors, Robertson again played in the NBC World Series. In 2016, he helped form the Kansas Stars, who finished third in the series. He then led the Stars to his third NBC World Series championship in 2017.

The 87th NBC World Series powered by Evergy will be played August 4 -14. The nation’s premier tournament will be played in Hutchinson’s Hobart-Detter Field, August 4 – 8. The final six days of the NBC will be played in Wichita at the newly opened Riverfront Stadium, home of the Wichita Wind Surge. For more information about the NBC World Series or to purchase tickets, visit nbcbaseball.com.

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2021 NBC World Series Dates Announced

2021 NBC World Series Dates Announced

Riverfront Stadium to host six days of games and promotions

 

WICHITA, KANSAS – The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission along with the Wichita Wind Surge announce the 87th NBC World Series, powered by Evergy will be played at Riverfront Stadium later this summer. The NBC World Series will be played August 4 -14, with Wichita hosting the last six days of the event, August 9-14. The first five days will be played in Hutchinson, KS at Hobart-Detter Field, August 4-8.

“This is an exciting day for the NBC World Series. Returning to downtown Wichita and playing in Riverfront Stadium gives our teams an experience they’ll never forget,” said Kevin Jenks, NBC Tournament Director. “The Wind Surge understand the tradition of the NBC. Since they arrived in Wichita, their ownership and staff have expressed a desire to have the NBCWS play at Riverfront Stadium.”

The NBC World Series was created in 1935 by local sporting goods salesman Raymond “Hap” Dumont. This year will mark the 87th anniversary for the annual tournament.

“The NBC has been synonymous with Wichita since its inception in 1935. After a two-year absence, the tournament is returning to its roots: Downtown,” said Wind Surge CEO Jordan Kobritz. “We are pleased that the schedule allows a portion of the 2021 tournament to be played at Riverfront Stadium and we look forward to hosting the event for many years to come.”

“The NBC World Series has the great fortune to play in front of our hometown fans in Wichita, along with the passionate following of fans in Hutchinson. We greatly appreciate the Wind Surge staff and the community of Hutchinson for hosting our long-standing tradition of the NBC World Series.” said Mike Sharpe, President of the GWASC.

Pre-sale for Wind Surge season ticket holders goes on sale Friday, May 28th at 10:00am. Wind Surge season ticket holders will have till Sunday, June 6 at 5pm to reserve and purchase NBC World Series tickets for reserved seats and suites.
Tickets to the public for both locations go on sale Tuesday, June 8 at 10:00am and can be purchased at www.nbcbaseball.com

About Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission: The organization is a facilitator, driving the collaborative efforts of the region in attracting and hosting a wide variety of sporting events. The Sports Commission provides the experience and expertise in sports marketing and event management that has established our region as a sports destination. Since 1997, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has facilitated over 600 events in the Wichita area with a combined economic impact of over $544 million.

About NBC World Series: The NBC World Series is the largest and the oldest continuous sporting event in Kansas. “The NBC” has been played in Wichita every year since 1935. This non-profit is a 501c(3) foundation. To learn more visit www.nbcbaseball.com.
About Riverfront Stadium: Riverfront Stadium is an $85 million, multi-purpose stadium built in 2019-2020 to host Triple-A baseball in addition to various events year ‘round. The Stadium replaces the former Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and sits on the west side of the Arkansas River in Downtown Wichita.

 

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NBC All-Americans Announced for 2020

NBC All-Americans Announced for 2020

WICHITA, Kan. – The 2020 NBC All-Americans all played key roles in advancing their respective teams through the 86th NBC World Series powered by Evergy. The Santa Barbara Foresters claimed their 8th National Championship going 4-0 in the re-introduced double-elimination format as Manager Bill Pintard lead a talented group of five All-Americans. The presenting sponsor for the NBC All-American Team is Hook Bats, www.hookbats.com. Each All-American will receive a customized commemorative bat.

Pitchers
Aaron Funk Liberal, KS Bee Jays 0.00 ERA, 1-0 Record, 7 Innings, 14 K’s, 0 Walks
Nick Nastrini Santa Barbara, CA Foresters 0.00 ERA, 1-0 Record, 10 Innings, 15 K’s, 3 Walks
Trevin Reynolds Cheney, KS Diamond Dawgs 1.64 ERA, 2-0 Record, 11 Innings, 16 K’s, 2 Earned Runs

Catchers
Pablo Lanzarote Hattiesburg, MS Black Sox .300 BA Avg., 3HR, 6 RBI, 1.000 Fielding %,

Infielders
1B – Cayde Ward Liberal, KS Bee Jays .538 BA Avg., HR, 6 RBI, 7 Hits, .846 SLG%
2B – Jace Jung Santa Barbara, CA Foresters .246 BA Avg., 5 Runs, 4 RBI, 2 HR, .786 SLG%, 11 Assists
3B – Sean McLain Santa Barbara, CA Foresters .333 BA Avg., 4 Hits, 3RBI, .667 SLG%,
SS – Dylan Nedved Hutchinson, KS Monarchs .318 BA Avg., 7 Hits, HR, 4 RBI, 2 Stolen Bases

Outfielders
Clayton Chadwick Hutchinson, KS Monarchs .450 BA Avg., 3 HR, 11 RBI, 9 Hits, 6 Runs
Casey Dykstra Santa Barbara, CA Foresters .429 BA Avg., HR, 6 Hits, 5 RBI, HR
DeVaughn Gales Houston, TX Express .500 BA Avg., 2 HR, 4 Doubles, 10 Hits, 9 Runs, 9 RBI

Utility
Taylor Barber Hutchinson, KS Monarchs .263 BA Avg., 5 Runs, 5 Hits, 3 RBI, 3 Stolen Bases

Designated Hitter
Christian Encarnacion Santa Barbara, CA Foresters .264 BA Avg., 4 Runs, 5 Hits, HR, 4 RBI

 

2020 All-American List All-American Release

2020 All-American List

About NBC: The NBC World Series is the premier summer showcase for college-age amateur players since 1935. This non-profit 501c(3) foundation operates under the supervision of the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. To learn more, visit www.nbcbaseball.com.

 

NBC World Series will be held next month — but not at Wichita’s new downtown stadium

By  – Associate Editor, Wichita Business Journal

The National Baseball Congress announced Friday it will shorten its 2020 World Series from the normal two weeks to eight days next month.

The 12-team tournament will be held Aug. 3-10 at Wichita State University’s Eck Stadium, with additional games also going for four days at Hutchinson’s Hobart-Detter Field.

Through a facility use agreement with the Triple-A Wichita Wind Surge, which operates the new $75 million downtown ballpark, the NBC was supposed to have use of Riverfront Stadium for one week of its tournament. But the Wind Surge’s inaugural Pacific Coast League season never started because of Covid-19 and the season was canceled earlier this month.

In announcing tournament plans Friday, NBC Foundation general manager Kevin Jenks did not give a reason why the NBC wouldn’t be played at Riverfront.

Current restrictions from Sedgwick County health officer Garold Minns limit public gatherings to 45 through Aug. 9, though the county has acknowledged the limit is unenforceable.

Jenks said spectators will be required to wear masks and asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the stadium. Fans are asked to order tickets online at nbcbaseball.com. All-day tickets are $10.

“We hope everyone can be flexible and understanding with the processes we are taking,” Jenks said.

The tournament and NBC Foundation will now be under the umbrella of the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, which conducts events such as the Prairie Fire Marathon series, the Wichita Corporate Challenge and an annual sports banquet.

https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2020/07/17/nbc-world-series-will-be-held-next-month.html?iana=hpmvp_wich_news_headline

 

2020 NBC World Series Update

86th NBC World Series Update
We appreciate the many inquiries concerning our “little” annual event. Your support and love for the NBC World Series is the reason we are diligently working to assure the NBC World Series is played for the 86th straight year. In March, we were ready to announce our dates, however, that quickly changed due to the pandemic. So, we decided to hold off. As we get closer to releasing those dates, we continue to work through the guidelines and restrictions that need to be in place for fans, teams and staff. We are communicating with the Wind Surge, county health and local officials to make sure we provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
We anticipate an announcement soon and should we have the good fortune of hosting the 86th NBC World Series we will announce ticket packages and group opportunities at that time.
Thank you for your loyal support!

Division I talent set to elevate the Sunflower Collegiate League

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – The wait is over. Baseball is back in the Sunflower State.

“It’s good to be back out here,” said Wichita State pitcher Aaron Haase.

With their season set to open on Monday, the Hutchinson Monarchs have been conducting practices at Hobart-Detter Field, the home to Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragon Baseball since the start of June.

“The energy from the young men is higher than ever. They haven’t played the game they love since March,” said Monarchs GM/Owner Marc Blackim.

Players are returning to the diamond for the first time since college seasons and championships nationwide were canceled in March due to COVID-19 concerns.

“For them to finally get out as a team — even though it’s not their college team — they’re out with a bunch of teammates,” said Monarchs GM/Owner Marc Blackim. “The energy’s good. They’re excited and they’re ready to get going.”

The Monarchs feature a total of nine Division I players from Wichita State, Sam Houston State and Iowa.

“It’s been a great mix,” said Blackim. “Having more DI players with us this summer — it’s only going to help the league be very competitive, probably more competitive than its ever been.”

Nearly 60 DI players are participating in the SCL this season.

“You get some of these younger players and guys that are at the junior college level, they see what it’s like, and what it takes at the next level to get it done and have that opportunity,” said Blackim.

https://www.ksn.com/sports/local-sports/division-i-talent-set-to-elevate-the-sunflower-collegiate-league/

National Baseball Congress provides COVID-19 guidelines for NBC Affiliated Teams

Recommended guidelines for NBC Affiliated Baseball Teams

COVID19 NBC Guidelines

 

March 2019 NBC Newsletter

March is here and the “madness” is already in full swing! This month is chalk full of exciting events, including the start of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the long-awaited first day of spring, Opening Day… and tickets for the 85th NBC World Series, powered by Westar Energy, going on sale!!

To celebrate our 85th year of the NBC World Series, we are offering a special “85 for 85” package… the “Hap Pass”! For just $85, you can reserve your seat for every game of the 15-day tournament. We are also offering good deals on our Flex Packs and Individual Tickets, so make sure to purchase yours before they’re gone!

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